“If Darren Wilson get off y'all better bring every army y'all got. Cause it's going down.” pic.twitter.com/pexFCCawbZ
We have an update on our post from last night about the fundraising effort that was apparently linked to an organization led by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch; Backstoppers Inc. now denies having anything to do with it.
Leaders of The Backstoppers Inc., which raises money to financially support families of fallen emergency responders who die in the line of duty, do not know who is selling T-shirts that read: “I support Officer Darren Wilson,” and will not be accepting any money from the sales if it is offered, said Executive Director Ron Battelle.
Social media sites began circulating rumors this past weekend that profits from the T-shirts would benefit Backstoppers as well as a fundraising website for Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson. Some claimed the move was a conflict of interest for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch.
So there you have it; but I do want to point out that this was more than just an unsubstantiated “rumor,” since the page at teespring.com specifically says donations from T-shirt purchases will go to Backstoppers.
In what seems to be a serious conflict of interest, a T-shirt being sold to raise money for officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown in a Ferguson street last month, appears to be associated with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Robert P. McCulloch; here’s the page for the T-shirt: I SUPPORT OFFICER D. WILSON | Teespring.
“I SUPPORT OFFICER D. WILSON” is an officer inspired design to show support for officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri. Donations from purchases will be divided between a fund set up for Officer Wilson at gofundme.com as well as The BackStoppers Inc. organization which can be visited at backstoppers.org for more information.
And at the website of backstoppers.org, we find that the Vice President of this company is none other than Robert McCulloch:
According to an article at stltoday.com, McCulloch is now actually the President of Backstoppers, Inc.
McCulloch joined former St. Louis County Police Chief Ron Battelle in accepting a $292,000 check from the 27th annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses event earlier today at city hall in St. Louis. McCulloch also will be serving as president of the board for Backstoppers in the 50th anniversary year of his father’s death.
CNN has new video showing two men who witnessed the shooting of Michael Brown, describing what they saw; and once again, their accounts are consistent with other witness reports. The two men in the video say they were about 50 feet away when officer Darren Wilson opened fire, and they saw Brown with his hands up when Wilson fired the barrage of shots that ended Brown’s life.
One of the men told CNN Brown was running away from the police car as Wilson fired at his back — which, again, is consistent with reports from eyewitnesses and with a statement from law enforcement officials to the New York Times.
An exclusive cell phone video captures their reactions during the moments just after the shooting.
“He had his f**n hands up,” one of the men says in the video.
The man told CNN he heard one gunshot, then another shot about 30 seconds later.
“The cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting,” the man said. That same witness described the gruesome scene, saying he saw Brown’s “brains come out of his head,” again stating, “his hands were up.”
The video shows the man raising his arms in the air — just as, he says, Brown was doing when he was shot.
The other contractor told CNN he saw Brown running away from a police car. Brown “put his hands up,” the construction worker said, and “the officer was chasing him.”
The contractor says he saw Wilson fire a shot at Brown while his back was turned.
Since unarmed teenager Michael Brown was gunned down in a Ferguson street by police officer Darren Wilson, Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft, aka the Dumbest Man on the Internet, has basically turned his blog into a non-stop hate and distortion machine, publishing one racially charged post after another, making up stories out of thin air, and even linking to and stealing content from white supremacist sites. Hoft is getting off on whipping up racial hatred in a big way, and it’s frankly repulsive to watch.
Today he’s at it again, with another distorted post about the angry but peaceful city council meeting held last night in Ferguson, accusing the residents of “promising more chaos and rioting” unless Darren Wilson is charged: Ferguson Residents Promise More Chaos & Rioting if Officer Darren Wilson Not Charged (Video) | the Gateway Pundit.
Hoft illustrates his latest semi-literate effort with a photo stolen from Reuters that he’s used over and over in the past month:
The fact is that according to the article Hoft himself cites, the “residents” did not “promise more rioting” at all. One resident spoke up and said there would be more demonstrations unless Wilson faces charges.
But the distortions did the job, as usual, and Hoft’s far right readers respond in his comment section with absolutely open racism and hate speech, and calls for the black residents of Ferguson to be wiped out. Here’s a sample of this noxious ranting, hidden by default because it’s grossly offensive to normal human beings.
So the NAPAs [Ed. note: “North American Pavement Apes.”] are openly threatening to riot. Where is the color blind Holder & Barry on this???????
I Seriously Just Stay Away From All Blacks Now…They Could Chimpout At Any Moment…
Bring it on. I hope the riot so well this time Ferguson becomes a field of flowers.
I hope the police and prosecutors office stands their ground and does not give these thugs and grifters what they want.
Read them the Riot Act - then shoot to kill anyone violating the law.
These people are going to go apeshit… Let them go ahead and burn the rest of their own community down.
Hahaha Have at it! They’ll only destroy their own neighborhoods. Despite all their mouthing off and posturing they don’t dare come to “YT’s” neighborhood and pull their crap.
Leave the city to them. If you are white, you should leave the city as you are nothing now but a target.
Tomorrow’s News Headline: Feral Ferguson lynch mob threatens more looting, violence, and destruction unless they get their pound of flesh. Eric Holder approves vigilante justice for Blacks.
Every business and white human beings should immediately shut down and relocate . these apes should be left to themselves ,eventually they will kill each other out.
A shoe store was looted and not a single pair of work boots were stolen.
Maybe we could offer every citizen who doesn’t like our “white” laws a ten thousand dollar bonus and a free one-way trip to Liberia? With that much money they could live like kings; and they’d be “back home” where tribalism is normal and accepted. Win-win.
Well let’s see: the savages are seeking a government (TAXPAYER) BAILOUT for their rabid destruction of their town, and are now threatening to do more? Well I guess we’ll just have to send an innocent man to jail then. That about right you beasts?
And so white people will keep moving away from blacks, and Eric Holder will use the power of government to bring welfare blacks to the new white neighborhoods.
White people need to start defending themselves, and that includes slapping the crap out of their white liberal buddies.
I doubt if most of these illiterate apes could even fill out a speaker card.
Ferguson is simply being swallowed up by the expanding ghetto.
The MSM likes to call it white flight. But the fact is whites are driven out of their homes and businesses by black criminals ,intimidation and demands.
We just have a front row seat because of the Brown shooting
Start shooting them.
Sounds like a planned lynching to me … guilt or innocence doesn’t matter to them in the least.
The residents of Ferguson need to respond in kind to the bussed in rioters, preferably with lethal force if provoked.
It’s time to “lock & load.” Parents, your children will be shot when they act like little heathens this time. Property owners have had enough. Consider yourself warned.
As we noted a couple of hours ago, wingnut blogger Chuck C. Johnson (who is NOT ME) has now been thoroughly thwarted in his weaselly attempt to get the juvenile records of Michael Brown unsealed.
And it’s driven him around the bend (a short drive). He’s raging about this “unprecedented move:”
Of course, there’s nothing “unprecedented” about this at all; juvenile records are sealed specifically to prevent the kind of character assassination Johnson was attempting.
So Johnson then moved on to the last refuge of the incompetent wingnut: the conspiracy theory.
A “public official” told him. Right. I try not to use these kinds of abbreviations, but excuse me while I LMAO.
Today at the website of the Dumbest Man on the Internet, we find Jim Hoft still pushing his discredited hoax that officer Darren Wilson suffered “facial fractures” in a struggle with teenager Michael Brown before shooting him down in the street: BREAKING: #MikeBrown Attorneys CONFRONTED on Officer Wilson’s Severe Facial Injuries (VIDEO) | the Gateway Pundit.
Exclusive to The Gateway Pundit-
Mike Brown Attorneys Asked About Officer Wilson Eye Fracture-
Micheal [sic] Brown’s attorneys and supporters held a rally today in front of the Ferguson Police Department.
Reporter Adam Sharp was there to confront the attorneys on Officer Darren Wilson’s severe injuries.
Here’s their response:
From the video:
Brown attorney: You cannot look the other way when the culprit is someone in your own police department or your own back yard. Any questions?
Reporter Adam Sharp: Is it true that Officer Wilson suffered facial fractures?
Attorney: That’s nothing that I’ve heard. I haven’t seen anything on it.
Reporter Sharp: There are numerous reports saying this…. Are you saying there were no facial injuries on Officer Wilson? Mr. Gray, you’re the attorney, do you know?
Attorney Anthony Gray: I tell you what. This is the way I’d answer that. Look at the video, moments after the shooting. You tell me if that’s somebody walking around, looking at Mike Brown Jr.’s body, if that person looked like he had any sort of facial injuries.
Reporter Sharp: So you’re saying there were no facial injuries to the officer?
Gray: I’ll tell you the video speaks louder than what I can tell you right now, sir. All you have to do is look at the tape. (applause) He’s standing there not one time does he touch his face.
So Hoft’s BIG EXCLUSIVE BREAKING BOMBSHELL for the day is that the Brown family’s attorneys basically laughed at this idiotic question from “reporter Adam Sharp.”
Oh, and who exactly is “reporter Adam Sharp?”
He’s one of the right wing clowns who writes for Jim Hoft’s ridiculous “sister site,” Progressives Today.
“Reporter Sharp.” You can’t make up this level of egomaniacal stupidity.
Jim Hoft’s Unsourced Claim That Officer Darren Wilson Had an “Orbital Blowout Fracture of the Eye Socket”
Ann Coulter Takes Jim Hoft’s Misleading Bait, Says “We Saw X-Ray of Wilson’s Fractured Eye Socket”
CNN Reports #Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson DID NOT Have a Fractured Eye Socket
Exposing Gateway Pundit’s Dishonesty: He Altered a CT Scan Image to Trick His Readers
Dumbest Man on the Internet Forgets to Delete the Unedited Version of the Image He Edited
As we reported yesterday, wingnut hack Chuck C. Johnson’s attempt to smear Michael Brown (the unarmed teenager gunned down in a Ferguson, Missouri street by police officer Darren Wilson) as a juvenile criminal involved in a second degree murder has failed spectacularly, as St. Louis County’s juvenile court hearing revealed that Brown had no felony convictions or charges.
So what else can Johnson do except to start assassinating the character of other Brown family members?
Today's research targets: Louis Head's rap sheet. He's #MichaelBrown's step father…
The attempt to smear Michael Brown as a criminal by unsealing his juvenile records was obviously irrelevant to his shooting death. But this latest effort from Johnson is nothing more than pure racist incitement at its lowest.
Yesterday we began seeing a photo make the rounds on Facebook, purporting to show officer Darren Wilson in a hospital bed with facial injuries — obviously intended to shore up the now-debunked unsourced claim first made by wingnut blogger Jim Hoft that Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket.
Well that took all of five minutes. The guy’s name was Jim McNeil and he was a freestyle motocross rider who died in 2011 during practice for an exhibition. The photo being used is from 2006, when he crashed & face planted.
These people are disgusting, utterly without shame.
LGF contributor Alouette got a screenshot of another right winger (a horrifically racist cretin) posting it on Twitter later in the day (he has since deleted it):
And now, a short time ago, it was posted by right wing talk radio host Larry Elder at his website (also now deleted, but still visible in Google’s cache):
If you see this photo being touted as “proof” that Darren Wilson was assaulted by Michael Brown before Wilson shot the unarmed Brown in the street (and you probably will, because right wingers always pass this stuff around long after it’s debunked), here’s your proof that it’s a fake.
To reiterate, the photo is actually motocross rider Jim McNeil, and it was taken in October 2006 after he crashed while riding at a friend’s house.