September 24, 2014 9:12 pm -

The wristbands showed up at a demonstration for Michael Brown Tuesday night.


Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson acknowledged the bracelets during a press conference on Wednesday. “I think that was not a statement of law enforcement. I think wearing that was an individual statement,” Johnson said.

Johnson said he would speak to the agencies of the officers who wore the bracelets, but did not specify which departments they were.[su_csky_ad]

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28 responses to Ferguson Police Wearing ‘I Am Darren Wilson Wristbands’

  1. crc3 September 24th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    “I think that was not a statement of law enforcement. I think wearing that was an individual statement,”

    That’s total BS. The entire Ferguson police department is corrupt and those wrist bands prove it. Wilson will get off totally or at most with a very light sentence. Pigs!

    • tracey marie September 24th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      cops are not allowed to wear or carry or show personal views especially about a case

      • crc3 September 24th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

        Apparently these cops are allowed to wear the bands or kill anyone they please. Especially if the victims are black…

        • tracey marie September 24th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

          because they are white and this is ferguson. some horrible people are making even more horrible decisions while the situation is still painful. Just pouring gasoline on a smouldering fire

  2. whatthe46 September 24th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    they need to be fired! stop making excuses. that statement just was as loud as it could possibly be and that is “Michael Brown’s” life didn’t matter.

  3. NW10 September 24th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    This proves that police officers are like packaged doughnuts: they all stick together.

    • Skydog2 September 25th, 2014 at 4:05 am

      OMG, union members sticking up for fellow union members, oh the humanity!!!!!

      • Anomaly 100 September 25th, 2014 at 6:11 am

        I really hope that one of your kids is never shot down by a police officer in cold blood. But, if something that horrific happens, we’ll have your back and support you.

  4. uzza September 24th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Well, these armbands are a lot easier to wash than the old sheets and hoods.

    • StoneyCurtisll September 24th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      High Five~!

  5. Guy Lauten September 24th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Chief Johnson will remind the officers that it’s best for the Department if everybody just forgets about this whole thing. They are playing a stall game, hoping attention will turn away to feed the short-attention-span great unwashed. I think this one is just a bit too heinous to be forgotten so easily, Chief. The Blue Line is in serious trouble on this one.

  6. Jake September 24th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Surely this is a way to stop them being identified when they shoot more black children. Its nothing but fakery. They should be fired and their pensions cut off.

  7. Rusty Shackleford September 24th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Hmmmm…where are all the apologists demanding that the police “wait for the evidence to come in” or “see what the court says?” Strangely absent. Surely Darren Wilson was “no angel,” right?

    Or does that transparent rhetoric only apply to marginalized groups speaking out against their oppressors?

    • Kick Frenzy September 24th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Sure, the same applies… but it’s not the same situation.

      One was a cop fatally shooting a young man.

      The other is the other cops wearing support for that cop in the community where that fatal shooting occurred.
      Not only that though, they were worn at a demonstration for that dead community member.

      It was a stupid move at best, as a purposeful instigator and cruel “in your face” message at worst.

      • Stan Black September 26th, 2014 at 10:50 am

        I assume the worst meaning when it comes to the cowardly and cruel Ferguson PD / State police.

        • Kick Frenzy September 26th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

          It certainly wouldn’t surprise me.

    • Skydog2 September 25th, 2014 at 4:04 am

      These cops aren’t rioting and looting, they’re only wearing a wristband. Big difference.

      • Anomaly 100 September 25th, 2014 at 6:09 am

        Of course you’d defend them.

      • mea_mark September 25th, 2014 at 9:22 am

        Yeah, they are just trying to instigate more rioting and looting by stirring things up. Nothing like trying to piss off the pissed.

      • Rusty Shackleford September 25th, 2014 at 9:37 am

        The protestors aren’t teargassing the cops or murdering unarmed officers. Big difference. Weird how you think violence is only justified when the police do it, and by weird I mean depressingly predictable.

  8. StoneyCurtisll September 24th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    The Ferguson police department needs to be put under state control..(and board of commissioners headed by the governor)..

    Just like the Kansas City Missouri police department was put under state control back in the 1930’s.. (my home town)

    At that time it was one of the most corrupt police departments in America.. (when Mayor “boss” Tom Pendergast ran the city and the police department)..

    Now the governor sets policy, makes promotions, holds both closed and open meetings and coordinates with the Chief of Police in providing police services to the citizens.
    it’s no longer a local police force since the 1930’s..
    The same should apply to Furguson MO, police..(imo)

    • tracey marie September 24th, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Jenning, just an hour north was shut down for violent racism. Wilson was hired by ferguson rather quickly

      • StoneyCurtisll September 24th, 2014 at 10:56 pm

        I had read about that…yes.

    • tiredoftea September 24th, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      This was the MO. State Police, not the sterling Ferguson squad of enlightened law officers. Johnson was the guy who calmed things down after the first couple of days of unrest. He sure got suckered here.

      • StoneyCurtisll September 26th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

        What I understand from reading the article was that some local police units were the ones wearing the arm bands…
        In either case, I find it unacceptable..:)

  9. raincheck September 25th, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Isn’t that something you do to show support for the “VICTIM”?
    What a disgraceful thing to do… But isn’t “disgraceful” a place where they operate from?

  10. Douglas Johnson September 25th, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Title18 Section 241
    If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate
    any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District
    in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the
    Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
    If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or
    hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured – They shall be fined under this title
    or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this
    section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit
    aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or
    for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
    Watching this video police versus citizens
    Upon examination the law of intimidation is being broken .
    Who broke this law?

  11. No name September 26th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Where can we get our own wrist band to support Darren Wilson