WESTFIELD, NJ — A week after the Westfield School District art show has ended, national media outlets continue to talk about the show’s ‘Police Brutality’ exhibit. The display, created by multiple students, included images of a man stabbed in the back with a badge and several of guns aimed at unarmed figures.
TAP into Westfield broke the story Thursday afternoon after learning that police officers around the world were sharing photos of the display on social media and encouraging each other to email complaints to Superintendent Margaret Dolan. That evening, the display was the subject of a discussion on “Fox Five” on Fox News, during which Eric Bolling said he he’d like to see the exhibit taken down. That sparked a counter-argument on Salon.com
On Friday, “Chasing Jersey” came to Westfield to interview locals, including TAP into Westfield editor Jackie Lieberman, about the controversy.
On Tuesday, “Gawker” picked up the story. Now Fox News Channel’s “Cashin’ In” said it will talk about the exhibit on during its 11:30 a.m. broadcast Saturday, May 23.
The display was even a top trending topic on Facebook Saturday and Sunday.
But here in Westfield, no one spoke about the art show's controversial exhibit at Tuesday night’s board of education meeting.