Chicago City Sticker May Have Gang Signs


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.

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