Miami Model coming to Bahrain

I just returned from my second trip to Bahrain in recent months to hear the news that the ruling al-Khalifa family has hired former Miami police chief John Timoney to help “implement reforms.” Here are some pics of Timoney implementing reforms when he first put the “Miami Model” into practice against people protesting the Free Trade Area of the Americas in 2003 (For more read my comment piece, “Even Bahrain’s use of ‘Miami model’ policing will not stop the uprising,” published today in the Guardian’s Comment is Free):

Miami, 2003 (image: Matthew Cassel)

A protester injured in the head by a rubber bullet fired by Timoney's police force, Miami, 2003 (image: Matthew Cassel)

THE GULF

A few images from my first ever (and very brief) visit to the Gulf:

Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)
Doha, Qatar, 2009. (image: matthew cassel)