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Ferguson Police Banned From Wearing 'I Am Darren Wilson' Bracelets

September 29, 2014  | 

Police in Ferguson will no longer be allowed to wear bracelets in support of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, reports NPR.

The shooting in August unleashed days of unrest on the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

In a letter released on Friday, the Justice Department says Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has agreed that his police officers and any other officers brought in to patrol Ferguson will be banned from wearing "I am Darren Wilson" bracelets.

The Justice Department said it received complaints from Ferguson residents who felt offended by the accessory.

Comments (17)

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Don @ 9/29/2014 12:36 PM

Where could we buy a bracelet?

Mike @ 9/29/2014 4:38 PM

What a CROCK... those officers should be able to wear whatever the hell they want to... OFFENDED ?? Really , of WHAT?

kevCopAz @ 9/29/2014 4:50 PM

I agree where can we ALL buy that bracelet?

Chuck @ 9/29/2014 5:03 PM

That's a crock of bull****. I saw a person with a shirt that read "If you see da police warn a brother " I'm sorry but how effing stupid. I support my brother Darren. You all be safe out there

UncleMike @ 9/29/2014 5:24 PM

Unfortunately Free Speech doesn't apply to LEO's.
Only the Liberals, and protected species, can exercise that right.

132&Bush @ 9/29/2014 5:37 PM

I am guessing "I am Mike Brown" wouldn't be a problem.

Jason @ 9/29/2014 6:43 PM

Total garbage. I will be buying one.

RonMA @ 9/29/2014 6:48 PM

The demonstrators have First Amendment rights to protest "peacefully" what about our First Amendment rights for free speech?
Would someone please,please advise where to purchase the bracelets

Captain Obvious @ 9/29/2014 8:46 PM

Please let us know how we can purchase these.

TheRookie @ 9/30/2014 12:32 AM

The scary part is that the Federal Gov't via DOJ is now telling & commanding civilian L.E. Agencies what they can & can not do. It'll get worse. Obama & Holder have openly said they do not like or trust Police Officers of any kind. Hard times to be a Law Enforcement Officer these days. I couldn't do it. I'd blow a gasket.

plato's playdough @ 9/30/2014 4:59 AM

Isn't it Ironic......don'tcha think.......

Throwing the enemy's tactics back into their face is sound strategy.

Why is one group which riots and destroys personal property encouraged to exhibit solidarity, and is granted largess, while another group which is held to high standards and expected to respond to life threatening events DISALLOWED to show its own solidarity.

Who is the one who openly seeks to divide YOU and sustain your ADVERSARY.

Look closely, and don't blink.

Boston @ 9/30/2014 5:02 AM

This is BS! Who going to tell someone to take it off the bracelet? This is a free country. The people form Ferguson who feel offended. Tough S**T!

Chief Tom Holland @ 9/30/2014 7:15 AM

I feel offended by Obama and Holder. Can they be banned?

Joe @ 9/30/2014 8:12 AM

My only question would be..........Are they going to also BAN all the protest, support, justice for, etc signs. I AM CERTAIN the LEO still working this area are significantly offended by these!!!!

Tom Ret @ 9/30/2014 9:32 AM

We need a t shirt with a picture of Brown in the commission of robbing the store with the caption- Holder's Dept of Justice Hug a Thug Program

Sue @ 9/30/2014 4:57 PM

The perfect accessory for a UNIFORM don't you think? No, I see no reason why residents subject to police aggression would be upset to see them wearing one of these -- or why the department would see it as strategic/deescalating to tell officers to remove them. Also, are we surprised that there's no mention that half of the NPR story is about officers not wearing their name badges?

132&Bush @ 10/2/2014 8:24 PM

Change the message to "Support Law and Order" let them try and band that.

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