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The demilitarization of America’s police force is an issue that has been present for years. With the increasing number of African American men being shot down by the hands of the law—be it Michael Brown, Oscar Grant, or Eric Garner—this issue must be confronted by artists, writers, political leaders, and students—the future of this country. In our piece, Choked by Excess, Lead by Corruption, we chose to use humor to address the demilitarization of the police.

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CATEGORY : Policing

WEBSITE : http://weirdkidsleepover.com

This piece is inspired by Marvin Gaye's lyrics from his song "inner city blues." I feel the epidemic of police violence and brutality has only escalated with the militarization of police departments across the country. Although through technology and social media there is a lot more evidence captured of police abusing their power, the lack of accountability they face is appalling. In this piece I used newspaper headlines from a variety of cases of police shooting and killing unarmed citizens.

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CATEGORY : Policing

WEBSITE : http://cargocollective.com/pabloancona

Art can play an important role in helping us see, ask hard questions, and in moving us to act. It can sometimes touch us and make us feel, not just know, the important issues. Art can help us reflect on who we are and what we are doing as a nation.

BIO: The most committed activist artist in Maine, Natasha encourages creative approaches to community concerns, to demonstrate how people’s involvement in the arts can improve the quality of life. For one year she was the artist for Common Dreams.

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CATEGORY : War

WEBSITE : http://themeforest.net

...many innocent beings are dying and reasons are not satisfying my soul.Works are portraying the capacity of the past to haunt individual and community life in the present. Sheltered by memory—tyrannically dictating thoughts, emotions and actions.

BIO: Banu Schmid works as a freelance independent artist/curator in London/UK. Bachelor Fine Art first degree graduate from Middlesex University in 2010.

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CATEGORY : War

WEBSITE : http://www.banucansever.net

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