24) Chicago, Wallace Street/58th Street

25) Chicago, Winchester Avenue/60th Street
—Aimee Levitt

St. Louis Gadfly to Launch Snitching Campaign
Bill Monroe has a message for the murderers of Michael Goulbourne, the fourteen-year-old St. Louisan killed in May at the Mi Hungry barbecue stand: "We'll find you."

And Monroe plans to start spreading the message via billboards.

The founder of the now-defunct Thurgood Marshall Academy charter school and an erstwhile city police officer, Monroe says he is gearing up to launch a pro-snitching campaign via billboards. The billboards will read: "Shining a spotlight on thieves, robbers, child abusers, predators, carjackers, burglars and killers of our people IS NOT SNITCHING. It's community preservation."Monroe tells Riverfront Times he's partnered with a national billboard company that plans to donate city billboards in exchange for some overhead expenses. Monroe says he can put up the first billboard as soon as he collects $250.

"I'm well known in my community, and I'm not afraid to do this," he adds, noting the goal is to encourage African Americans to come forward with information about numerous crimes — not just the Mi Hungry murder.

"Once we get going, I plan to offer rewards. You put out $500, $600, and their mothers and daddies and uncles and aunties will be going after the money — believe me."
—Kristen Hinman

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
All
 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
 
Loading...