The behavior of APD during peaceful demonstrations against police violence has been abhorrent.
The intent of this is to publicly call out and shame the Austin PD for a month long campaign, where we let the image do the talking.
What we plan to do: create a mural or rent a billboard on IH-35, where the police action took place.
This is the photo that will be placed on the billboard, in the campaign header.
And this is a screenshot of a quote for a billboard on I35, to confirm the cost. All funds will go directly to this. GoFundMe has a fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 fee per donation, so I will cover any leftover amount to reach the target, plus donate an additional $100 of my own funds.
The juxtaposition between their words and their actions. The contradiction. They speak for themselves.
I debated before opening this campaign and sough feedback - it seems there are many in the Austin community who were receptive and supportive of this.
I ask that you please consider donating. I understand this is a large amount and there are many other worthy causes that could use these funds.
Advertising is expensive but it works. The general public in Austin needs to see this powerful image (disclosure: I did not take this image).
Edit: To add - if the company does not permit the image because it is political in nature, or depicts violence/shooting, what alternative would you prefer - wrapping a car/bus? Hanging a banner off a building? Paying an artist to spray paint it as art/mural? Or a donation to a charity like NAACP?
So far, most responses have favored a mural by a local artist.
- justice 4floyd