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Michael Brown’s Mother Running for Ferguson City Council

Lesley McSpadden announced this week that she is running for City Council in Ferguson, MO’s 3rd Ward; a position that would allow her to have oversight over the police department that was involved in the 2014 shooting of her son, Michael Brown. “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 this morning. Police accountability will be McSpadden’s top priority if elected to City Council. “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,” McSpadden announced. She moved from a neighboring community to Ferguson’s 3rd Ward a year ago in preparation for her run. She said that she “wanted to go back and do something 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 wants to see the police engaging with the community, especially the youth, and building stronger relationships “not just when something bad happens […]

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