Brown family to go to the UN to present case of police terrorism in the USA

11-8-2014 2-22-39 PM

Parents of Michael Brown to join other activist at the United Nations.

Atlanta Black Star reports that the parents of Michael Brown, the teen victim of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson in Missouri, are going to speak at the United Nations human rights conference next week in Geneva, Switzerland.

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden will be attending the 53rd Session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva on Nov. 12 and 13. The two plan to leave on November 10th.

Brown and McSpadden have made many appearances speaking out against police brutality since the shooting of their son by officer Darren Wilson.

Police have tried to prove that the August 9th shooting was justified because Mike Brown was trying to go for Wilson’s gun. Witnesses have come forward to say that Brown not only made no move for the officer’s gun, but had his hands up in a form of surrender when he was shot multiple times.

The witnesses accounts of Brown being unarmed and non confrontational spurred racial debates and protests around the country.

On the website dedicated to the trip (fergusontogeneva.org), a spokesperson for the family stated that the Browns wanted to take their case in front of a “global community.” Read more…


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