Remember the “art” that we reported was hanging in the U.S. Capitol? The one that depicted Michael Brown not as a thug who tried to reach for an officer’s gun before being shot to death after robbing a store, but as an upstanding young man off to college who was killed by the racist police? Yeah, that one. Well, Rep. Duncan Hunter took action and removed it.
Fox News reported:
A Republican congressman took matters into his own hands Friday and personally removed a painting depicting police officers as pigs that a colleague had allowed to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol complex.
“I was angry,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told FoxNews.com. “I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. … I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.”
Hunter said he unscrewed the artwork and delivered it to the office of Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., the congressman whose office allowed the piece to be displayed. The painting was done by a high school student and had won Clay’s annual Congressional Art competition in May.
That’s what I’m talking about.
For the federal government to condone this filth and the offensive, revisionist history it represents is absolutely shameful.
Apparently others thought so as well, as Fox News reported that 27,000 law enforcement professionals protested the “art”:
In an earlier statement calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove it, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York, and the San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose Police Officers Associations said: “This false narrative portrays law enforcement professionals as posing a danger to the very communities we serve. That is untrue and this ‘art’ reinforces this false narrative and is disrespectful on so many levels.”
The message portrayed in the “art” is exactly the kind of racist false narrative that the law enforcement professionals noted above is so dangerous.
If the left and the Obama administration were serious about actually healing racial division in this country, they would denounce this painting, denounce the lies being spread, and promote the truth.
They don’t do that, and that tells us all we need to know.