|Michael Brown, Sr. and Leslie McSpadden, Parents of Michael Brown, Jr.|
Michael Brown MEMORIAL Fund Q&A on their Go Fund Me page as of August 31, 2014:
Commmonly asked questions:
1. Who you are: Adner Marcelin, Assistant to Attorneys Benjamin L. Crump, Esq. & Anthony D. Gray (Brown Family Attorneys)
2. Where you're from? (Tallahassee, FL)
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for? (Family Lawyers)
4. How the funds will be spent? The funds collected here will be used by the Brown family to cover funeral and burial expenses, travel and living expenses of the parents as they seek justice for their son, Michael Brown, Jr.
5. How you intend to get the funds to those in need? All funds collected on this website will be withdrawn to the Brown Memorial Fund established by the parents of Michael Brown. Anyone with further questions may contact their law office at 1(877) 529-9529.
Notes on Answers 1 &3The Go Fund Me page is run by Adner Marcelin, Law Clerk & Public Relations Manager. This is our first tie to Benjamin Crump/Trayvon Martin. The following, as Crump likes to say, "connects the dots" between Adner Marcelin, Law Clerk, PR Executive, and Crump/Trayvon/Michael Brown:
“As students we are in shock and outraged over this. Trayvon Martin did not deserve to be shot. The 911 tapes don’t lie. George Zimmerman should be held accountable,” law student Adner Marcelin, 24, told The Final Call, March 20, 2014.
Mr. Marcelin heads the Student Coalition for Justice that is headquartered in Tallahassee. It includes a network of at least 7,000 students within the U.S. and parts of Canada." “According to the family and friends who knew Trayvon Martin, it would have been out of character for him to attack anyone. George Zimmerman aggravated the situation and took the life of an innocent child who had a bag of Skittles,” said Mr. Marcelin.The Justice for Trayvon Martin Coalition
Trayvon Martin Coalition Exec Board; Adner Marcelin, Kevin Cunningham, Djuan Wash
*Aside: Kevin Cunningham was said to have been the Howard law student who started the Trayvon Martin petition that gathered over 2 million signatures. (Facebook page for this group)
Marcelin also founded the Justice for Trayvon Martin Facebook Group
Adner Marcelin Twitter
Adner Marcelin Personal Facebook
Mr. Marcelin tries to evoke sympathy on 8/18 by stating someone had "hacked" their gofundme account and therefore people should donate. As the trolls and the valley girls like to say..."mmmmk".
#4 - The funds are going toward paying funeral expenses...
As of 8/31/2014, and days after the funeral, the Go Fund me page is still up... $313,919
The Hip-Hop Community has pitched in donations and a song to benefit the Michael Brown Memorial Fund
The largest hip-hop gesture for Brown, who was an aspiring rapper, came Wednesday when the Game released the song "Don't Shoot," in which he's joined by all-stars like Diddy, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz, among others. Sales from the song will benefit the Mike Brown Memorial Fund on GoFundMe, which has raised nearly $300,000 in two weeks."Will benefit" means none of the $300,00 raised came from the Game's song or fundraiser. Here is a song by the Game, the rapper the parents are accepting money from:
Reload, by The Game
You got something to say you better jump in my faceKeep in mind Michael Brown was shot six times...regardless of the outcome of the investigation Mrs. McSpadden, come on...tell him to shove the money, he advocates violence and he's a career criminal.
Got something to hide you're scared as shit and should die
You say it's time to collect I'll kick your ass and eject
Time to settle the score, throw your ass through the door
You wanna lie like a dog you're gonna wake up with fleas
Inside a world full of shit you're still an asshole to me
Then there's the ever-present connection to Russel Simmons. Mr. Simmons was fast besties with Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old shot and killed after he assaulted a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida. Kimora Simmons is the ex-wife of Hip-Hop mogul, Russel Simmons. Kimora actually started the Go Fund Me page for the Michael Brown Memorial Fund, not the family, as is stated under the Q&A section of the donations page.
Kimora Simmons offers to pay for Michael Brown's Funeral, that was taken care of so, instead, she started the Go Fund Me donation page. "The page was set up not even 24 hours ago and has $44,000 waiting for the Brown family." (link)
If u dont have money, any word of condolence or luv helps 2! Brown Family at 240 N. Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Attn: Brown Memorial
— Kimora Lee Simmons (@OfficialKimora) August 15, 2014
@OfficialKimora His mom's job, @StraubsMarkets, is also accepting donations and notes/cards. http://t.co/s4XNYJHRAp#5: The address in Kimora's tweet, 240 North Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, FL, is the address of Benjamin Crump's office...the Brown family attorney.
— Ashlee Roberts (@mskaye1) August 15, 2014
So not only do they have the Go Fund Me page to receive donations, they are receiving money at their lawyer's office and at the grocery store where Michael Brown's mother works. There are likely donations being collected at churches all around the Country, very common in these cases.
Followers of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case will remember that Sybrina Martin was gifted with over $45,000 vacation earnings from her co-workers when Trayvon was killed. Sybrina also applied and was approved for money from a fund set up for "victims" funerals (Attorney General Pam Bondi approved). Sybrina also trademarked Trayvon's name three weeks after he was killed. Either she is the most financially savvy grieving mother on the planet, or she was being assisted in covering all her profit options by someone else. Wanna guess?
There are countless shady connections to any case Crump signs onto, this one is no different, but for now, this is all I have time for. Stay tuned!