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Image of Burning Police Station in Minneapolis Wins College Magazine’s Art Award

Image of Burning Police Station in Minneapolis Wins College Magazine’s Art Award

“Order is Not Justice”

If you haven’t noticed, the left is actually proud of all the destruction they caused last year.

The College Fix reports:

Image of Minneapolis police station burning wins college magazine’s art award

A painting of a Minneapolis police station going up in flames won a recent award from a student-run art magazine at Valparaiso University.

“Order is Not Justice,” a work by Sam “Doc” Janowiak, received a first-place award in the annual “Artivism” contest run by The Lighter, a campus magazine featuring promoting poetry, short stories, and visual arts.

Janowiak told The College Fix the title of the painting was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., who wrote in his Letter from Birmingham Jail:

“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.”

The painting is a reference to the torching of Minneapolis’ Third Precinct police building three days after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police last year. The man found guilty of setting the fire, 23-year old Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, was recently sentenced to four years in prison and two years of supervised release, plus ordered to pay $12 million in restitution for starting the fire.

Faculty advisor Mark Wagenaar told The College Fix the Artivism Award contest is run every year and exists alongside other student writing awards.

Wagenaar said the submissions are judged by “someone who’s willing to do it for a hundred bucks, so our options are limited.”

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Justice is Not Chaos.

henrybowman | May 19, 2021 at 1:59 pm

“23-year old Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, was recently sentenced to four years in prison and two years of supervised release, plus ordered to pay $12 million in restitution for starting the fire.”

Payable in weekly installments of $15 x 40.

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