Phoenix, Arizona, has officially denied a proposal for a Black Lives Matter street mural on Wednesday, after receiving a competing proposal in favor of law enforcement.
Phoenix does not currently allow street murals, but was considering the implementation of a pilot program that would have begun with a “Black Lives Matter” message similar to others displayed across the country in the wake of widespread racial justice protests.
But in response to the request, Judicial Watch southwest projects coordinator Mark Spencer put forward another idea. The former Phoenix Law Enforcement Association president proposed a street mural saying “no one is above the law” in front of the Phoenix Police Department headquarters. This echoes Judicial Watch’s motto, “Because no one is above the law!”
“It appears the city has decided to allow political messages on public streets utilizing city resources,” Spencer wrote in response to the original Black Lives Matter mural proposal.