Anonymous claims, through their hacking of the Ku Klux Klan’s Twitter account and other Klan “properties,” that they have uncovered concrete ties between Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown over 100 days ago.
As the world has awaited a decision from the primarily Caucasian Grand Jury on the fate of the embattled officer, the New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, along with a group called Support Darren Wilson has been raising money for Wilson to reward him for doing “his job against the negro criminal.”
Frank Ancona, Imperial Wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, disagreed with the initial fundraising efforts, saying that the group of Klanners raising money for Officer Wilson was a fringe group. In August, Ancona said that “maybe” his group would do something to assist Wilson.
Ancona’s reticence seems to have been disingenuous, however. When the hactivist collective de-hooded the merry band of Klansmen after the KKK promised “lethal force” against peaceful Ferguson protesters, someone noticed Ancona and two other confirmed members of the Klan at a rally for Darren Wilson sponsored by the other major group collecting funds.
The mantra of the “Support Darren Wilson” crowd is simple: I am Darren Wilson. We Are Darren Wilson. After the famed “de-hooding,” Ancona adopted that motto on his Facebook profile.
Anonymous promised in a statement on Monday that the hacked Twitter account had produced much usable information, and said that they would investigate and make the facts available once they are confirmed — and they have begun to tease what has been uncovered.
“Anon Cop Watch,” an account associated with the hacktivists tweeted, “After studying leaked documents, I am confident I can link Darren Wilson directly to the Ancona family.”
The poster continued, promising that the information on Wilson’s “KKK ties” would be released after the hackers “see how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
And, of course, this promise to thoroughly investigate:
If this is true, it certainly explains the Klan’s presence at rallies in support of Wilson, and Klan groups’ insistence on making Wilson rich to thank him for tragically taking a young life.
In the mean time, let’s take a moment to gasp in shock that Ancona is a Tea Party and gun-obsessed “Christian” “Patriot” who loves him some Darren Wilson, the Oath Keepers, and the NRA. Here are his Facebook likes: