If you take a quick glance at this photo, you would think it was taken in the early 1900s. Unfortunately it’s a photo from last Saturday in Galveston Texas. Two police officers, wearing cowboy hats, on horses with a black man tied to a rope.
The police chief of Galveston, Tex., apologized on Monday night after a photo emerged of two white officers on horseback leading a black suspect in handcuffs down the street with a rope tied to him.
The image was taken by an onlooker on Saturday and was shared on social media, where it has gone viral and sparked outrage toward the Galveston Police Department, especially among African-American people.