Crowdfunding campaigns set up in defence of officer who shot Walter Scott

Global News

WATCH: A South Carolina police officer is facing a murder charge, after he was captured on video fatally shooting a man in the back. The officer is white, the man who was shot was black. Omar Villafranca reports. (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised) 

TORONTO – At least two crowdfunding campaigns popped up overnight on Tuesday within hours of South Carolina police officer Michael Slager being charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott.

The first crowdfunding campaign was set up on Gofundme.com but was promptly taken down.

This is what appears after the crowdfunding campaign in support of Michael Slager This is what appears after the crowdfunding campaign in support of Michael Slager

A spokesperson for Gofundme.com said the fundraiser was taken down because it violated the site’s Terms and Conditions. The spokesperson, citing privacy, wouldn’t say which part of the terms the campaign violated but the site does prohibit “campaigns in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or…

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