MILWAUKEE – County Supervisor Dan Sebring is calling for the removal of a Milwaukee Art Museum sponsored advertisement on a county bus which depicts Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arresting children and lists tactics for evading detention by ICE agents. Supervisor Sebring also condemned the actions of the museum and the Milwaukee County Transit System for approving the anti-law enforcement message.
“The racist, anti-law enforcement messages contained in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s paid ad on a county bus is an offensive abomination and a slap in the face to law enforcement officers and officials at every level. We cannot allow a county bus to be decorated with advertising that includes a “how-to” guide for illegal immigrants to evade law enforcement. MCTS should remove this so-called “art” immediately,” said Supervisor Sebring.
The bus is completely “wrapped” on all four sides with images designed by local youth and selected by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s education department.
One of the sides of the bus lists tactics for evading detention by ICE under a heading that reads “What to do if ICE comes to your door,” and includes suggestions such as “Do Not Open Doors,” “Remain Silent,” “Do Not Sign,” “Report the Raid,” and “Fight Back.”
Supervisor Sebring represents the 11th District and is Vice-chair of the Committee on Transportation, Public Works, and Transit. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran.