The painting is the face of Arizona. The New York Times editorial article nailed it.
"In Arpaio’s Arizona, They Fought Back" - NYTimes.com
excerpt: "This picture is incomplete. Many Latinos surely avoid any contact with the sheriff and his deputies. But Maricopa is also home to a brave corps of people who have tirelessly and stubbornly resisted the sheriff’s campaign of fear. They are a diverse group — Latinos and Anglos, immigrants and the native-born, street protesters and musicians, filmmakers and bloggers, and a very small number of elected officials. They don’t get much national attention. But as the worst of the outrages of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are exposed this month in United States District Court in Phoenix, their work and their warnings are finally being recognized."
Thank you Mr. Lemons and Mr. Gilman for your years long diligent work to document Arizona's shameful legacy. Without your work, nothing would have changed. You've turned the state upside-down and inside-out! Thank you Phoenix New Times as well, for giving the public a forum to be heard!