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GoFundMe Rejects Campaign To Support South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder

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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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Think Progress


The popular crowd-funding site GoFundMe rejected a campaign to raise money for the South Carolina officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black man last week.

Officer Michael Slager, 33, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder for the killing of 50-year-old Walter Scott after video footage surfaced, showing Scott being shot multiple times with his back turned and running away. The video also appears to show Slager planting a taser by Scott’s body as evidence the shooting was in self-defense.

GoFundMe confirmed it removed a campaign supporting Slager.



Wait... now, I think this cop is a murderer and I think it's disgusting that anyone would want to raise funds for his defense BUT! I don't think it's okay for gofundme to reject the campaign. I mean think about it outside the actual circumstances. Discrimination is discrimination, isn't it?



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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

It's a private company. They have the right to refuse service.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:50 PM
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Why would they reject it the guy is getting screwed to keep things calm. People are going to riot anyway!!

Suicide by cop is what I saw.

Why is "HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT" so hard to remember. So now all criminals will just walk away because it's OK????


edit on 8-4-2015 by mikell because: (no reason given)


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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

Discrimination? How? GoFundMe is a private business. It's not like they are refusing service because he is a cop or something. They are refusing service because of his accused actions. Or maybe they are trying to stay out of what could easily become another Ferguson.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
Think Progress


The popular crowd-funding site GoFundMe rejected a campaign to raise money for the South Carolina officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black man last week.

Officer Michael Slager, 33, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder for the killing of 50-year-old Walter Scott after video footage surfaced, showing Scott being shot multiple times with his back turned and running away. The video also appears to show Slager planting a taser by Scott’s body as evidence the shooting was in self-defense.

GoFundMe confirmed it removed a campaign supporting Slager.



Wait... now, I think this cop is a murderer and I think it's disgusting that anyone would want to raise funds for his defense BUT! I don't think it's okay for gofundme to reject the campaign. I mean think about it outside the actual circumstances. Discrimination is discrimination, isn't it?



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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
Suicide by cop is what I saw.

Why is "HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT" so hard to remember. So now all criminals will just walk away because it's OK????



I always say obey what the police officer says but are you saying if the person runs a cop has the right to shoot him eight times in the back? No.

The cop is a murderer.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

John Titor was right...an increase in this kind of action involving police and citizens...



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

I can't blame them one bit for refusing it.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: highfromphoenix

And with a few minutes contemplation I would have to agree with them .OK maybe not that long to think about it .



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:57 PM
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Why is "HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT" so hard to remember. So now all criminals will just walk away because it's OK????

No.
There is no reason that the cop couldn't have chased the man down and tackled him just like we see in plenty of police videos.... other than laziness.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:58 PM
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This would be a huge PR scandal for them. Business is business.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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I always say obey what the police officer says but are you saying if the person runs a cop has the right to shoot him eight times in the back? No.

After seeing the video, I am more afraid and untrusting of the cops than ever before.
They will have more people running because of this, IMO.


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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: mikell



Why is "HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT" so hard to remember. So now all criminals will just walk away because it's OK????

No.
There is no reason that the cop couldn't have chased the man down and tackled him just like we see in plenty of police videos.... other than laziness.


And after seeing the video when the guy ran off he wasn't exactly running fast .. The fact the officer didn't even attempt to give chase on foot is a red flag for me, and 8 shots? Murderer .. End of



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
Why would they reject it the guy is getting screwed to keep things calm. People are going to riot anyway!!

Suicide by cop is what I saw.

Why is "HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT" so hard to remember. So now all criminals will just walk away because it's OK????



none of what you said makes any sense. and hands up dont shoot is just more media bull.


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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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Still spamming this tripe?

If people can't see what happened here for what it is , that is scary.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 03:06 PM
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I think they have the right to refuse to host a GoFundMe campaign for the cop. I see this much in the same way a bakery would refuse service to a gay couple, GoFundMe already decided the cop was guilty, and doesn't deserve a defense, and the bakery already decided the gay people were going to hell.

You can't change people's minds, stop trying to make people do things that you WANT them to do.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 03:09 PM
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I personally don't think the cop deserves the benefit of any sort of external help. Does anybody else get support of that type when they are being charged with an UNRECORDED murder? This guy did it in front of a camera, and then tried to cover his crime up afterwards.

If a non-police officer did something like this, does anybody realistically think that anybody would try to crowd-fund their defense? The answer is no. The only person who would be fighting for that person is the public pretender, and even then only because they have to.

This doesn't really touch on the subject here which is GoFundMe denying the application. Perhaps they don't want this guy to have any of that extraordinary assistance funding like that would provide, to put it simply..they don't want their private business to possibly help get a dirty, murdering cop out from under the very fair crimes he is charged with.

10/10 would deny again.
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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 03:12 PM
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I own and run a free subdomain website hosting company and I make it plain that free sites are offered solely at my discretion.
I would delete any new account which promoted or helped that cop after seeing the video, in a heartbeat.
Censorship? Yes, absolutely...it is why I don't ever bitch about ATS owners running this place as they wish.
The guy was clearly a killer who deserves no support other than a taxpayer funded lawyer in my opinion.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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Don't worry, Indiegogo has 2 funds going at the moment



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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Why would anyone want to support a murderer?

Oh well... it takes all sorts I suppose.



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