not surprised in the least….
Only two weeks ago a huge mural was created of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in spite of being unarmed and having committed no crime when police stopped to harass him.
The mural was created by artists in Trenton, New Jersey on the gate to a vacant storefront.
Permission of the proper authorities was even obtained before the mural was created, just to make sure that there was no reason for it to be destroyed later by police.
But that didn’t seem to thwart officers who decided to get involved, even though no laws had been broken by the artists who created the mural.
Monday afternoon, the mural was defaced, then painted over after Trenton police said that the painting “sent the wrong message about community and police relations.”