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Warning: Many of these tweets contain offense language.
Immediately after the grand jury released its decision to not indict Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown, the Boston Red Sox’s official Twitter account sent out, and then immediately deleted, the following message:
Surveying Twitter, this is basically the only way to sum it up:
It’s the worst world in the world here tonight
– Will Eno
Y’all know that Darren Wilson finna get off for killing Mike Brown? Or ya too busy watching Love & Hip Hop?
— Sam B.A.M. (@47Degrees_Cole) November 25, 2014
After prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch blamed the media in his preamble to announcing the verdict:
The news cycle is to blame, therefore allow me to grandstand for the camera for half an hour.
— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) November 25, 2014
Chants of “NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today” do, however, catch on.
— Danielle Tcholakian (@danielleiat) November 25, 2014
Shortly after the grand jury announced its intention not to indict Wilson, President Obama gave a speech about it. The comments along the right side of the screen show why there is no hope for America:
In reference to the online crowdfunding campaigns that raised nearly half a million dollars for Wilson:
Happy holidays, everyone.
Photo by Loavesofbread/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Aaron Sankin is a former Senior Staff Writer at the Daily Dot who covered the intersection of politics, technology, online privacy, Twitter bots, and the role of dank memes in popular culture. He lives in Seattle, Washington. He joined the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2016.