Ferguson Cop Donations Sites Shut Down


ferguson-copTwo online donations pages that together raised over $400,000 for the cop who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown were shut down over the weekend. The two pages for Darren Wilson operated through crowdsource fundraising website GoFundMe. When one tries to donate to “Support Officer Wilson” (which has raised $197,620) and “Support Officer Darren Wilson” (which has raised $235,550), a message stating “Donations are Complete!” appears.

“Support Officer Wilson” is run by a charity called “Shield of Hope,” but “Support Officer Darren Wilson” is run by an anonymous source who goes by “Stand Up.” This source has claimed to work on getting affiliated with “Shield of Hope,” but so far hasn’t, and it has given a pseudonymous Gmail account to users seeking more information.

GoFundMe stated it did not shut down either of these sites. The Facebook page “Support Officer Wilson” said lawyers were working on a “solution” for the shutdown. A donations page for Michael Brown’s family, “Michael Brown Memorial Fund,” is also run through GoFundMe. It has so far raised $315,049. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Sometimes it’s necessary to step back and examine things to make sure the money is going where people think it is. It’s too easy to finagle things online. The Wilson and Brown families should get all the money that people intend to donate to them, and nobody should have the opportunity to skim any of it off.