‘Hate Cops?’ billboard causes controversy in Indiana town

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Photo credit: Megan Thomas

MUNCIE, Ind. — A billboard has offended many in the town of Muncie, Ind. It reads: “Hate Cops? The next time you need help call a crackhead.”

According to the Muncie Star Press, resident Megan Thomas took a photo of the billboard when she noticed it and posted the picture to Facebook. The post, which questioned whether tax dollars were used to put up the sign, was shared over 1,000 times.

She described the message as “vulgar” and “discriminatory to many different classes of people in our city.”

The billboard was put up right before the start of a demonstration against police brutality. The billboard was removed a few hours later.

WXIN reports that now an electronic billboard in the area reads, “Love, Respect, Support Law Enforcement.”