In the hours after the NYPD methodically raided the Occupy Wall treet encampment in downtown Manhattan on Monday night, a photo emerged of a cop with a case of rage face like few I'd ever seen before. With his face scrunched angrily and his hands curled up into fists as an anonymous protester cowers in fear beneath him, the guy I'm gonna go ahead and call Rage Face Cop instantly became the face of the raid on Tumblr, and I haven't been able to get him out of my head since.
This is in no small part because he keeps popping up on my Tumblr dashboard, though I've no clue where the pic originates. I'm hesitant to label him as a full-fledged meme at this point, but the manner in which he has embedded himself in my consciousness leads me to believe that Rage Face Cop may stick around for a while. After the jump are a few of my favorite RFC photoshops I've seen floating around.
They kind of make a cute couple, don't they?
Well, no, of course not.
Even a tropical setting can seduce Rage Face Cop into a calmer state.
I ask myself this question almost every day.
Quite a juxtaposition, no?