Tulsa to remove "Black Lives Matter" street painting
City attorney admits the street mural was painted without a permit after the issue was raised by the Tulsa County Republican Party chairman.
Bob Jack says several people reached out to him about showing their support for Sergeant Craig Johnson after he was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Wanting to paint a back the blue mural as private citizen Bob Jack I. I sent my city councillor and the mayor an email asking them for the process to do a similar graphics on a street that led to this morning's council discussion regarding permits being required to do street paintings, including the black lives Matter, Mural and Greenwood. City Attorney David Amelia says paintings in the street are Onley allowed for specific instances. The kinds of things that can be painted in the street are for safety and traffic management, and there certainly is no safety or traffic management reason or benefit from, uh, messages painted on the street, Amelia says. It's also about preventing graphic or other offensive paintings. If you let people paint on the street, if you let one, you have to let him all Bob. Jack says he is not against him. Your own Greenwood, but believes everyone should follow the proper steps. As a conservative Republican, I'm going to I'm going to stand tall and protect their First Amendment right. They have a right to do that, but they need to do that in an appropriate manner.