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A Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is holding a fundraiser this weekend for the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. "All money will go to the cop who did his job against the negro criminal," according to New Empire Knights of the KKK.
Darren Wilson has been a police officer for six years, four with Ferguson Police Department, and has never had any disciplinary action taken against him. There's no indication Wilson supports KKK's efforts.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the New Empire Knights is based in South Carolina and led by Chuck Murray.
However, Frank Acona, the Imperial Wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights, one of the largest Klan branches, disowned the group and condemned the fundraising effort.
Acona told The Wire that the fundraising email violates the Klan's constitution, and that he doesn't believe that Murray's group is officially affiliated with the KKK. Ancona thinks Murray was banned from the Klan and has now started his own group.
"No one has ever heard of the guy, I talked to the older members of our group," Ancona told The Wire. "There are other legitimate Klan organizations, but this group here sprang out in the last year or so I don't believe he has any members. I think it's just him."
Murray's email is also probably a scam, Ancona said, since members of the Klan are not allowed to speak with the media Only leaders of the group are cleared to communicate with reporters.
originally posted by: LDragonFire
I'm godsmacked as to why ksdk a local St Louis news station would run this story now, other than to further the tensions. I don't see it on other local stations.
I'm not meaning to bash the press, I do believe in there right and duty to report, but I would have sat on the story till after the chaos calmed down some.
originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: LDragonFire
Are you against the black panthers or other black groups raising money for the brown family?