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10th graders artwork posted in municipal building, KKK Cop holding gun to black child.

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posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 08:34 AM
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This display has been up for a couple weeks, how I don't know. Along with the public display of weird art at our airport, I guess it's kind our thing.
If someone to change the knit colors and the crime, I'm guessing there would be some serious outrage. Why was there even discussion if this belonged on display at a municipal building. Related or unrelated, there are cops going in and out of here everyday. Turns out the student that drew it, decided to take it down.
I really am curious of people's opinions on this before I chime in too much.

www.thedenverchannel.com... toplay=true
edit on 26-3-2016 by Hr2burn because: Hit return WAY TOO early




posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 08:37 AM
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nvm
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posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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good grade. well done to them



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 08:48 AM
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Man, you guys are on it. I had my 113 lbs German Shepard get up on the couch, turn around and sit his amble backside down on my crotch. I lost my composure for a moment. My apologies...



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: Hr2burn

It's a piece of artwork done by a 10th grader.

You can either walk past it or call the news.



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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10th graders art? Really? *shocking* stuff, unless every 10th grader in the world ever hadn't done something worse. Really? Are we this desperate?
/breakdown



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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For those who don't want to view the video, here's the offensive art that the precious snowflakes at the Denver police union were calling hateful and racist trash:



From the local Fox affiliate:


The girl has said her art was based on a class assignment to choose a master work of art and then portray it in a contemporary context. She chose the Spanish painter Francisco Goya’s “The Third of May 1808” which depicts Napolean’s army pointing guns at Spanish people.

Her piece appears very similar to Michael D’Antuono’s 2014 painting “A Tale of Two Hoodies,” which shows a hooded officer pointing a gun at a Black child wearing a hoodie and holding a bag of Skittles, a reference to the Trayvon Martin shooting.

The student said she was also inspired by Denver’s history, referencing Denver’s first mayor Benjamin Stapleton, a member of the Ku Klux Klan when he was first elected in 1923.


Very similar to A Tale of Two Hoodies would be an understatement:



It's technically...not great... so it's lacking in those regards. On the other hand, it led to a meeting with the mayor and chief of police and let's not forget that we're talking about it. According to the brief statements from officials, she apparently had something of substance to say and after hearing their input, she asked to have it taken down. So despite the aforementioned shortcomings it was ultimately effective.
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posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Hr2burn

No Child Left Behind.



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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Funny nobody drew one for the Adult Gang member that killed a rival gang members 9yr old son.

www.washingtonpost.com...


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posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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Ah. plagiarism.
Is that what they teach as "art" now in school?
The brainwashing is very deep, even young kids now perceive all Law enforcement as "the enemy".
Thanks for that Al Sharpton, BLM, Obama and every other race baiter pushing this agenda.
How many more will die because of these sickening ideas?
Jim Crow is dead, 600,000 White men died to end slavery and isolated police incidents and the distant past is all they have to hold together this victim narrative. The more you tell people they are victims the more they will believe it.

It's the rhetoric of disempowerment.
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posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: Asktheanimals

Is that why the kid wanted it taken down?

Obvious plagiarism?



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: Asktheanimals

Is that why the kid wanted it taken down?

Obvious plagiarism?


If I had ripped off someone else's work I wouldn't want it up in a public space either.



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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To the 10th grader all I can say is^

NEWS Leaked Documents Reveal Dothan Police Department Planted Drugs on Young Black Men For Years, District Attorney Doug Valeska Complicit


henrycountyreport.com... district-attorney-doug-valeska-complicit/
Without going into how deep she may have felt or understood her subject matter, it's not like we didn't have this^ going on for over 20yrs involving hundreds of blackmen being wrongfully imprisoned in just one prescient alone..it's up to the good guy cops to tell her that the above was whistle blown by fellow cops and reassure her that most cops are good guy cops, yes the men and women in blue have a tough job and most can understand to a point, but much of the criticism is not undeserved.



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Funny nobody drew one for the Adult Gang member that killed a rival gang members 9yr old son.

www.washingtonpost.com...



Why does that comment make sense to you? Because gang violence kills more people? Automobile accidents kill exponentially more people per year than gangs. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the US by a healthy margin. Should we as a society ignore everything that isn't heart disease?

I don't think you'd make that argument.

What about the fact that law enforcement officers are public servants, sworn to uphold the law and protect citizens and that when on duty, they are empowered with legal authority and given legal protection beyond that of the rest of society? If an armed gang member tries to handcuff me at gunpoint and throw me in the back of his car, I can legally defend myself.

Do you really not see the difference?



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Stolen art, go find someone else to cry to.



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

Donthan, what part of Colorado is that?

Oh wait, its not.



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: Spider879

Donthan, what part of Colorado is that?

Oh wait, its not.

No but stuff such as the above is all over the net and kids view it, do you only take notice of stuff that only happens in your state??



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

So every cop is the KKK?


An effort to imply it is present.

Wasn't even an original art piece, or one from personal experience, and then you come in with some pic about some douchery going in Alabama in an attempt to tie into the story coming out of Colorado, no? Is that not what you did?
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posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 11:49 AM
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Why did they print her name in the news?

She's a minor.



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: Hr2burn

I find it disgusting and insulting.

But art is art. If we start banning art because it portrays the wrong message or even lies, then we are censoring.




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