Or maybe the century.
I guess it might be a parody.
I hope it’s a parody.
UPDATE (MAY 3): I have been convinced that this post went too far. Asking for support for Slager’s defense cannot be unethical: Slager has a right to a defense, and the best one available. My thoughts on that issue, in relation to the Freddie Gray cops, are here. I still think it is obvious that the individual who posted the appeal is doing so for unethical reasons, and is likely a racist, an apologist for a bad cop, and an idiot. But the appeal itself is not unethical, hence the website was not unethical to post it.
On Indiegogo, a competitor of GoFundMe, some deranged individuals have actually—can I be really writing this?—put up a website seeking funds to defend Michael T. Slager, who is, on the video above, shooting Walter Scott in the back as he fled, apparently executing him with multiple shots, handcuffing his motionless body, and then planting a stun gun beside him. Slager deserves a fair trial and will get one, but anyone whose immediate reaction to seeing the horrific video is sympathy for this killer cop needs psychiatric treatment, and quickly.
The text of the appeal is similarly jaw-dropping:
We’re campaigning to show our Support for Officer Michael T. Slager!
Why in the world would anyone want to support a man who has committed a murder and fanned the flames of distrust and racial discord in the process?
We believe in all of our LEOs and want to publicly support them!
Do you believe in video technology? Do you even support murderous law enforcement officers?Apparently so.
Although he may have made mis-steps in judgement he was protecting the community.
Calling shooting an unarmed fleeing man a misstep in judgement is like calling Jeffrey Daumer a bad chef. A white officer hooting a defenseless and fleeing black man endangers the community, by straining the bonds of trust that hold it together.
Michael is a former Coast Guardsman with two stepchildren and a wife who is expecting a child, served for more than five years with the department without being disciplined.
So what? Does this any of this earn him special immunity from the requirements of decency, justice, and respect for human life?
Please help in any way you can.
Why? Why should anyone want anything other than for this disgrace of a cop to be tried, convicted, and locked up for the rest of his life?
He has served five years with the department without being disciplined.
Oh. Well, that changes everything! He should be able to shoot anyone he decides to shoot, then.
Eight people have contributed to this nauseating appeal.