Do Killers Read Billboards?
In Newark, NJ, the teacher’s union has put up billboards reading, “Stop the Killing!” after 2006 saw a record 106 murders. Businesses in Newark have complained that the adverts are driving away business. Frankly, if I were speaking in Newark, I doubt I’d want to be a guest of a hotel with such a sign on the property…would you? Second thing that struck me is this: Why is a teacher’s union spending $$$ on billboards which aren’t(I assume) real effective in persuading a gangbanger from pulling the trigger? Don’t teachers’ unions have more important things to purchase than advertising space? And when is a potential murderer going to be heading out to do a killin’ and say, “Ya know, that billboard is right! I don’t think I’ll blow Johnny away after all!”
This whole concept is just stupid. Am I the only one who thinks this is a prime example of morons who control the purse strings?