Darren Wilson Supporters To Buy #PantsUPDontLOOT Billboard Near Site Where Michael Brown Was Shot
A Tennessee Darren Wilson supporter has raised more than $3,000 to buy a racially charged billboard near the site where the officer fatally shot Michael Brown.
Don Alexander of Brentwood has crowdfunded the campaign to buy a billboard saying “#PantsUPDontLOOT” near the site where the unarmed teen was gunned down to mock the Ferguson protesters’ “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” chant.
On his Indiegogo page, Alexander explained, “This crowdfunding campaign is for the purchase of a billboard in the Ferguson, MO area. The billboard will display black text on white background with the text, ‘#PantsUPDontLoot.’”
Alexander says that the cost to keep the billboard up for a month is around $2,500 and “whatever funds we receive will go directly to keeping the billboard campaign up as long as possible. If we come to an agreement with a company and can fund it for 3 months, 5 months, 7 months…, we will.”
Alexander notes that “we have to keep the exact billboard/company undisclosed because the companies we choose are being targeted with the intention of shutting us down and making it impossible for the project to move forward.”
Gawker reports that users from police forum St. Louis Coptalk, typically used by local cops and their supporters, helped raise money for the campaign.