Mike Brown’s Mother To Run For City Council In Ferguson
Michael Brown’s tragic death at the hands of Ferguson police still runs pretty deep in our hearts. The fatal events, however, have inspired Mike’s mom to make a charge in the community which may help prevent other parents from feeling the deep pain of losing their children.
According to reports, Lesley McSpadden is running for City Council of the Missouri suburb against incumbent Keith Kallstrom and Fran Griffin — both of whom have been active in Ferguson politics for years. McSpadden, who has been front and center of several movements including the Black Lives Matter Movement, told the Associated Press that police accountability will be her top priority if she wins.
“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. 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.”
Although she has a lot of naysayers, including LaTasha Brown, president of the Southeast Ferguson Neighborhood Association — Lesley feels she’s the best person for the job.
“I wanted to come back to a place that caused me so much pain and did me so wrong, and to do something right.”
If she wins, the position would give her a role in overseeing the very police department whose officer killed her son. Be sure to get out and vote, yall.