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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Man to live atop billboard to protest St. Louis killings

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Man to live atop billboard to protest St. Louis killings

( KTRS ) With the number of St. Louis homicides on the rise, billboard company owner Daniel “Boone” Fuller plans to take his activism to new heights in hopes of stemming the violence, at least for a time. The holder of more than 500 billboards in the region says he expects to scale one Thursday […]

Man to live atop billboard to protest St. Louis killings

( KTRS ) With the number of St. Louis homicides on the rise, billboard company owner Daniel “Boone” Fuller plans to take his activism to new heights in hopes of stemming the violence, at least for a time.

The holder of more than 500 billboards in the region says he expects to scale one Thursday – his 50th birthday – and stay up there until the city goes seven days without a murder.

Statistics released Tuesday by the city’s police department show there were 92 homicides in St. Louis through this year’s first half. That’s up nearly 60 percent from the 58 during the same period in 2014.

Twenty-two of this year’s St. Louis homicides came last month alone. That’s a 270-percent jump from the six during the same month last year.

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