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R.I.P. T-Shirts – Appropriate for Flint or Not? [POLL]

RIP T-Shirts - appropriate or not?
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R.I.P. t-shirts – they’re becoming big business in Flint.

Gene Reid, owner of G&G T-Shirt Shop on Fenton Rd., and his son Glen have been cashing in on the unfortunate reality Flint faces, as the city has recorded 19 homicides so far in 2012.

But is it right? Take our Cars 108 Listener Poll, and weigh in.

The two remained respectful as they spoke to M-Live about the print shop’s latest venture.

“It’s a big part of grieving for a lot of people,” said Gene Reid, “It’s a sad story about all the killings going on, we try to help everybody. All these people getting killed, the R.I.P. T-shirts are huge. It’s a sad story.”

Not all of the memorial t-shirts are created for homicide victims. Reid says the family of Ellery Thomas, the man killed in a motorcycle accident on I-69 recently, sought the shop’s services.

So what are your thoughts? Is memorializing loved ones that have been killed appropriate? Or does it somehow glorify the violence that plagues Flint?

Take our poll, and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.


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