Supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson have decided that they–the oppressed Caucasians–are through hiding. No more living in fear! On Saturday, fans of the police-officer-in-hiding who shot and killed unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown gathered to voice their love for Wilson.
An unnamed woman proudly proclaimed that Wilson’s white supporters “will not hide.” The rally, held in a parking lot next to a sports pub, drew a relatively small crowd of supporters purporting to represent Support Darren Wilson, a group that joined the KKK’s fundraising efforts and has accumulated nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars in support of Michael Brown’s murderer.
The woman speaking at the rally, reading from a prepared statement and wearing a “Support Darren Wilson” baseball cap and sunglasses, did not provide her real name–but she did say her name (and the names of all in attendance) was Darren Wilson.
She was clear that the group does not speak on behalf of Wilson “or his appointed representatives,” but was clear that Wilson’s actions in the shooting of Michael Brown were “warranted” and “justified” despite the lack of any dash camera footage or a detailed incident report from either Ferguson or St. Louis County police, numerous witness statements that contradict the police version of the story, an independent autopsy that back up witness statements, a statement from the store Brown supposedly robbed that they did not call to report a robbery, or the department’s history of racial bias and abuse.
But hey, white is right, right? RIGHT?
The woman thanked the media for drawing attention to the “Pro-Wilson” side of the story, and denigrated reporters’ “strong bias” against Wilson supporters, claiming that it has “only intensified the destruction of the community of Ferguson and the surrounding St. Louis areas.”
She said that her group is not “affiliated with any hate groups,” but that they “respect each individual’s First Amendment rights in this country.”
Just before asking that the media stop filming in front of group members’ homes and trying to interview them, the woman said “We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear.” She closed with a strong statement: “…the media will inevitably ask for my name, others’ names and relationships, job titles, stories, etc. You want my name? My name is Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson.”
Watch the speech below, via CNN: