On Wednesday, a video of an alleged Ferguson, Missouri officer wearing an “I am Darren Wilson” bracelet in support of the officer who fatally wounded an 18-year-old unarmed black teen surfaced online.

The picture was posted to the MediaBlackOutUsa Instagram account. 

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Missouri Highway Patrolman Capt. Ron Johnson confirmed the bracelets are real, but insists they are not a reflection of Ferguson’s police department.

Johnson says the officers who wear the bracelets are more of a personal statement.  The photos surfaced just one day after a memorial dedicated to the memory of Michael Brown.

A Facebook page in support of Darren Wilson, has close to 80,000 likes. A GoFundMe page for the officer has reached $500,000.

It seems like these bracelets only fuel tensions that already exist between police and citizens.

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