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Fundraising Site for Ferguson Cop Who Killed Michael Brown Saturated By Racist Comments By Donors — Site Censors the Comments

The crowd funding website has removed racist statements posted by donors.  The Klu Klux Klan has also offered to raise funds for police officer Darren Wilson - Has Wilson publicly refused that money??

Are these some of officer Darren Wilson supporters?: KKK preparing a cross to
be burned in Jackson County, in SE Ohio. (Photo by Paul M. Walsh)

By Jon Swaine
GoFundMe, the crowdfunding company, has defended its decision to host an online campaign to raise money for the police officer who shot dead Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, after some donors posted racist statements.

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Some of the more than 5,600 people to have contributed money to the GoFundMe page also left racist comments that were noted by Twitter users. “I am so sick of the blacks using every excuse in the book to loot and riot,” said one donor of $50, calling herself Diane Schroeder.

“Don’t let the savages win,” wrote one donor, calling himself Timothy Flagg. An anonymous donor told Wilson: “We appreciate your service in the animal control division of the Ferguson police department.”

GoFundMe typically takes 5% from the total raised by campaigns using the site, meaning that it stands to collect more than $11,000 from the fundraising effort for Wilson so far.

In a statement released on Friday, a spokeswoman for GoFundMe said: “Some donors’ comments have contained content that is in violation of GoFundMe’s terms and have been removed accordingly.”

The website’s acceptable use policy states that it may not be used for activities relating to the sale of “items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the financial exploitation of a crime”.

However, the statement on Friday also said: “The content of the campaign itself is not in violation of GoFundMe’s terms of service.”

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