“Bacon Gets Fried”

Can you believe we found this stock illustration of Officer Bacon? Sometimes we truly love the internet.

That’s what our friend spray-painted on the LA courthouse, in the middle of a protest/in direct response to the murder of George Floyd, back in the summer of 2020. For that crime, police and prosecutors wasted no resource to bring them incorrigible set to “justice.”

We’re not sure what kind of sentence you’d expect someone who spray-painted a building to receive, but our friend has been forced into a plea deal in exchange for a month in prison & $8000 in damages. This, to our mind, seems excessive and completely over-the-top given the nature and context of their crime. Many of the would-be insurrectionists of January 6th fame, for example, have received lighter sentences.

Nevertheless, this is what is happening and after some debate about whether or not the context of this action = anti-fascism, The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund has stepped in to help our friend pay off those damages somewhat. We hope their time in the clink is short, unmemorable, and uneventful and they’re back out with the rest of us ASAP.