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Over $200,000 raised in crowdfunding to support Ferguson police officer

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Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, MO. AP photo Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, MO. AP photo
(NBC News) - A crowdfunding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page.

Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning, but the page is also littered with negative comments about the officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. And despite complaints to remove the page, GoFundMe responded early Friday on Twitter saying the "comments posted in violation of GoFundMe's terms have been removed."

According to the page, it was "created to support Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department. We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time in their lives. All proceeds will be sent directly to Darren Wilson and his family for any financial needs they may have including legal fees."



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