There are many differing accounts of what led up to the shooting but what remains as fact is that Michael Brown was unarmed at the time of the meeting and that Michael Brown is dead from 6 bullet wounds that he received from that Ferguson police officer on that night.
Over the next several weeks the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, saw candlelight vigils, marches, rallies, civil unrest. looting, tear gas, bullets, concussion grenades and armored assault vehicles rolling through Michael Browns neighborhood.
Although most people agree that the outcome of that fateful night resulted in a tragedy it seems that many cannot agree upon whom the tragedy befell.
Sides were taken.
It appeared that the country was evenly divided when it came to the issue. Half see Michael Brown as the victim and the other half see the unnamed officer as unjustly accused. As it always does many see this split along political affiliation lines. It is perceived that liberals were taking Brown's side and right wingers taking the officers.
The next several paragraphs of this post may shed some light on whether you believe this to be true or not... You can decide for yourself.
As of last week it has come to light that A Missouri chapter of a South Carolina Ku Klux Klan group named The New Empire Knights is soliciting funds for the police officer who had shot and killed Michael Brown. This Klan chapter has also just announced that they are planning to hold a fundraiser this weekend for the officer as well.
Charles Murray, the Imperial Wizard of the New Empire Knights, says...
"All money will go to the cop who did his job against the Negro criminal,"
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hate Watch blog reported that the South Carolina-based New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan boasted that its Missouri chapter is raising money as a “reward” for the officer.
In an email from the group they boasted that..
“We are setting up a reward/fund for the police officer who shot this thug. He is a hero! We need more white cops who are anti-Zog and willing to put Jewish controlled black thugs in their place. Most cops are cowards and do nothing while 90 percent of interracial crime is black (and non-white) on white.”
In addition to this group an altogether different chapter of the klan from Arizona wrote on its blog wrote...
“We know that Michael Brown was nothing more than a punk. The media and others are painting him out to be a ‘good son’ and ‘great kid.’ The blacks of Missouri are showing their love of him by rioting, attacking and shooting people. Nothing new.”
Any and all attempts to communicate with either Klan chapter have gone unanswered.
All the fundraising attempts are being disputed by the Imperial Wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan based in Potosi, Missouri who says the fundraising are being perpetrated by "rogue" members trying to give the group a bad name.
Heavens forbid the Klan get a "bad name"!
Along with the Klan's efforts to fundraise for the officer there have also been two major GoFundMe pages raising money for him as well. Combined, the fundraisers had amassed almost $500,000.
There is no word on whether the GoFundMe pages are run by the Klan and/or racists entities though there is the very strong possibility that they are indeed douche-bags.
It all reminds me of the famous saying that goes...
"Not all Republicans are racist but all racists are Republicans,"
I'll leave it at that.