Michael Brown’s Mother Is Running For Office In Ferguson

Lezley McSpadden, mother of slain teen Michael Brown, announced recently that she plans to run for city council in Ferguson, Missouri. McSpadden made the announcement just steps away from where she found her 18-year-old son, Michael Brown, dead after being shot and killed by an officer in 2014.

Brown’s death sparked national protests and helped to launch the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Almost four years ago to this day, I ran down this very street, and my son was covered in a sheet. It broke me, you know. It brought me down to my knees and made me feel crippled, as if I could do nothing else anymore,” McSpadden said during a news conference.
“I learned to walk again,” she said, “and this is one of my first steps.”
CNN reports McSpadden promises that if elected she would focus on community policing, economic equality and access to health care for all of Ferguson’s young children. She’d also work to rebuild the relationship between the police and residents of the St. Louis-area city of about 20,000 people, nearly two-thirds of them African-American.

“I’m not going to give up, and when I’m elected, I will be the people’s voice — and not just the people’s choice,” she said.



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