*Who did this? With all the negative attention going around about police doing unlawful things; now it appears some secret bandit has taken it upon him or herself to leave this documentation.
The Atlanta Police Dept. is searching for the graffiti artist that chose to depict the iconic cartoon character, Elmer Fudd, all dressed up in police attire; holding his famous rifle. But its the sign that Fudd stands alongside that is causing a ruckus.
The sign reads “Negro Season” and it is painted on a building in midtown ATL. A city that was 34 percent black in 2010.
“I don’t think of Atlanta as that type of city,” Sgt. Greg Lyon told 11 Alive News.
Still, not even police disapproval was enough for the immediate removal of the graffiti painting. It remained on the wall all weekend and wasn’t painted over until Monday.
“Clearly people have a First Amendment right to express their opinion,’ Lyon told 11 Alive. “But if you’re going to do that, you need to do it on your own property.”
11 Alive reporter @BlayneAlexander writes: “It’s not clear if the image is meant to be a political statement aimed at police, or if it is racially derisive message.”
Police are asking the public for any tips leading to the arrest of the fugitive artist.