Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9, has enjoyed his share of supporters, and a Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is adding its voice to the mix, USA Today reports.
“All money will go to the cop who did his job against the Negro criminal,” the New Empire Knights of the KKK noted, according to the news site.
Wilson, a six-year police veteran, four of those years spent as part of the Ferguson Police Department, has reportedly never been subject to disciplinary action, according to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson.
USA Today reports that there is nothing to suggest that Wilson, who has remained in the shadows throughout the protests that have occurred since the shooting and was only identified last Friday, supports the KKK’s plans.
Other supporters of Wilson include about 150 people who gathered to protest in front of the offices of TV station KSDK, which reportedly aired footage of Wilson’s home.
There’s also a Support Darren Wilson Facebook page (which, to help, is selling T-shirts with a police badge with the words “Officer Darren Wilson I Stand By You”), as well as a GoFundMe campaign that has raised over $19,000 in support.
Read more at USA Today.
Also on The Root: “Supporters: Officer Who Killed Michael Brown Is ‘Being Victimized’”