The Baltimore Police Union attempted to fund $600,000 in support of the six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death.
But their efforts were ceased to a halt 40 minutes and $425 later.
Apparently our GoFundMe account has been suspended with no explanation. We are working to find a new site for donations. Thank you!— Baltimore City FOP (@FOP3) May 1, 2015
A for effort, Baltimore Police Union. GoFundMe has yet to release a statement. But upon inspecting the Terms of Service, there are a few possible violations:
- Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts
- Materials including bigotry, racism, sexism, or profanity
Needless to say, the union's Twitter page has been a firm supporter of the accused police officers as well as the police force. In an open letter to Marilyn Mosby, the union asserted that the six accused officers:
". . .at all times, each of the officers diligently balanced their obligations to protect Mr. Gray and discharge their duties to protect the public."
An invalid URL has never looked so satisfying.