The Democratic mayor was all for defacing District of Columbia streets with massive painted slogans, but using sidewalk chalk will get folks arrested in her city — that is, if what they are writing is a pro-life message in front of an abortion clinic.
Last June, amid escalating racial tensions following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser unequivocally expressed her radical politics when she commissioned the slogan “Black Lives Matter” to be painted on a street near the White House and renamed the area “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
Bowser didn’t arrest vandals who added “Defund the Police” to her slogan, and she had city workers add a D.C. flag to the asphalt near St. John’s Church, spinning off the false narrative that President Donald Trump had ordered authorities to use tear gas to break up peaceful protests to clear the way for a photo op there.
But city officials’ approval of street art only goes so far.
D.C. police arrested Townson University student Erica Caporaletti and city resident Warner DePriest on Saturday for attempting to chalk “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” on the sidewalk in front of a Washington Planned Parenthood clinic, according to The Washington Post.