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GoFundMe yanks online fundraiser for Baltimore cops in Freddie Gray case

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  1. Jedi Knight

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    Black President

    Black Attorney General

    Black Mayor

    Black Police chief

    Black Prosecuting attorney

    With special guest appearance by Elijah Cummings and Al Sharpton.......... Lynch mob all black? Racist!
     
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    I have your back Jedi. There are more reverse racists on the board then I imagined.

    This thing with the anarchist blacks is only going to hurt them in the end. They think they are FINALLY getting justice, but in truth, all the goodwill that's been built over the years between black America and the rest of us, is eroding away with each protest and riot. They are driving a wedge between us and them, and it will take years to earn that which they are throwing away for racist anger, to get back.
     
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    Private businesses decide their own guidelines. From the article:

    GoFundMe said the donations page for the officers violated its ban on fundraising in defense of “formal charges, or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful or discriminatory acts.”

    GoFundMe spokeswoman Kelsea Little explained to the Baltimore Sun that the website cannot be used to benefit those who are charged with serious violations of the law.

    “The campaign clearly stated that the money raised would be used to assist the officers with their legal fees, which is a direct violation of GoFundMe’s terms,” Little told the paper.
     
  5. Jedi Knight

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    Sad but true!
     
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    Even if they might be innocent?
     
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    "But not all the contributions were going to be used to cover legal costs"

    "The police union said on the fundraising page that the money being raised would be used to assist the six suspended officers with their living expenses, as well as to help defray legal expenses."
     
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    What is a "reverse racist"?
     
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    Everybody is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Do you expect GoFund to determine someone's legal status?
     
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    Not this time. Not in this city. The trial will have to be moved.

    As for the funding website, their rules have been in effect for a long time.

    The police union will have to find another fund raising venue. Won't be difficult.

    They'll raise a ton of money.
     
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    I'd almost get the impression that this Godly motley crew would want Go Fund Me to provide a service even if they don't want to.

    Maybe they need to explain that their services are like a baking a wedding cake...
     
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    No, they want the power of big government to overstep its bounds on their pet issues and stay in check on issues they don't like. Thus, they want the government to force people to speak English and compel GoFundMe to collect money for cops who have been charged with crimes.
     
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    Now you stop trying to make sense on here. :laugh:
     
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    Conservatives are not demanding that others speak English - only that for official Government business - English should be required.
    Just checked IRS.COM - no provisions for the webpage in any language other than English.
    But when applying for food stamps - many languages are available.

    GFM is a private business - and should be allowed to have any rules they desire. However, I was just looking at their home page - and unless I missed it - there are no rules about what you may request funds
     
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    Bakeries also don't say on their web pages that you can't have two lil men on top of your wedding cake.
     
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