I was walking along Laurier Street (Ottawa) a few minutes ago and came across this interesting piece of stencil graffiti.
I was thinking that the people that made the graffiti might have a point. If you’ve been wronged by police this could be a big issue because if you try to engage them they can abuse their power.
For example in Boston a man was falsely arrested for filming police while they were arresting someone else. The city paid out 170,000 of damage to the individual and realize it was wrong. But this is still sort of bullying is a major disruption to the people being abused at the time. And I’m sure its not easy getting money when you’ve been abused by the police (or a priest or whom ever). Clearly this bully tactic works as organizations such as the police have sustained their existence and this behavior over time.
Graffiti makes for an interesting venue. One one hand it’s abuse to public property. On the other hand it makes its statement to its audience in it’s context.
To be frank, I think this adds character to the L’Esplanade Laurier towers. Art is cool. It makes you think.
What do you think?