An absolutely disrespectful anti-police painting is now proudly displayed in our nation’s Capitol thanks to Democratic Congressman Lacy Clay.
The outrageous painting features police officers as pigs with guns terrorizing a black neighborhood and promotes hate and violence. It’s not known whether Rep. Lacy Clay selected the painting but he has highly praised the painting.
Rep. Clay described it as “portraying a colorful landscape of symbolic characters representing social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society”, and also said, “the painting is one of the most creative expressions that he has witnessed over the past 16 years.”
In a speech to young artists and teachers who gathered in St. Louis, Clay said, “Tonight, we are celebrating our sixteenth year of recognizing outstanding young artistic talent. As you can see from the artwork on display here, the level of talent is truly impressive. Your work is inspiring, and I encourage all of you to continue to develop your creative abilities.”
According to Independent Journal Review;
“The painting depicts a downtown street scene with the Gateway Arch in the background, three police officers with pig heads, two officers with guns in their hands, and a large group of marchers moving toward the police. The lead marcher holds a sign that has ‘history’ written on it. The painting also has several signs in it including two that read ‘racism kills’ and ‘stop killing’. Also in the painting, a man is shown as being crucified, who is wearing a graduation cap and holding the scales of justice in his hands. The painting is supposed to interpret and represent the months of rioting and civil unrest following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Jr. by former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 09, 2014.”
To top it all off, the painting hangs 25 yards away from where the Capitol police officers work each day manning metal detectors and protecting the people working inside.
H/T: Blue Lives Matter
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