The paintbrush is mightier than the pepper spray if these guys have anything to say about it.
Forty-six artists, including Shepard Fairey, have contributed to the Police Brutality Coloring Book.
The book is not exactly what it seems. Rather than a learning tool for children, it's a DIY zine in the punk-rock tradition. "It's not for kids," the site's website states.
Joe "Heaps" Nelson put it all together. He was inspired after a friend of a friend was pepper-sprayed at an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Further incidents at UC Davis and in Seattle, where 84-year-old activist Dorli Rainey was pepper-sprayed, further spurred him into action.
"I am outraged at how the police are treating people," he told Wired magazine, "and moral outrage is not my default setting."
Police Brutality Coloring Book is available at its website for $12.00 plus shipping.