Marcus J. Wilson Sr.: This should be labled a fraud. There is no way any police department would let someone dressed like this walk around in the worst neighborhood in the world cliaming he is proctecting the public. At worst he is a vigilante, and would be arrested. I've never been to Rodchester or the Crescent, but I'm guessing its in the inner city and is not a bastion of white middle class ethincity, which brings in the factor of racism. The editors who let this image through to judging didn't do their job of verifying the facts involved in this photo. In my opinion, as a former newspaper editor, both the editors and the photographers are a fault for perpetrating such a scam. Also, in my opinin for what its worth, its not even that good of a photo.
In some ways this is worse than a fraud. This guy disrespects the Marine Corps and what it stands for by wearing a motto he doesn't deserve and claiming status he didn't earn. I'm not a US Marine, but imagine any one of them would be deeply offended by this kind of thing.
One alternative use: Tablet rather than laptop on a plane. Using a laptop in economy is painful at best. I've used a simple tablet app (Gallery on Nook) for minor editing on new work on the way home, just for showing on the tablet and getting ideas for how to work with the full image later on the full monitor. Made the flight shorter anyway.
Looks like a Chipping Sparrow, not a Chickadee. Check, http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chipping_Sparrow/id