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California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter censors painting of police as animals in Capitol

  • A Republican congressman from California stole the prize-winning work of art from a congressional art competition on Friday night, saying it was disrespectful to police.
  • The artwork was titled “Untitled #1” and depicted police officers arresting protesters as various animals including a boar, 
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter’s office says Duncan’s removal of the art from a student competition earned him accolades from law enforcement agencies, the Peace Officers Research Association of California and the Fraternal Order of Police.
  • Hunter delivered the piece of artwork to the office of Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr., an African-American Democrat from Missouri who sponsored the competition. Read more.

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