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Ferguson's 'Pants Up Don't Loot' billboard hits fundraising goal

A proposed billboard mocking protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, featuring the message "Pants up don't loot," has hit its fundraising target on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Begun in late October, the campaign had raised $3,252 by Tuesday afternoon.

Popularized by the National Review, the phrase parodies the memorable protester chant "Hands up, don't shoot," a reference to eyewitness claims Michael Brown had his hands in the air when he was shot to death by police officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury is expected to announce shortly whether Wilson will be charged in Brown's death.