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High school moves art showing cop aiming gun at black girl
By Selim Algar
February 8, 2018 | 3:35pm | Updated



A Brooklyn high school was forced to move a controversial poster depicting a cop aiming a gun at a black child after a flood of complaints this week, officials said.

Placed in the lobby of Sunset Park High School on Wednesday, the student-made piece shows a crouching cop aiming a firearm at the back of a young black girl as she spray-paints “Bigger Than Hate” on a wall.

A student crafted the piece in an after-school program and based it on a painting of a nearly identical scene by the artistic duo Madam Muse.

The image shows a girl reworking the n-word that had been scrawled on a wall.

The school was hit with complaints both Wednesday and Thursday morning after a Facebook user posted a photo of the art and encouraged objectors to call in their rage.

A school source said the item was removed from the building’s lobby and relocated within the 35th Street building.

“We got a million calls about it,” said a school source. “They put it up and took it down and moved it on the same day.”

An NYPD spokesman declined to comment on the school’s decision to present the imagery in its lobby.

“Holy crap, the world is so lost,” said one Facebook poster in reaction to the display. “How can a principal feel this is ok. A whole staff for that matter.”

“God bless our #NYPD,” said another.

But Sunset Park High students defended the piece — and the school’s right to display it.

“It’s free speech, right?” said one sophomore. “Just because people from wherever call in, we have to take it down? I don’t think that’s right.”

Another said many students at the school are generally suspicious of police and that the poster reflected that sentiment.

“It sends a strong message,” she said. “I don’t think they should have moved it. That’s how the person who made it felt.”

Teachers steered clear of the matter Thursday.

“This is the reality these days,” one said. “That’s all I can say about it.”

The Department of Education confirmed that the poster had been displayed and was later relocated after the complaints.

“All schools must provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment, and we encourage students to express themselves in creative ways,” said DOE spokesman Michael Aciman. “The poster was made as part of an after-school program and it has been moved.”
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