Artist: Marian Azbill|
Confronting Bodies: Mendocino County Sheriff, James Tuso
Date of Action: November 26, 1996
Specific Location: Mendocino County Administration Center, Ukiah, California
Description of Artwork: A four-photo panel that included a picture of a building with graffiti reading "cop killer."
Description of Incident: The photo panel was removed from the exhibit at the request of the county sheriff who believed the picture to be "inappropriate" and offensive in view of the 1994 slaying of the sheriff's deputy.
Results of Incident: The incident sparked protest from arts organizations, civil liberties groups, and from the community. Consequently, the panel was reinstalled a week after it had been removed by order of the Board of supervisors chair Liz Henry.
Source: National Campaign for Freedom of Expression, NCAC