Fundraising site GoFundMe’s “Support Officer Darren Wilson” and “Support Officer Wilson” pages, supporting Officer Darren Wilson, the cops embroiled in the killing of Michael Brown, have mysteriously gone dark.
The two separate pages with similar names raised $235,750 and $197,620 before shuttering the effort for yet unknown reasons.
After raising more than $430,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., two online donation pages appear to have been shut down by their organizers without explanation this weekend. A similar page for Brown’s family, run by the family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, had raised $314,099 as of Sunday afternoon. source
The online donation campaigns have generated some controversy for defending Wilson, especially after some visitors left racially offensive remarks in at least one of the comment sections, which have since been removed.