Chicago City Sticker May Have Gang Signs
February 8, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
CHICAGO, Feb. 8 (UPI) — Chicago’s city clerk says she’s taking another look at the city’s new vehicle sticker to see if it contains gang signs.
The sticker, designed by a 15-year-old student at Lawrence Hall Youth Services, a school for troubled youngsters, depicts four hands reaching up toward symbols representing firefighters, police and paramedics above a heart containing a drawing of the city’s skyline, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday.
City Clerk Susana Mendoza said she is investigating allegations that the outstretched hands are showing gang signs.
“Every artist has a back story and oftentimes artwork is controversial,” Mendoza said in a statement. “However, the artwork on Chicago’s city stickers should not be controversial.”
The design was chosen from hundreds of drawings submitted by Chicago high school students.