125 people attended a Ferguson rally yesterday in support of Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Mike Brown earlier this month. 124 were white and one was black.
Meet 44-year-old Martin Baker, a consultant and former Republican congressional primary candidate who thinks Mike Brown had a “criminalistic bent” and that protesters only want to “see more crime” in Ferguson.
Martin Baker became a Twitter target as the only African-American to support Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown. There were about 125 people in attendance at a pro-Wilson protest and 124 of them were white. Then there was Baker, Guardian reporter Jon Swaine tweeted.
He was one of the people who bought a dark blue shirt with a police-style badge that said: “Officer Darren Wilson — I stand by you,” the Guardian reported.
“People are too quick to play the race card,” Baker, 44, told the British newspaper. “Lawlessness knows no color.”
He said the demonstrators in Ferguson “want to see more crime, they want to see things get disrespectful. And there are some of us who refuse to allow it to happen.” He also accused Brown of having a “criminalistic bent” after police revealed the teen allegedly stole cigars before he was killed.
Upon hearing of his presence at the rally and his head-scratching comments, social media tore Baker a new a**hole, calling him everything from an “Uncle Tom” to comparing him to Boondocks‘ Uncle Ruckus and Chapelle Show’s Clayton Bigsby. Yeah, he’s definitely not the most liked guy right now.