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View Diary: The Profits of Racism: The Coward Darren Wilson Who Killed Michael Brown Has Now Raised $170,000 (137 comments)

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  •  Some tweets from an article on Salon (7+ / 0-)

    It has become a platform for hate speech.
    Here are a few.

    According to Shaun King, a community organizer in Ferguson who has been an outspoken critic of the campaign, donations are made with explicitly racist and hateful comments attached, and while GoFundMe has chosen to delete the offensive comments, it still collects the attached donations. One comment above is from a user named Jim Crow who writes, “I would have donated double this amount, but you missed his accomplice.” Another is from a user calling himself Michael Brown who writes, “I want to apologize to Darren Wilson and the people of Ferguson for my bad behavior. I was a thug and would have taken a bullet sooner or later, most likely from one of my peers or someone defending themselves from violence I instigated again [sic] them. All Darren Wilson was save [sic] the community a lot of trouble. I hope to become a peaceful butterfly when I am reincarnated. Though the guys up here in limbo with me say I’ll likely become a cockroach or parasite of some sort.”
    There are more on that sight.
    These people and many people on other sites don't even see Brown as a person. Or can't imagine or care about his mom's pain.
    I see so many posters cheering the police when they brutally break up protests.
    OWS, Ferguson, ect.
    But one day these police actions might be directed at them.

    "I find it incredible that Keith Alexander can sell secrets and is free to make a huge profit without being slammed with Espionage Act charges and Snowden is stateless" Jesselyn Radack.

    by snoopydawg on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 02:59:58 PM PDT

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      "I find it incredible that Keith Alexander can sell secrets and is free to make a huge profit without being slammed with Espionage Act charges and Snowden is stateless" Jesselyn Radack.

      by snoopydawg on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 03:01:16 PM PDT

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    •  How disgusting. Even if Brown shoplifted, and (1+ / 0-)
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      there seems to be some doubt about that and he'll never get a chance to give his side of the story, how does that make him a thug? Many teenagers of all races shoplift (I know because my son and neice were caught doing it and thankfully not prosecuted).  People making donations and comments like that have lost their humanity, if they ever had any.

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