Jul 01, 2020
Davis Woman Says George Floyd Mural Stolen From Community Fence
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DAVIS (CBS13) — There are murals and different signs in support for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement all over, including at places like Central Park in Davis.
Virgine Bock wanted to bring murals to her own neighborhood.
“Maybe a week or 10 days after the death of George Floyd, we reached out to a friend of the family who is a young artist and ask him if he could do something for us,” Bock said.
The artist painted murals of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter movement for Bock and her community to hang on the surrounding fence. But later, thieves would strike, stealing the portrait of George Floyd.
“It was stolen over the weekend,” Bock said.
An upsetting sight for something Bock says struck a chord with her neighbors.
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“I heard that a lot of people stopped by. A lot of people stopped by and put flowers,” Bock said.
“People have come with their little kids and talked about conversations that are difficult,” Rhonda David, Neighbor, said. “Even though it got stolen it had such a light for the two or three weeks that we had it here.”
The artist, Gregory Shilling, wonders why specifically this mural was taken.
“The fact that the Black Lives Matter mural stayed up and the portrait of George Floyd came down is kind of confusing to me,” Shilling said. “Because, at first I thought, it would be people who didn’t want Black Live Matter messaging to be out in the community because they think it’s too controversial.”
Bock told CBS13 she felt that the mural would get stolen because of how well it was made.
“His response was like, ‘You know if it gets stolen, I’m just hoping it’s for a good cause,’” Bock said. “I’m hoping it’s someone who stole it for the message and appreciate the art.”
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Certainly, the community would like to see it returned and are believing there’s a message that still needs to be heard.
“It spread a lot of conversation within families and that was our hope,” Bock said.
“I think we can learn from it and all we got to do is not let us stop us,” Shilling said. “After all it was just a sheet with some paint on it. I can make another; you know? You can’t replace the lives lost. You can replace the art.”
Bock said she didn’t file a police report for the stolen mural because they truly don’t know if someone took for their own enjoyment or if it was malicious.
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Tiger Woods praises ‘fantastic’ Black Lives Matter movement but cautions change must come ‘without hurting the innocent’
TIGER Woods praised the “fantastic” Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday, but warned that change must happen “without hurting the innocent.”
Speaking at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Ohio, the star golfer, who is Black, said: “I think change is fantastic.”4 Tiger Woods praised the 'fantastic' Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday at the Memorial Tournament in OhioCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4 Woods is seen here on Tuesday playing a shot during a practice round prior to the tournamentCredit: Getty Images - Getty
“As long as we make changes without hurting the innocent, and unfortunately that has happened, hopefully it doesn't happen in the future, but a movement and change is fantastic.”
“That's how society develops. That's how we grow. That's how we move forward,” Woods, 44, said, according to the Golf Channel. “That's how we have fairness.”
“Unfortunately, we've lost innocent lives along the way, and hopefully we don't lose any more in the future as we move to a much better place socially.”
After George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died in police custody on May 25, Woods said in a statement that “education is the best path forward.”4 Woods said his heart goes out to George Floyd's family, and said while he supports law enforcement, Floyd's death 'clearly crossed that line' of when officers should use forceCredit: Getty Images - Getty
“My heart goes out to George Floyd, his loved ones and all of us who are hurting right now,” Woods said. “I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement.”
“They train so diligently to understand how, when, and where to use force. This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.”
pic.twitter.com/Wn7EoTInzU— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 2, 2020
“I remember the LA riots and learned that education is the best path forward. We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods that we live in,” Woods added.
“I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society.”
At the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas in June, the PGA Tour “set aside an 8.46am tee time that [featured] no players.”4 Woods is seen here after President Donald Trump presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in May 2019Credit: AP:Associated Press MOST READ IN NEWSWON’T LET HER REST‘BLM activists’ flood murdered ‘All Lives Matter’ mom’s online pagesFIRE & FURYMultiple churches ‘burned & vandalized’ as cops probe possible protest linksNAYA MYSTERYMissing Glee star Naya Rivera 'could have hit head on debris diving into lake'Latest‘ALIAS’ EXPOSEDGhislaine Maxwell 'posed as journalist to buy hideaway' and is denied bail‘WE'RE BROKEN’Family of mom, 24, 'shot dead after saying all lives matter' demand justiceDEADLY DISCUSSIONMom, 24, shot dead ‘after telling BLM protesters “all lives matter”'
Eight minutes and 46 seconds is the amount of time investigators have said Derek Chauvin, a white former cop with the Minneapolis Police Department, kneeled on the back of Floyd’s neck, killing him.
Woods has won the Memorial tournament a record five times.
He said in April he was ready to go for the Masters until it was postponed because of coronavirus, but is now rescheduled for November, with Woods as the defending champion.