TN man raised money for 'Pants up, don't loot' billboard

Published: Nov. 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2014 at 12:07 AM CST
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BRENTWOOD, TN (WMC) - A person from Tennessee is leading the charge to put up a controversial billboard in Ferguson, Missouri.

Don Alexander, of Brentwood, started the Indie Go Go funding campaign which raised more than $3,000 to put up the billboard.

His idea is for a billboard that says "pants up don't loot," which is a play on the slogan "hands up don't shoot."

The hands up slogan caught on after supporters say Michael Brown had his hands up when officer Darren Wilson shot him.

A grand jury is considering whether Wilson shot Brown in self defense.

Meanwhile, Missouri's governor issued a state of emergency to make sure law enforcement is on high alert in the event of protesting after the grand jury's decision.

Also, fear in the city has prompted citizens to buy guns at a higher rate than ever before.

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