Tulsa To Remove BLM Street Graffiti After Request To Paint Pro-Police Slogan In Street

Remember how Redwood, California decided to remove their BLM slogan after a request to paint a MAGA one? Now we get

A Black Lives Matter mural is set to be removed in Tulsa after the city received a request for a pro-police painting

Tulsa, Oklahoma city council set to remove Black Lives Matter street mural after failing to receive city permission.

The Black Lives Matter mural in Tulsa was painted in the Greenwood District, known as Black Wall Street, by local artists to commemorate Juneteenth, the anniversary of Texas freeing slaves in 1865. Black Lives Matter paintings have appeared in major cities across the country after the death of George Floyd.

According to Tulsa World, chairman of the Tulsa County Republican Party, Bob Jack, sent a request to the city councilor and mayor about the process to create a pro-police “Back the Blue” mural in solidarity of the city’s police department.

In a city council meeting on Wednesday, officials gathered to discuss granting license agreements to permit street paintings and the Black Lives Matter mural was on the agenda, according to Tulsa World.

The artist and organizer of the mural, Ryan Rhoades, along with volunteers didn’t receive approval from the city to execute the painting on the street.

So, they never received permission to paint it from the get go, yet the city did nothing about it?

Tulsa City attorney David O’Meilia said during the council meeting that “paintings for city streets are only allowed for safety reasons” and “allowing one group to paint messages on the street means everyone would be able to do so,” KJRH-TV reported.

According to CNN, during the meeting Councilor Connie Dodson referred to regulations from the Federal Highway Administration regarding street paintings, saying they should not be allowed “for safety reasons, federal guideline reasons and city liability reasons” and “that those First Amendment freedoms get expressed another way.”

It’s been up for around a month and a half, being painted on June 18th. But, now that there’s been an official request to put up the Back The Blue one, suddenly the city is going to remove the BLM one? Huh. Why don’t they want both? What would the city do if the BTB group simply went and painted it? According to CNN

During the council’s meeting on Wednesday, Senior Assistant City Attorney Mark Swiney argued such signs are not legal under the city’s laws.

“There really isn’t anything in our laws that makes a street into a canvas to convey a message or essentially make a sign out of a street surface,” Swiney said.

He suggested that if a group wanted to paint a message or a slogan, they should do so on private property.

So now they want this only on private property? Again, huh. Even the Washington Post noted the hypocrisy and Excuse-Making

Tulsa allowed a Black Lives Matter message to remain — until a pro-police group asked for its own street painting

Councilor Connie Dodson insisted that the decision was not tied to the Black Lives Matter message of the Greenwood Avenue mural — but rather said that if it was allowed to stand, other murals, like the pro-police message, would also have to be allowed.

“I applaud it,” she said in Wednesday’s meeting. “It’s great. But at the same point, it comes down to: Yes, if you allow one, then you have to allow all of them.”

One has to wonder what would have happened if a group started painting “Defund The Police” in the street. Would they have allowed it?

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7 Responses to “Tulsa To Remove BLM Street Graffiti After Request To Paint Pro-Police Slogan In Street”

  1. ST says:

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  2. Dana says:

    If only Black Lives Matter could find some champion killed by police who wasn’t a drug addict and a criminal . . . .

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The estimable Mr. Dana advocates the murder of drug addicts and criminals on the street by police, making our police jury, judge and executioner. No trials needed?

      Bernie Madoff defrauded Americans of BILLION. He’s alive.

      WorldCom and Enron execs defrauded investors of BILLIONS. None were shot by police.

      In December 2018, the NY AG and Trump and known spawn reached an agreement to dissolve the Trump Foundation and distribute its assets to real charities for self-dealing, e.g., paying business debts with tax-free donations from supporters, rather than for charity. Neither Don, Don Jr, Ivanka or Eric were shot in the back, although Don was forced distribute 2 million to real charities, dissolve his fraudulent foundation and distribute another 1.7 million to the same real charities. Again, with no one getting shot in the back.

      Trump settled multiple civil suits based on the fraudulent “Trump University” for $25 million for defrauding thousands of Americans of millions of dollars. The Don was not shot in the back for that fraud.

      George Floyd may have tried to pass a counterfeit $20. Died in custody with a knee on his neck.

      Rayshard Brooks was shot in the back while running away.

      We all understand why trump toadies such as the esteemed Mr. Dana wish to change the subject from the linked tragedies of the economy, the pandemic and Mr. Trump’s catastrophic prospects, preferring to pimp Trump’s overtly racist campaign. Trump’s suddenly a “law and order” strongman keeping the violent nxxxxxs away from decent white suburbanites. Trump has no stomach to address America’s real problems (for which he is largely responsible!) and his only concern is to win in 2020 running out the statute of limitations. If he “wins” he’ll call it legit, if he loses, even by millions of votes and hundreds of EC votes, he’ll call fraud! Note that DJT’s approval hovers at 40%.

      Trump2020: “Only I Can Fix the Problems I Caused!!”
      Trump2020: “Keeping NxxxxS Out of Whiteville!!” (KNOW on a red ball cap).
      Trump2020: “Election Delay!” (TRUMP: ED on a ball cap).

      The American far-right has decided to go all-in with trump, partly out of agreement with his racist rants, partly for his promise of restoring white supremacy and partly for his promise of radical right-wing courts. Certainly, the erstwhile conservative precepts of a balanced budget, personal freedoms and small-d democracy have flown out the window in exchange for absolute right-wing (fascist) power.

      Admiral Brett Giroir, Asst HHS Secretary, just this morning refuted Mr. Trump’s recent re-pimping of hydroxychloroquine, stating clearly that there is no good evidence that hydroxychloroquine is effective against SARS-CoV-2 infections. He also stated that 80-90 mask wearing would stop the pandemic.

      To fix the economy we need to fix the pandemic, not ignore it.

      • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

        Rimjob’s back loaded with non sequiturs and his typical bullshit.
        Nothing of value.

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      • formwiz says:

        The estimable Mr. Dana advocates the murder of drug addicts and criminals on the street by police, making our police jury, judge and executioner. No trials needed?

        Too bad George Floyd wasn’t murdered.

        Bernie Madoff defrauded Americans of BILLION. He’s alive.

        WorldCom and Enron execs defrauded investors of BILLIONS. None were shot by police.

        In December 2018, the NY AG and Trump and known spawn reached an agreement to dissolve the Trump Foundation and distribute its assets to real charities for self-dealing, e.g., paying business debts with tax-free donations from supporters, rather than for charity. Neither Don, Don Jr, Ivanka or Eric were shot in the back, although Don was forced distribute 2 million to real charities, dissolve his fraudulent foundation and distribute another 1.7 million to the same real charities. Again, with no one getting shot in the back.

        Trump settled multiple civil suits based on the fraudulent “Trump University” for $25 million for defrauding thousands of Americans of millions of dollars. The Don was not shot in the back for that fraud.

        Last I looked, none of those were capital crimes. If blacks commit white collar crime out of proportion to their numbers in society, is Baghdad Bunny going to say they should be exempt if he gets his Commie wish and makes white collar crime capital?

        George Floyd may have tried to pass a counterfeit $20. Died in custody with a knee on his neck.

        No, he died because the drugs he was carrying in his ass leaked into his system. Autopsy was very clear on that.

        Rayshard Brooks was shot in the back while running away.

        Maybe he shouldn’t have run.

        Thing is, blacks have already been schooled on this

        We all understand why trump toadies such as the esteemed Mr. Dana wish to change the subject from the linked tragedies of the economy, the pandemic and Mr. Trump’s catastrophic prospects, preferring to pimp Trump’s overtly racist campaign. Trump’s suddenly a “law and order” strongman keeping the violent nxxxxxs away from decent white suburbanites. Trump has no stomach to address America’s real problems (for which he is largely responsible!) and his only concern is to win in 2020 running out the statute of limitations. If he “wins” he’ll call it legit, if he loses, even by millions of votes and hundreds of EC votes, he’ll call fraud! Note that DJT’s approval hovers at 40%.

        Now you know you’re the one changing the subject. If the economy’s in trouble in some parts of the country, it’s because governors are too busy letting vandals run wild and keeping law-abiding citizens locked down. And Trump’s always been law and order. That’s why the wall has been extended over the most-traveled areas of the border, locking out all the cutthroats from Mexico.

        Deaths have plummeted from the Fauci Faux Phlegm, so now you need new reasons to keep the country in quarantine. Now that people are sick of wearing masks

        the little weasel has suddenly realized we should be wearing goggles, too.

        And Trump’s approval is 3 points higher than Zippy’s at the same point.

        BTW Dry runs have already found mail-in voting easily tampered.

        Trump2020: “Keeping NxxxxS Out of Whiteville!!” (KNOW on a red ball cap).

        It is? where? And I do believe you mean NOW

        Trump2020: “Election Delay!” (TRUMP: ED on a ball cap).

        You’re behind the curve, as always. Last he said let’s move it up.

        The American far-right has decided to go all-in with trump, partly out of agreement with his racist rants, partly for his promise of restoring white supremacy and partly for his promise of radical right-wing courts. Certainly, the erstwhile conservative precepts of a balanced budget, personal freedoms and small-d democracy have flown out the window in exchange for absolute right-wing (fascist) power.

        Well, aside from the lies about which party is making war on American blacks (sure looks like it’s the Demos), it’s looking more and more as if the Trump Train will be rolling through the ghetto and the barrio this Fall. That’s what really scares you.

        And Cancel Culture is Fascism.

        Admiral Brett Giroir, Asst HHS Secretary, just this morning refuted Mr. Trump’s recent re-pimping of hydroxychloroquine, stating clearly that there is no good evidence that hydroxychloroquine is effective against SARS-CoV-2 infections. He also stated that 80-90 mask wearing would stop the pandemic.

        A few facts, from the WaPo, no less. He’s claimed, “the fate of 50 million people will rely on us getting this done”. He’s even a bigger weenie than Fauci.

        after eight years of work on several vaccine projects, Giroir was told in 2015 he had 30 minutes to resign or he would be fired. His annual performance evaluation at Texas A&M, the local newspaper reported, said he was “more interested in promoting yourself” than the health science center where he worked. He got low marks on being a “team player”

        So maybe he’s just another Fauci.

        To fix the economy we need to fix the pandemic, not ignore it.

        To fix the economy we need to end the lock down.

  3. Jl says:

    Still a classic! But very controversial to liberals, because it requires one to be…responsible for one’s own actions

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