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GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.
This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…
… Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.
Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.
While the original page has apparently been shut down (from what I’ve heard), a new page has emerged:
Please, please consider reporting this page. Here’s a post on how to do this:
It’s also worth noting that the person responsible for this is the/a Public Affairs officer for the Ferguson PD. In case anyone thinks sending them some handwritten/e-mail complaints would do any good.
Thank you for reblogging and signal boosting this.
replies to korrasami post… 7 hours later because i blocked myself off the internet to finish stuff
today the korrasami became real who am i kidding it was real this whole season it is the velveteen rabbit
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
thank you so much for sharing this, OP.
subject line & URL below, so y’all can copy/paste that as well:
- Message Subject: Remove the Support Officer Wilson page
- URL: http://www.gofundme.com/supportofficerwilson
US Constitution, First Amendment: The right to assemble, to have free speech, to have freedom of the press.
Ferguson Police: Kicks out media and limits protestors to a “First Amendment Area”
funny, i thought the WHOLE COUNTRY was a first amendment area. silly me.
Funny that when they do this I only hear about it on tumblr, but when they try to limit guns and the second amendment it literally becomes a congressional uproar.
some horrifying shit going on in America right now.
Black protesters telling off white agitators. (x)
I know who this guy is
He’s one of the bob avakian followers from the revolutionary communist bookstore I interned at. They’re all like…old white ppl who love agitating police in the name of communist revoltion. Fucking assholes obsessed with promoting their brand.
Why am I not surprised. What has everyone been saying about these garbage white “revolutionaries.” You’ve got anarchists and the RCP (and possibly the KKK) trying to weaponise protesters and incite an all-out confrontation on one end, and then the police who are just looking for an excuse and are already provocative enough on their own.
It all must be a game to them, or an exercise in abstraction. Because I know they must be aware at least subconsciously that they are in little danger of retaliation. If they are hurt, it would be circumstantial or accidental; the black citizens would be brutalised.
"They’re hurting our kids," the white man tells the Black man. No, they aren’t hurting white kids. White people need to have a seat.
regardless of whether or not mike brown robbed a store, the chief of police in ferguson states the policeman who murdered him had no knowledge of the incident, making the crime itself and his death unrelated.
any further statements regarding the robbery itself, or the “good” nature of the policeman who committed the murder are stereotyped propaganda by the police and the media to demonise a murder victim and absolve his murderer.
also the legal punishment for shoplifting is not pre-trial execution.
Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th. His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death. Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice. If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund. These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf. All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family. We appreciate your support.
Anonymous said: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
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