Is the KKK in Ferguson, Missouri? The pastor of Michael Brown, Sr.’s church believes that may be true. The church was one of several buildings burned to the ground following the rioting in Ferguson following the grand jury’s decision not to prosecute Darren Wilson, the cop who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. In fact, Pastor Carlton Lee told NBC News that he believes white supremacists burned his church to the ground in order to “punish him for his support of the Brown family.”
The online ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous dumped lots of personal information online allegedly belonging to members of the KKK. This is just part of the group’s campaign against the white supremacists who threatened to use lethal force against protesters following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Anonymous also claims to have taken over the @KuKluxKlanUSA Twitter account.
Anonymous continues to post via Twitter, insisting that there are members of the KKK in Ferguson. They believe that those supporting Darren Wilson are in fact Ku Klux Klan members. They have accused members of the Ferguson Police Department of having KKK ties.
— Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) November 27, 2014
Anonymous released a YouTube video this week detailing its allegations about the KKK in Ferguson. The proof is currently questionable. It is made up mostly of sources and photos of KKK members at a rally for Darren Wilson. The video indicates, however, that the group will continue to search for confirmed connections.
Do you think the KKK is in Ferguson, Missouri? Is there way more going on there in the Michael Brown case than meets the eye–or the lens of network news?
Do you believe there is a KKK connection to the Ferguson, Missouri police department?