The Ku Klux Klan has said they would like to raise money for the police officer responsible for the shooting and subsequent death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
“We are setting up a reward/fund for the police officer who shot this thug,” said the South Carolina-based New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in an email, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. “He is a hero! We need more white cops who are anti-Zog and willing to put Jewish controlled black thugs in their place.”
An Arizona chapter of the Klan has also weighed in on the situation in Ferguson saying, in a blog post according to the Raw Story, “We know that Michael Brown was nothing more than a punk. The media and others are painting him out to be a ‘good son’ and ‘great kid.’ The blacks of Missouri are showing their love of him by rioting, attacking and shooting people. Nothing new.”
The name of the officer responsible for the death of Michael Brown, and the recipient of the KKK fundraising effort, has yet to be released by the St. Louis County Police Department, but the hacktivist group Anonymous promised earlier in the week to make the identity of the officer known.
Attempting to follow through with their promise, Anonymous posted two separate Twitter posts in relation to the identity of the shooter, both of which have, at this time, been removed from the social media website and the account suspended.
The first post, according to Death and Taxes, read;
— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonMessage) August 14, 2014
The police department responded to this message by saying Bryan Willman did not work for them. The second post supposedly shows a photo of Willman along with more evidence, but this could not be confirmed since the photo was also taken down.
The Anonymous Twitter account has been recreated and can be found here.