Five California police officers filed a lawsuit against a city in Silicon Valley over a Black Lives Matter mural containing “discriminatory” anti-police imagery that was put on display across from City Hall.
“Law enforcement officers, including Plaintiffs, were forced to physically pass and confront the Mural and its offensive, discriminatory, and harassing iconography every time they entered the Palo Alto Police Department,” the lawsuit filed against Palo Alto said.
The lawsuit cites images such as the logo for the American black nationalist organization the New Black Panthers and an image of convicted police killer Assata Shakur.
Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, was convicted in the 1973 killing of a New Jersey state trooper. She subsequently escaped prison, fled to Cuba and has never been found.