Break the Law? No Big Deal if You’re a Politician, Evidently
So, a Chicago alderman, Jim Balcer of the 11th Ward, who decided he did not appreciate a mural painted on the side of a private building, deeming the mural as a “threat to the community,” sends some of Chicago’s “Graffiti Blasters” to paint over the mural. How many laws did he break?
Well, there’s trespassing on private property for one, there’s denial of free speech for another, malicious destruction of private property would be another, maybe some conspiracy charge would be possible I’d think, and I’m fairly certain if this action had been carried out by a mere private citizen enterprising “law enforcement” officials could add a few more. But, if you’re an alderman, it’s no big deal. As Mayor Richard Daley states.
“It was a mistake,” he said. “It’s not that serious. Let’s slow down. No one was killed.”
That’s right, citizens, there’s nothing to see, here, nobody was killed, so let’s move along.
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