The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center For The Arts, a nonprofit geared toward bringing the creative and performing arts to kids and teens, was vandalized twice in two days in a pair of inexplicable incidents with a disturbing racial dimension.
During the early morning hours of Saturday October 20, vandals defaced the building and tied a noose around the neck of the Bronze statue of Tupac that sits in the Center’s Peace Garden. At around 2:00 a.m. Monday morning, the statue was once again defaced when fliers bearing “garbled rants” about 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina were plastered all over it. The fliers were also said to contain vague threats directed at certain rappers and record companies.
‘Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, claims that “our spirits have already forgiven the perpetrators,” displaying a lot more charitability to these assholes than is probably warranted. One suspect has already been nabbed, but no word yet on any other arrests.