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Los Angeles Artist Alex Schaefer's Painting Of A Burning Bank Brings Visit From LAPD

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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 05:33 AM
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Originally posted by loam





Los Angeles Artist Alex Schaefer's Painting Of A Burning Bank Brings Visit From LAPD

Los Angeles-based artist Alex Schaefer, 41, recently learned just how problematic it can be to have your work misinterpreted. A painting of his, which depicted a Chase Bank on fire and was “was intended to be a visual metaphor for the havoc that banking practices have caused to the economy,” according to the LA Times, has prompted a police investigation.

It all started when Schaefer was painting in front of a Chase Bank when the police rolled up and 'told [him] that somebody had called and said they felt threatened by my painting. They said they had to find out my intention. They asked if I was a terrorist and was I going to follow through and do what I was painting."



This would almost be funny if it didn't serve as evidence of how thoroughly we have devolved into a Banana Republic and become a parody of ourselves. :shk:
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As some of you know on here Im extremely pro cop however....this is just a waste of resources and unfortunate...unless there is more to the story im missing.




posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 07:29 AM
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Just shows how much fear can control a person. You get what you deserve.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 08:53 AM
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Check out my thread on the single biggest disinformation campaign going and it might shed some light on the topic. Also, I linked to another thread within that which explains how the banking system has annihilated democratic capitalism in North America.

My thread

EDIT: I'll give you a hint. Democracy has not existed in the US since 1933. It is a corporation, not a republic.
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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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ALL police and alphabet agents need to be tested for "creative intelligence" before being trained or hired.

Too many conclude that creative works and/or pure intellectual analysis constitute 'threats.' In their little minds, all artists are suspect and anyone who dares question the status quo is automatically judged guilty of criminal acts. Many are so psychologically dysfunctional and socially delayed they assume single women who live alone uptown must be hookers. The list goes on. ...In the meantime, functioning psychopaths sail under their faulty radar and literally get away with murder.

...and we pay for their simpleminded malfunctioning delusional paranoias!




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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 11:12 AM
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love the painting. not big on the hat though. lol.

here's a bizarre thought. instead of calling the police, how about walking over to the guy and TALK TO HIM. people have gotten so paranoid that it's rediculous.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by RisenAngel77
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Chances are, the ones that called the cops were the banks themselves. But then again, people will call cops for any sign of "threat" these days
Speaking as a person who HAS to handle money, when there's suspicious activity, I call my boss and discuss whether or not we need to call the cops. This isn't about fearing the person, it's about having paperwork to cover our butts in cases the company thinks that we are in cahoots when something does go wrong. Lot of paranoia in the service industry.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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freedom of religion.

his painting represents the prayers of the many.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 01:57 PM
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Looks like a murderer? What exactly is your description of a murderer...someone with a beard and a smile?



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Television and pop culture my dear Watson...





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