On Saturday, thousands marched in the streets of Hollywood (and elsewhere), protesting the continued involvement of the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our police were there to control the crowds, and my camera caught some of them, the mounted ones anyway, as I emerged from the post office.

One’s heart goes out to them, 4 of their number were killed yesterday in a shootout in Oakland.

Want to be a cowboy? Join the LAPD, that’s where many of them are now. They protect us, do their best, sometimes over-react, and I admire them.