Fundraisers for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed a man, have surpassed the amount of money raised for Michael Brown’s family victims of the shooting.
A crowd-funding page for Wilson raised $235,010 and the group opened a new fundraising page, which already has nearly $75,000.
More than $200,000 was raised in support of the Michael Brown.
Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump claims, “the funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.”
Darren Wilson supporters gathered in a controlled atmosphere to spout their rhetoric.
A woman told USAToday:
“Many of us have received death threats toward ourselves and our families,” the speaker said, wearing sunglasses, paint beneath her eyes and a baseball cap. “We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear … If you support Darren Wilson, make your voices heard.”
“You want my name? I am Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson.”
“We share the united belief that officer Wilson’s actions on Aug. 9 were warranted and justified and he has our unwavering support,”
The Support Darren Wilson group, which has more than 58,000 likes on Facebook, and is encouraging supporters to “blow up some Twitter accounts” with photos of supporters and the hashtag #iamdarrenwilson.