In March 2005, Lakewood, CO City Manager Mike Rock ordered the removal of an art exhibit from the city’s Cultural Center after three City Council members called it "anti-American and anti-military."
Archives for March 2005
Letter to the Superintendent and Board of Ed in Grand Rapids, MI About the Removal of Athletic Shorts March 15, 2005 Superintendent Bert Bleke 1331 Franklin SE Grand Rapids, MI 49501 Grand Rapids Board of Education Board of Education Office of the GRPS 1331 Franklin SE Grand Rapids, MI 49501 Dear Superintendent Bleke and Members […]
City Council members Tom Booher, Jackie Herbst, and Ray Elliot justified the decision to remove the piece that they found offensive on the basis that the exhibition was publicly funded. Such a position displays a disturbing misunderstanding of public officials’ obligations under the First Amendment.