Strange Poster Campaign

In what can be only termed as strange, East St. Louis government officials are using Yankton, South Dakota as a deterrent for gun crimes in their city. The Rapid City Journal/AP is reporting on Senator Tim Johnson’s letter sent to US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales requesting that the Justice Department’s Project Safe Neighborhoods program funded poster be pulled because in his words it is derogatory and offensive to Yankton.

“Violent gun crime is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, but not at the expense of a community like Yankton, and not using federal dollars to disparage such a thriving, historic community,” Johnson said.

Being someone that has been to East St. Louis, telling people that if they commit a gun crime they will be sent to Yankton wouldn’t seem to be much of a deterrent to me…

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