Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown is running for City Council in Ferguson Missouri. One of three candidates running in Ferguson’s 3rd Ward. If she wins, she would have oversight over the department connected with her son’s death.
Michael Brown is the young man whose death caused civil unrest in Ferguson Missouri, over the controversial statement, “Hands up, Don’t shoot!” Which later exonerated the officer Darren Wilson, due to a preponderance of the evidence that the shooting was legitimate. And that Brown had charged at officer Wilson in a menacing manner. The DNA and forensic evidence proved Wilson’s account of the incidents.
The incidents in Ferguson led to months of civil unrest as well as peaceful protests. Many people came forward to claim that Brown had his hands up and was begging Wilson not to shoot him. However, after being questioned by the FBI, those witnesses were later found to be fabricating testimony based on what the media was claiming.
In a statement made to the Associated Press, McSpadden claimed, “I wanted to go back and do something right in a place that did something so very wrong to my son, and I think that’s what my son would want as well.”
Despite being new to politics, McSpadden has been at the front of the Black Lives Matter Movement and claims that she wants the police to work harder to protect and serve.