Occupy Wall Street Artist Turns Police Brutality Into Art | Sojourners

Occupy Wall Street Artist Turns Police Brutality Into Art

As the nation continues to wait for the grand jury’s decision whether or not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Mike Brown, one artist has connected the violent police acts in Ferguson to a broader narrative of state-sanctioned violence.

Molly Crabapple, known for her artistic contributions to Occupy Wall Street, combines the fast-paced style of dry-erase animation with colorful watercolor illustrations in her new video, ‘How Ferguson showed us the truth about police.’

Apart from its depiction of violent police acts in Ferguson, from tear gassing children to macing older women, Crabapple's video demonstrates a much more terrible truth: This brutality is not the isolated and unfortunate misbehavior of one county's police, but rather the pervasive norm of a racist society.  

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