Riots in Ferguson have reportedly subsided on Friday night as the streets remained calm. Not only was there finally a period of peace, but $235,000 was raised for Officer Darren Wilson. Check it out…
FERGUSON, Mo. — As calm remained Friday on the streets where Michael Brown’s death brought angry protests, fundraising for the officer who killed the teen ended after more than $235,000 was collected.
A crowdfunding page created for Darren Wilson raised $235,010 from 5,902 people before organizers stopped accepting donations Friday after reaching their goal in four days.
“We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time in their lives,” the page on the gofundme site said. “All proceeds will be sent directly to Darren Wilson and his family for any financial needs they may have including legal fees.”
On the streets of Ferguson, a collective anger that exploded into almost two weeks of protests and riots gave way to a more tranquil environment. On Friday morning, the town of 21,000 seemed to have some of its bustle back.
Traffic moved briskly along West Florissant Avenue, site of the protests that have unfolded here. Businesses opened and people patronized them. The police remained, but mostly keeping a low profile, sitting in patrol cars off the street.
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