South Bronx Mural Decries Police Violence and Boosts Community Bonds
MOTT HAVEN — Teens from three organizations have collaborated on a soon-to-be-finished mural against police violence and in support of neighborhood unity in the South Bronx.
The mural, located in Mott Haven at the corner of Brook Avenue and 148th Street, depicts an ominous crew of police officers with faces are covered in riot gear and hands filled with nightsticks, riding horses wearing gas masks. People at the center of the mural look on, recording the scene with their phones. In the center of the mural, a cheerful tower rises surrounded by silhouettes of people talking, watching and holding hands.