Unofficial shrine to Malice Green is demolished
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:15:21 GMT —
A Detroit building that stood for two decades as an unofficial shrine to a man who was fatally beaten by police has been demolished.
Columnist Neal Rubin of The Detroit News reports the storefront that once bore the portrait of Malice Green was leveled on Monday.
An artist had painted a portrait of Green on the storefront, located near where he was beaten in 1992. Over the years, the painting was retouched and others added inscriptions. People often stopped at the building and gathered there to remember Green's death.
Two officers were convicted of second-degree murder in Green's death. The case made headlines because the officers were white and Green was black. The convictions were overturned, but the officers later were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.