So my decision, after a bit of soul searching, was to post the picture. But first, a caveat, I post this not to defend the inaction of the public safety officials, but to provide a certain level of context to this scene that we all have opinions on, but very few of us actually witnessed.
For those that opt not to view the photo, don’t click “more,” for those, the photo is after the jump.
I have embedded the photo on this secondary page so that folks who don’t want to view will have to take an additional step to do so. Unlike the Oakland Local reporter, I’m opting to not add a big red arrow to the photo. The size of the waves in the lower left hand corner should give a frame a reference.