GoFundMe Posted To Raise Money For Police Responsible For Freddie Gray’s Death
Unsurprisingly, The Baltimore Police Union immediately resorted to e-begging to raise money for the six police officers charged in the homicide of Freddie Gray last week.
The page was deleted within 40 minutes of being posted, as it was found to violate GoFundMe’s policy against hosting campaigns “in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts.” Sounds exactly like what they were aiming to do, judging by the description:
The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #3 has been overwhelmed with the enormous generosity of people from around the world. We have received many requests to open an online account that will accept monetary donations for the 6 officers who have been wrongly charged in the death of Freddie Gray. All monies collected will be used to assist our officers with their living expenses during their unpaid suspension. as well as to help defray their legal expenses. We thank you, in advance, for your continued support.
Sadly, with the campaign raising just under $450 in 20 minutes, there is no telling how much money people would have been willing to give these cops in support of the murder they committed had GoFundMe not shut down the site. And it’s only a matter of time before a new site pops up in its place…
GoFundMe / Baltimore County PD