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Michael Brown’s Mom Is Running For Office Because Her Son Was “Done Wrong”



It’s been a while, but Michael Brown — the young man who was shot and killed while attempting to attack a Ferguson, MO police officer — is back in the news. This time, Lesley McSpadden — Brown’s mother — has decided that in order to fight back against her perceived injustice toward her son by the police, that she’ll be running for Ferguson city council.

McSpadden has been a front-line warrior for the Black Lives Matter organization — a group that often marches and chants anti-cop rhetoric like “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.” She’s also been on stage at the Democractic National Convention and helped campaign locally for failed 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

NBC News reports:

Michael Brown’s mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son’s death, if voters in Ferguson, Missouri, elect her to the City Council.

Lesley McSpadden, 39, is among three candidates running in Ferguson’s 3rd Ward on Tuesday. She faces incumbent Keith Kallstrom and Fran Griffin, who has been active on several Ferguson boards.

Brown, a black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by white Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014, touching off months of protests and violence. Wilson claimed he was forced to shoot when the unarmed Brown came at him menacingly after attacking the officer during a street confrontation. A St. Louis County grand jury’s November 2014 decision not to indict Wilson sparked renewed unrest.

“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,” McSpadden said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Police accountability will be a top priority if she’s elected, McSpadden said.

“I think they should work much harder to prove that they are there to protect and serve, because no one believed that in August 2014 and people are still skeptical,” she said.

Do you think McSpadden will win a seat on Ferguson’s city council? Sound off in the comments and let us know!



  1. Pam

    April 2, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    She failed her son..he was a thug who harassed stole assaulted others this time he met his match. Thank God for the officer defending himself. Officers lives matter much more than punks with no respect for the law..

  2. Linda Barra

    April 6, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    I believe she’s there for revenge not to serve the people of the community she would be a liability versus an asset to the community. It’s so sad that her son is dead but maybe if you wouldn’t of tried to assault the police officer he would still be here today we must all learn to respect law enforcement. Do not elect a person that wants to cause revenge elect the person that cares about the American people their community and for the better good.

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