Bill Monroe has a message for the murderers of Michael Goulbourne, the 14-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
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 five hundred dollars, six hundred dollars, and their mothers
and daddies and uncles and aunties will be going after the money --
For more information, contact Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-367-2110.