It's a great photo, and yes - those guys do look like they could be a bit lary - giving us a sense of being in Parks' shoes....Or as you say, any city slicker or maybe anyone in town not in their tribe. I can't help feeling the racial undertones, though. Could just aswell have been Teddy-boys on a street corner in Britain at the same time, it really gets the mood of the youth pack.. Scary for outsiders, but especially those who aren't white...
Cate