But that’s just a coincidence we’re entirely certain.
With Shield of Hope — Darren Wilson’s fundraiser on GoFundMe.com — mysteriously shut down, Wilson’s supporter are raising money in other ways. This weekend, supporters will be selling t-shirts, which they plan to wear to the St. Louis Cardinals playoff game, with “Go Cards” hand-painted on the front and “Darren Wilson 6” on the back, according to their Facebook page.
No, the 6 isn’t intentionally a reference to the number of times Wilson shot unarmed teen, Michael Brown. The “6” is military jargon meaning “I’ve got your back,” used first by World War I pilots. They’re also selling wristbands stating “We got your 6.” That Wilson also shot the unarmed Michael Brown six times is both coincidental and, to these people, inconsequential.
I would be disturbed by the appropriation of military terminology for this, especially since the military has been critical of the way the Ferguson PD handled the situation after Brown was murdered, but at this point, nothing these people can do would surprise me. They haven’t met a pair of authoritarian jack boots and Jodhpur pants they won’t kiss up to.
According to the Facebook Page, residents looking to support Wilson will be able to pre-order their t-shirt and pick it up at Barney’s Sports Pub on their way to Saturday’s playoff game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Fran Giants.
Barney’s Sports Pub has played host to these people before; it was recently the site where the same group sold t-shirt supporting Wilson with a spokesperson saying, “We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear.”
Barney’s Sports Pub is also about 10 miles away from Ferguson. They’re hiding or living in fear, they’re running in it.
Cardinal’s fans, showing all the class found in a Marxist utopia, were recently recorded clashing with Brown supporters from Ferguson, chanting “Let’s go Darren.”
Yes, please: Let’s go to jail, Darren, let’s go.
The Justice Department also had to instruct the officers of the Ferguson PD not to wear “I am Darren Wilson” bracelets while on duty, since nothing builds community and cooperation like brazenly inflaming tensions.