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Adam Toledo by Gabriel Delgado

Adam Toledo
by Gabriel Delgado

Available at Burgess Modern + Contemporary

Works on Paper

Mixed Media

2021

Image Size: 22 x 30 inches

Sheet Size: 22 x 30 inches

Signed

Condition: Pristine

$5,000.00

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The killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo was riddled in controversy.  On March 29, 2021, Adam Toledo was shot and killed by the Chicago Police Department.  There were multiple versions of how the shooting and killing took place from “armed confrontation” to passive surrender. On April 15, 2021, the Chicago Police department released the body cam video of officer, Eric Stillman, the person responsible for the shooting.  The video showed Adam’s hands up, after dropping his gun and turning toward the officer.  The debate surrounding this shooting stems from proper training vs, instinctual repercussions from situational awareness.  This case sparked protests in Chicago as well as around the world, in a post George Floyd narrative. It also highlighted the continual story of disproportionate police violence against Latinos and children of color.

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