[FoRK] Not so free expression, or, Dis Art Ist Verboten!
Contempt for Meatheads
jbone at place.org
Tue Apr 27 11:32:26 PDT 2004
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Secret Service interrogate 15-year-old for making forbidden art
A teenager drew some anti-war posters that were critical of Bush's
policies, and his art teacher alerted school administrators, who in
turn called the police. The cops went to the feds, and the Secret
Service questioned the boy about his art.
The drawing that drew the most attention showed a man in what appeared
to be Middle Eastern-style clothing, holding a rifle. He also was
holding a stick with the oversize head of President Bush on it. The
student said the head was enlarged because it was intended to be an
effigy, Cravens said. The caption called for an end to the war in Iraq.
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