GoFundMe took down a fundraiser page made for Darrell Brooks Jr, who is a suspect in the Waukesha massacre.
According to the news, Darrell Brooks Jr. has been charged for first-degree intentional homicide at the Christmas parade massacre that took place in Waukesha,
A GoFundMe page was created for the suspect in an effort to raise the bail money which was $5 million set by the Waukesha Court Commissioner Kevin M. Costello.
According to the reports, Darrell Brooks Jr. allegedly sped over a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin which resulted in 6 people dead and dozens wounded.
A spokesperson for the fundraising website, GoFundMe confirmed that the particular fundraiser has been removed from the social platform as it is not in accordance with the terms of service of GoFundMe.
“Fundraisers with misuse are very rare, and we take all complaints very seriously. Our team works with law enforcement to report issues and assists them in any investigations they deem necessary,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson also stated that the organizer who initiated the funding page for Darrell Brooks has been banned from the platform for any kind of future activity.
The fundraiser creation was first reported by Law Enforcement Today.
GoFundMe has already been under the knife after the recent verdict of the Kyle Rittenhouse case. After the acquittal of Rittenhouse, GoFundMe announced that as he has been released from a violent crime, funds can be raised for him through their platform. Previously, any kind of fundraiser for the legal defense arrears of Rittenhouse was prohibited on the platform.
“If someone is acquitted of those charges, as Rittenhouse was today, a fundraiser started subsequently for their legal defense and other expenses would not violate this policy,” said the statement. “A fundraiser to pay lawyers, cover legal expenses or to help with ongoing living expenses for a person acquitted of those charges could remain active as long as we determine it is not in violation of any of our other terms and, for example, the purpose is clearly stated and the correct beneficiary is added to the fundraiser.”