Tuesday, 28 August 2012

police misconduct

In January 2010 we had the deep misfortune of falling victim to a severe case of police misconduct, brutality and corruption. This devastated us deeply as we struggled to come to terms with our severely flawed and corrupt society. Despite being told repeatedly that you can't fight the system, we took on a corporation as powerful as the metropolitan police and after an 18 month long battle, the officer in question was found guilty of two counts of gross misconduct and one misconduct. This whole experience ignited a burning passion in us to fight for what is right as we realised that you can make a difference. Since then we became profoundly passionate about raising awareness about important subjects through our self initiated work, creating art with substance and meaning and using creativity as a weapon to critique society. The piece below highlights this experience.