When supporters of disgraced South Carolina police officer Michael Slager tried to start a GoFundMe campaign for him after he was charged for the murder of Walter Scott, the crowd funding site rejected the campaign, saying that it violated its terms and conditions. GoFundMe says it does not allow campaigns “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.”
But three campaigns in support of Slager remain on another site called Indiegogo, with one raising $1,702 of a goal of $5,000 as of this Thursday.
“We’re campaigning to show our Support for Officer Michael T. Slager!” the campaign says. “We believe in all of our LEOs and want to publicly support them! Although he may have made mis-steps in judgement he was protecting the community.”
Another Indiegogo asks for money for Scott’s family “so they can pursue the limited justice the law can afford them.” That campaign still has no donations.
When asked why it’s allowing the Slager fund to continue, Indiegogo gave this response: