There have been 12 crimes on Barack Obama Boulevard in St. Louis, MO, over a recent 9-day span. Between August 25 and September 3, there were nine thefts, two robberies, and one incident of breaking and entering. In addition, one registered sex offender resides on Obama’s honorary highway, according to crimereports.com.
St. Louis unveiled the honorary designation in early 2009. When St. Louis Sixth Ward Alderwoman Kacie Starr proposed the bill, she said, “President Obama taught our nation that it’s ok to have hope. Barack Obama Boulevard sits at that intersection of both those principals faith and hope.”
It is unclear which way Crime will turn now that it has arrived at the intersection of Hope and Faith.
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