There has been a ton of police controversy in 2014 and the word out of St. Louis says we’re not done yet. Just last night, a Black teen was killed by cops during a standoff where he reportedly pulled out a gun. While all the facts are being sorted out, we suppose we’ll just wait to hear the inevitable according to the general order of things.
Artist AleXsandro Palombo has developed a penchant for creating provocative illustrations and satirical imagery at a time where awareness on issues demands a more lighthearted approach.
For his latest trick, he’s recreated characters from The Simpsons to fully depict how the Eric Garner “I Can’t Breathe” movement should be perceived through America’s focal lenses without bias. The new comic strip timeline features Bart Simpson portraying Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old kid with a toy gun who was slain by an unfit officer. In turn, it’s the bumbling Chief Wiggum who’s drawn in as the offending enforcer and is shown given his lopsided story to the media (Kent Brockman, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio) to sway the public’s thinking.
The rest of the favored family from Springfield march on for justice like any parent whose backs are against the wall.
Check out the AleXsandro Palombo Simpsons slideshow below
Photos: AleXsandro Palombo