A Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is planning a fundraiser this weekend for the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen.
“All money will go to the cop who did his job against the Negro criminal,” according to New Empire Knights of the KKK.
Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the Aug. 9 shooting, has been a police officer for six years, four with Ferguson Police Department, and has never had any disciplinary action taken against him. There’s no indication Wilson supports the KKK’s efforts.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the New Empire Knights is based in South Carolina and led by Chuck Murray.
In an e-mail, Murray confirmed his chapter was raising money but did not respond to further questions.
Unrelated to the KKK efforts, supporters of Wilson have set up Facebook pages. One page called “Support Darren Wilson” has 30,000 likes.
There is also a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his legal fees. As of Tuesday morning, the campaign had raised more than $19,000.
Source: Detroit Free Press