The number of people supporting police officer Darren Wilson seems to grow each day as more people actually read the facts and evidence surrounding the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The woman behind the organization called “Support Officer Darren Wilson” told DailyMail that Officer Wilson could receive up to $1 million in donation funds, which are meant to provide additional security in the months and years ahead as he and wife Barbara, who is pregnant, will be unable to work for some time and may have to relocate.
The woman declined to give her name for fear of retaliation and “vile” online abuse, but said that she knew of at least $500,000 from two donation funds set up in his name, and that was a “conservative estimate.” The total could actually be closer to seven figures.
Wilson is still employed as a Ferguson police officer although his lawyers have said they are in the early stages of talks for him to leave the force.
He has not incurred huge legal fees as his lawyers were all from the police force union and the force is likely to have covered the cost of hiding him until the grand jury verdict was announced.
Wilson’s war chest will probably be used to pay for additional security in the months and years ahead as he and wife Barbara Spradling, who has a child from a previous relationship and is pregnant with his baby, will be unable to work for some time and may have to relocate.
The supporter told MailOnline that she actually understood what it was like to lose a relative at the hands of police – as her own father was shot dead by a cop in 1995.
She said: ‘You have to be accountable and my dad had to be accountable.
‘He wasn’t a bad person, Mike Brown might not have been a bad person but he made a very bad choice that day.
‘My dad made a very bad choice back in 1995 and there are consequences to those actions, especially when you fight a police officer.’
Courtesy of Young Cons