Obama Mural in Texas Defaced Again

Obama Mural in Texas Defaced Again

Obama Mural in Texas Defaced Again

An Obama mural in Texas has been defaced again. The property owner vows to restore the mural and enhance security.

Published January 29, 2013

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Vandals in Houston splattered paint on a mural of President Obama on Sunday. It is the fourth time this has happened since it was first created in 2008, and the second time since October 2012, KPRC-TV reports.

"How sick there are some people in this world to be bold enough to deface not only the president but someone else's private property," said Reginald Adams, the artist who painted the mural. "I'm not going to let someone with hate in their heart stop me from expressing myself. I hope we can really find out who's behind it."

Marcus Davis, who owns the property on which the mural appears, isn't giving up. Indeed, he's taking a "turning lemons into lemonade" type approach to the dilemma.

"Again we get the opportunity to do something special, something unique, something creative," he told KPRC.

Davis installed additional security cameras after the October defacement and plans to add more security measures when the mural is restored.

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Written by Joyce Jones


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