UH, OH: Business In Deep Sh-t Over Controversial Michael Brown Sign

This sign will make your jaw drop with how politically incorrect it is.

“Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior,” the controversial sign in front of Schmidt’s Welding and Machine Shop in Farmer City, Illinois, read on Aug. 11 and 12, reports The News-Gazette.

Phil Schmidt, the owner of the business, stood by his remark, just days after the one-year anniversary of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. According to Schmidt, he often puts up similar signs and enjoys stirring the pot.


“It is what it is — all these people in Ferguson going crazy over a guy that broke the law three times that day, tried to kill a cop, tried to get his gun, it’s crazy,” Schmidt said.

“What they’re doing to cops makes me sick,” he added.

The business owner told reporters he uses the sign as a way to speak out against national issues. The U.S. has lost its “moral compass,” he said.

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