Six billboards designed to look like classified ads, but with a very different message, are causing a stir in Newark, NJ. The billboards, funded by the Newark teacher’s union, were designed to draw attention to the soaring murder rates in the city.

AP via AOL News:

The six billboards in the downtown area were put up about two months ago. They scream, “HELP WANTED: Stop the Killings in Newark Now!” Joe Del Grosso, president of the Newark Teachers Union, wouldn’t say how much the signs cost.

“I think we have a serious problem,” said Del Grosso, whose union endorsed Booker’s opponent and is at odds with Booker over school vouchers. “It’s about people dying.”

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