There is an actual Facebook group Support Darren Wilson

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In case you need to figure out who to unfriend on Facebook.

This is why people hate police and the blue line. Every time you [FOP/PD/LEO and families/friends] think you are supporting you are making it worse. How can you not see that protecting a member that has done something wrong further alienates the community you claim to serve which results increases violence towards police?

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I never understand why you wouldn't want to distance yourself from someone who does something wrong. Instead you embrace them and go on racist rants about it.

All of this is just embarrassing.

PD support day?

I was just invited to a Facebook invite to wear blue September 1 in support of police.

This is a problem with PD/LEO and family/friends of PD/LEO. They confuse criticism of a historically racist and overall flawed system with personal attacks. Sure there are a few people out there that show up at demonstrations that hate all PD/LEO but that comes with the uniform. It can be upsetting to see but we need to remember that uniform signifies a historically racist and corrupt system that silences criticism with violence.

Since we get defensive about this legitimate criticism nothing changes. We ignore the racism and talk about how there are good cops or our husband/brother/friend is a good cop (I've been guilty of this). The problem isn't your husband/brother/friend. The problem is the system and until we acknowledge and address the history of racism and corruption in all police departments and how it is still a problem nothing will change.

I will not be wearing blue September 1.

[I apologize if I didn't go into depth on anything in particular. I was hoping for brief and succinct post on how I've been feeling the past week but I'm trying not to come off as "but what about me."]