…But wait — There’s more!
Alongside the two fundraisers set up by Ferguson police and county officials, miscellaneous white people, and the Ku Klux Klan to reward Officer Darren Wilson for ridding the streets of the unarmed “typical low-IQ Negro” Michael Brown, there have been numerous rallies in support of this pure, innocent police officer who went through the traumatic experience of taking a human life.
In addition to the rallies, there were t-shirt sales. A t-shirt reading “I Support Darren Wilson” was made available through Teesping for those who want to proudly proclaim their white pride in a manner that doesn’t involve leaving so many racist comments on a fundraiser that the company hosting it had to take action.
The Teespring fundraising effort was conducted by the “I Support Darren Wilson” group, who boasts that funds will also go to “The Backstoppers Inc.” While many are involved in the organization, one name on its Board of Directors stands out more than others — Robert P. McCulloch, Vice President.
However, the information is outdated. STLToday noted that McCulloch is now the President of the organization.
Some may remember McCulloch as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney — the same one who will be responsible for bringing Officer Wilson to justice, if the mostly-white Grand Jury allows one. Protesters have asked that McCulloch be removed as prosecutor because of his “suspect” past with the African-American community, but Governor Jay Nixon refused. McCulloch has said that he has no intention to step aside.
Isn’t it a gigantic conflict of interest if the organization for which you are President is also involved in a fundraiser for a person you may be prosecuting in the near future?
Backstoppers is distancing itself from any Darren Wilson fundraising efforts. In a statement posted on the organization’s web site, they said that any donations from fundraising efforts related to the “Ferguson matter” will be rejected. This statement was released after the relationship between Darren Wilson fundraising efforts and Backstoppers was made public:
Contrary to recent posts on social media, BackStoppers is not participating in or has benefited from any fund raising activity involving the Ferguson matter. We scrutinize our contributions and if we receive funds involving the Ferguson matter, those funds would be rejected by the Board of Directors.
Our mission is to provide assistance to families of police, fire and EMS officers who die in the line of duty. We are currently helping 65 families which includes 59 children. This is and always will be our first priority!
We greatly appreciate the support of the St Louis community! Thank You!!