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Another LAPD Murder — Poster of the Week

Updated: Apr 27

No Impunity for Killer Cops

Jon-Paul Bail

Political Gridlock

Silkscreen, 2014

Oakland, California


Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Oscar Grant. Trayvon Martin. This poster from 2014 names just a few of the Black men who were murdered by police and vigilantes in the past decade. Scores more people of color have been murdered and brutalized since then. In just the first week of January 2023, Los Angeles police have already killed three Black and Latino men: Oscar Leon Sanchez, Takar Smith, and Keenan Anderson. Anderson was the latest.

Anderson — a father, teacher, and cousin of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors — was tasered to death after seeking help following a traffic accident in Venice, California. When the police arrived at the scene, they immediately sought to restrain Anderson, even though he was the one who had called for help in the first place. The LAPD used excessive force and tasered him for over 90 seconds while he lay on his stomach being crushed by the body weight of the cops. He screamed and begged for help, even saying “They’re going to George Floyd me.”

This poster was made following the 2014 murder vi