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Kenny Irby recently joined the St. Petersburg Police Department as its community intervention director. He is a former photojournalist, picture editor and educator. He founded Poynter's internationally accredited photojournalism program and was a 20-year senior faculty member until October 2015. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Attack dogs unleashed in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963; the Tiananmen Square tank standoff in 1989; an Egyptian protester in a blue bra being beaten in Cairo in 2011 — all iconic images now associated with historical moments in time.