12-30-16-apd12A highly offensive painting denouncing police officers was recently hung on Capitol Hill, and the police force is calling for its removal.

The painting hangs in the U.S. Capitol building, and features police officers as pigs, aiming guns at minority citizens.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

WASHINGTON – Capitol Hill Police blasted a painting that now hangs in the U.S. Capitol, which depicts police as pigs shooting up a black St. Louis neighborhood, and want the piece removed immediately.

Liberals in Congress are supporting the piece, claiming that it is a “valid representation” of minority suppression.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

“The painting portrays a colorful landscape of symbolic characters representing social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society,” Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay said in a statement last June of the painting  created by David Pulphus and chosen by Rep. Clay as part of the annual U.S. Congressional Art Competition.

The Capitol Hill Police force is outraged over the painting, and is demanding its removal due to its highly offensive and disrespectful nature.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

However, law enforcement in and around the Capitol are seething. In a statement to The Daily Caller, Andy Maybo, president of The Fraternal Order of Police District of Columbia Lodge #1 said, “This piece of art, which depicts officers as pigs, is both offensive and disgusting. During a time in our society when tensions are so high that someone can be offended by a single word, this painting does nothing but attack law enforcement to its core.  The fact that a member of Congress would advocate and praise such a painting is reprehensible.  We, in law enforcement, regardless of the police department we work for, are held to higher standards that certain members of Congress now have made a mockery of.”

The police force is also disgusted with the lack of action taken against the painting thus far, and is making the point that the situation would have been handled entirely differently under a Trump Administration.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

Maybo received emails and calls from Capitol Hill Police slamming the painting and anyone who supports its continued presentation in the Capitol. One officer went as far as to say that President-elect Trump would tear the painting down himself.

Many more officers are denouncing the painting being hung in a place of public office.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

Another officer wrote, “I understand people have the right to create art as they see it but this is sickening.  If this is someone’s expression of their freedom of speech, then society has failed them and they will never get it.  It’s a shame that officers and officials in the Capitol would be disciplined for displaying such a painting, but this artist is praised by members of Congress. What a shame.”

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