Police Officer Darren Wilson, who was cleared by the Grand Jury in Ferguson but resigned anyway, has seen growing support online from people who actually bother to learn the facts about the death of Michael Brown.
An anonymous woman who is rightly worried about her safety has started an organization called “Support Officer Darren Wilson” and her organization has raised up to $1 million in donated funds. This money is necessary to protect Wilson and his pregnant wife (she’s also a police officer), as he will be unable to work for awhile and they will need to relocate. In addition, 24/7 security is not cheap!
The woman who founded the movement to support Darren Wilson has spoken out and revealed that the Ferguson police officer could have a $1 million war chest.
The supporter said that she knew of at least $500,000 from two donation funds set up in his name but that was a ‘conservative estimate’ – and the total could be seven figures.[…]
She declined to give her name for fear of reprisals and revealed that she had been subject to a torrent of ‘vile’ online abuse.
He has not incurred huge legal fees as his lawyers were all from the police force union and the force is likely to have covered the cost of hiding him until the grand jury verdict was announced.
Wilson’s war chest will probably be used to pay for additional security in the months and years ahead as he and wife Barbara Spradling, who has a child from a previous relationship and is pregnant with his baby, will be unable to work for some time and may have to relocate.
The supporter told MailOnline that she actually understood what it was like to lose a relative at the hands of police – as her own father was shot dead by a cop in 1995.
She said: ‘You have to be accountable and my dad had to be accountable.
via The Daily Mail
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