The cops arrested 35-year-old Salvador Perez, accused of crafting and mounting two cardboard cutout passenger jets crashing into the artifact beams at 9/11 Memorial in downtown Lafayette. The charges? Criminal damage to a historic building and criminal trespassing. Each jet carries a $1000 fine and up to a year in jail.
‘It’s a disgrace to the men and women who died that day,’ said firefighter Grant Venable.
The 'artist' was clearly making a political statement. Perez also placed a cardboard cutout of George Bush standing nearby holding a wad of cash in one hand and a remote-control box in the other - a kind of 9/11 truther wet dream.
Art has shocked and disgusted people in the past. Art is meant to peel back societal scabs, but at what point does art become a crime?
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