Thursday, January 06, 2011

Alarming Rise in 2010 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

In a press release dated Monday, 27 December 2010 the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washigton DC reports that "The number of U.S. law enforcement fatalities spiked by 37 percent in 2010—an alarming increase that follows two years of declining deaths among our nation’s policing professionals".

A total of 160 federal, state and local law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 12 months ..."

Click here to read the entire press release.

From my 2009 National Police Week docu-project the above image was taken on 13 May 2009 and just before the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Though both years are still under construction, here is my 2010 National Police Week docu-project.

And here is my 2011 Photography Calendar of images from the 2010 National Police Week in Washington DC.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Fort Lauderdale's "Fortitude Weekend" Debuts Presidents' Day Weekend 2011

Presidents Day Weekend will never be the same within the gay circuit community as a new GLBT benefit weekend debuts in Fort Lauderdale over the 2011 Presidents Day Weekend.

Combining entertainment events and parties that appeal to to a wide audience of all ages, FORTITUDE 2011 takes place from 17 thru 21 February.

Click banner to visit the website.

"Evolution of a Dancer" at Rebel / NYC - 20 February 2011 (Presidents' Day Weekend)

Celebrating the rich history of our club culture while tracing our musical DNA (where we've been, where we are and where we aim to go in the future), DJs John Ceglia, Michael Fierman and Susan Morabito in conjuction with Andrew Kirtzman will be presenting "Evolution Of A Dancer" at Rebel / NYC on Sunday, 20 February 2011. Lights by Mike Trillo.

Click the flyer for details.

Happy New Year from Masterbeat

Click banner to watch Masterbeat's New Year 2011 Countdown Video.