As Ferguson, Mo., recovers from another night of violence, a new voice has entered the debate over Michael Brown's shooting: the KKK's. The New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says its chapter in Missouri is gathering funds to support Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, reports Salon. "We are setting up a reward/fund for the police officer who shot this thug," said the KKK group in an email. "He is a hero! We need more white cops who are anti-Zog and willing to put Jewish controlled black thugs in their place. Most cops are cowards and do nothing while 90% of interracial crime is black (and non-white) on white." In other Ferguson news:
- A rapper who lives where Brown was gunned down apparently live-tweeted the shooting and posted photos of Brown lying dead on the sidewalk, the Telegraph reports. Emanuel Freeman, who calls himself @TheePharaoh, posted, "The police just shot someone dead in front of my crib yo." Thought Catalog has more of his tweets (WARNING: Language), including, "dude was running and the cops just shot. him. i saw him die bruh." Asked by a friend, "from behind?" he tweeted: "the first two was, the next 5 werent, he turned around."
- The Guardian looks at Ron Johnson, the state highway patrol captain who was initially praised for his work overseeing protesters in Ferguson. Demonstrations were peaceful under his hands-off supervision, until police released video of Brown allegedly robbing a convenience store, and protesters directed their heated questions at Johnson. Now more violence has erupted and at least one police source has turned on Johnson: "This has been a dismal failure," said the head of the St Louis County Police Association. "I think it was a cheap attempt to gain political points by putting an African American in charge."
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