christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”
"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"
A nap! LOL. All of the above, please.
As darkness fell on Canfield Drive on August 9, a makeshift memorial sprang up in the middle of the street where Michael Brown’s body had been sprawled in plain view for more than four hours. Flowers and candles were scattered over the bloodstains on the pavement. Someone had affixed a stuffed animal to a streetlight pole a few yards away. Neighborhood residents and others were gathering, many of them upset and angry.
Soon, police vehicles reappeared, including from the St. Louis County Police Department, which had taken control of the investigation. Several officers emerged with dogs. What happened next, according to several sources, was emblematic of what has inflamed the city of Ferguson, Missouri, ever since the unarmed 18-year-old was gunned down: An officer on the street let the dog he was controlling urinate on the memorial site.
The incident was related to me separately by three state and local officials who worked with the community in the immediate aftermath of the shooting."
"GoFundMe, the world’s #1 personal fundraising site, is raising money for the cop who brutally shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. And worse, the fundraiser is celebrating the teenager’s brutal death — and GoFundMe is profiting from it. That’s why we’re partnering with ColorofChange on their campaign to stop this disgusting fundraiser immediately.
The fundraiser for Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for killing Michael Brown, has already raised over $400,000 for his potential legal fees, relocation costs and living expenses. And now, donors are getting tax deductions for their donations, because a non-profit has stepped up to collect the donations.
The comments on the fundraising page are ultimate proof of why we have to stop this hateful effort now:
“I thank all Police…protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages.”
“Let this ‘GoFundMe’ serve as an example to all cops in America: The general public will support you, especially if you pull the trigger on violent criminal thugs.”
Cops that commits acts like this will always be supported, but these vicious comments remind us of how far we have to go as a country in undoing our racist history. This fundraiser has become a touchstone for white supremacists wanting to support Officer Wilson simply because he shot a black teenager — and the fact that GoFundMe is enabling that hatred is unconscionable.” - SumofUs.org
GoFundMe are obviously not responsible but it would make a great statement if they did take it down.