Missouri Congressman Hangs Painting In US Capitol Showing Own Cops As Pigs
"This is both disturbing and offensive. A painting which depicts police officers as pigs hangs in the US Capitol, mocking and insulting law enforcement. The piece of art, and I use the term loosely, shows the “pigs” terrorizing a black Missouri neighborhood. It was the winner of a Congressional art contest hand-selected by Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO).
"The St. Louis American reported back in June that the painting was created by a St. Louis area high school student. It won first prize in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District as part of the United States Congressional Art Competition and now hangs on Capitol Hill.
"As you can see, this is a representation of the Ferguson, MO riots that erupted after thug Michael Brown was killed for attacking officer Darren Wilson. Brown, who had just robbed a convenience store and was high on drugs, tried to take Wilson’s gun and was shot as he charged the officer. Days and months of violence and destruction followed.
"In the painting, Michael Brown is depicted as aa Jesus-like figure, crucified on justice scales with his graduation cap on. Rioters hold signs reading “history, stop killing, and racism kills.” In the back ground is the St. Louis Gateway Arch, and the Ferguson beauty supply store that was looted several times." . . .