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Michael Brown's Parents Speak Out After Officer Darren Wilson's Interview, Call His Account 'Disrespectful'

Michael Brown's Parents Speak Out After Officer Darren Wilson's Interview, Call His Account 'Disrespectful'

Michael Brown‘s parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., appeared on the Today show this morning after Officer Darren Wilson made his case last night and defended his actions after shooting their son over the summer.

Michael Sr. called Darren Wilson’s account “crazy” and “disrespectful,” and added, “For one, my son, he respected law enforcement. Two, who in their right mind would rush or charge at a police officer that has his gun drawn?”

The family attorney, who joined his parents at the interview, said, “When you have people of color be killed, they try to demonize and play the stereotypes, and they try to put the police officer who killed our children on a pedestal. It’s just not right and we have to fix this system.”

Michael‘s parents have called for peaceful protest after the grand jury made the decision not to indict the officer in the shooting of their son on August 9.

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  • Anastatia Bagans

    Shut up already. Nice job raising your son that was a thug with no respect for authority. Then you wonder why they get killed. Please.

  • emmafabulous

    He would still be alive , if he do not rob a store, hit and push the store clerk and would walk in the middle of the street,he tried to take the cop gun away from the cop. he had a bad attitude and he was looking for trouble and he got it.

  • Arrow 12

    Didn’t he just rob a store? How is that respectful. Total Thug

  • Pretty Little Mars

    You guys can’t be serious…. He stole like 5 cigars, yes it’s illegal but last time I checked, shoplifting doesn’t result in the death penalty… This whole process was so shady it’s not even funny, the police left his body lying on the road for FOUR HOURS so they can get their lies together, numerous witnesses saw different than what Darren Wilson claims. His whole testimony was ridiculous and dehumanizing, Mike Brown didn’t deserve to get his life taken away from him, he was just a kid. AND JUST A REMINDER there are numerous MASS MURDERERS (white boys i.e. Aurora shooter) who surrendered and while ARMED and were taken away unharmed. Smh.

  • VanityInsecurity

    This is sad, but the grand jury looks at the physical evidence of Brown’s body & takes the witness statements that show a connection with that to see what actually happened. Wilson’s statement to what happened didn’t conflict with the physical evidence. It’s why he was exonerated. The other statements really don’t count because some people see things in the moment that don’t really happen. Its called shock.

    The biggest thing for me is that a young mans life didn’t have to be taken, if he just wasn’t committing a crime & if only the cop had a taser on him & use that instead of a gun.
    Sad that someone had to die for such a ridiculous thing.

  • Kyle Andrews

    Strong armed robbery is a felony not shoplifting. Why do these people keep lying?! Dorian Johnson LIED. We can’t trust any of these lowlife scum. Enough already. Brown reached inside a police car went for officers gun got himself killed. Accept the truth and change for the better. Losers.

  • dave

    I suppose your son did not push around the guy in the liquor store either.

  • DERPY!

    WHY IS THIS ON A CELEBRITY NEWS SITE?!?

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    The stepfather screaming “burn this m-f-er down!! burn it to the ground!!” is NOT “calling for peaceful protesting. The fact is, the kid was a thug who was caught on camera robbing a store and physically abusing the employee there. He was a huge guy, Mike Brown. The media keeps referring to him as a “teenager” in order to manipulate the emotions of the public, but the fact is Mike Brown was an ADULT under the law, and at 6’4″ and almost 300 pounds he was certainly someone to fear.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Mike Brown REACHED INTO THE POLICE CAR AND TRIED TO TAKE WILSON’S GUN. What is it about that that’s so hard to understand? Plus, Mike Brown was 6’4″ and 300 pounds. You don’t tase a man like that if he’s trying to get your gun.

  • nn

    SO sick of the race card always being played. He was a criminal and asking for trouble and Wilson was doing his job.

  • Tia

    He did not deserve to die that way Life is so precious. The officer should have been persecuted, how could you have shot the young man over 4 times. He is a killer even a shot in the leg would have been enough. Wilson is a stone cold Killer. But God will deal with him. He will be punished in due season. RIP Mike Brown.

  • smmy33

    My blood pressure hit the roof after the 2 minute mark.
    You lying, two-bit, poor excuse of a Mother. While you are making money on TV, some of the people in Ferguson will have difficulty celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas thanks to your crying, screaming and otherwise asinine behavior.
    Business owners are holding their head in their hands, their dreams burned to the ground while you drone on and on about your thug of a son being a victim and bashing an officer in which you have had no personal relationship. Mind readers have no standing in the arena of public opinion.
    You haven’t even selected a memorial stone for your son’s grave at present. Wassa matter — ashamed of him?
    Get your uneducated, feral ass off the TV.
    ARRRggghhhh!!!

  • mich

    They are not pleading for peaceful protest… The mother was seen standing on top of a car yell and getting the crowed worked up. The step father was caught on tape yelling for people to “burn that bitch down”, when businesses where being set on fire, when their attorney was asked about this his response was they should not be held accountable for their actions. Apparently everyone else should be held accountable but, them.
    Their sons blood was in the car, he was on video robbing a store… These parents have done nothing but, make everything worse. This stopped being about justice for Michael Brown a long time ago.

  • mich

    You must have no idea what is really happening in St. Louis or with this whole case to make such an ignorant stupid remark.

  • smmy33

    I’m sick of these two prostitutes trading on the death of the son they personally failed.−

    Mike Brown wanted to kill somebody so badly that he chose to attack an armed man.

    (Hubris+Rage+Nihilism) * Poor parenting = Dead Thug

  • emmafabulous

    Because Jared is a LEFTY TWIT.

  • Samm Lacroix

    by “they” you mean…?

  • Lisa

    Reading these comments have some compassion!!! I agree he was wrong to
    steal but they lost a child.

  • karine
  • kellyf

    I’m sorry, but actions speak louder than words, and what we know of Michael Brown’s actions strongly contradict her statement that he respected law enforcement. The facts also strongly prove that Brown started the altercation. I am incredibly sorry for the loss of their son. Their pain grieves me. But their sons actions caused his own death. Fueling racial hate and further widening the divide is not going to bring about the racial understanding they claim they want.

  • Sim

    if Brown wanted to live he would have dropped to the ground placed his heads behind his head , the minute the cop with the gun pointed at him told him to.

    See how it is to not blame others for someone’s own reckless , dangerous , criminal behaviour .

    And if you knew anything about the case, you would know that Brown was shot 6 times from 12 rounds the officer fired, before the fatal shot to the head , so he was shot in other areas and that didn’t stop him from “charging like a bull” the second time , so testified the black witness to the grand jury.

  • kellyf

    Stop trying to act like simple words have racist implications. The Brown family is trying to make the point that Michael’s death represents the plight of African Americans in this country. That would be who “they” are. The Brown family is wondering why “they” (meaning young African American men in this country) are being killed. Spend some time soon trying to understand that looking for racism in EVERYTHING, as you’ve just done, is what is creating the racial divide in this country. Look inward before you start waving the racism flag at every little thing a person says.

  • Andy pham

    Black people are open the mouth about racist but black people are racist other color

  • Aloel96

    Don’t justify killing… so he stole a pack of cigarettes noone should be shot because of that and he wasn’t even armed! If you ever have children and someone shoots them because they ‘had a bad attitude an were looking for trouble’ you’ll be like ‘okay, fine, they were asking for it, they got it’?

  • Aloel96

    The officer was not a puny man either… besides aren’t officer supposed to be trained to do something RATIONAL in cases like that… they go through training for a reason!

  • Aloel96

    Don’t be an insensitive b*tch and shut up

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    He did what he was trained to do. He fired his weapon on a man who was attempting to take his weapon from him and who had already succeeded in hitting him in the face. As I said before, is this was the same story with the same set of circumstances but the cop was black and the dead man was white it wouldn’t even be on the news except to hail the cop as a hero.

  • emmafabulous

    He was a thug, all people have to obey police orders, he did not obey the cop orders and he tried to take the cop gun away from him. are facts you can not deal with!

  • VanityInsecurity

    really? I see NYC police officers do it all the time. no one dies.. they just go to jail, instead of 6 feet under. You don’t need to shout either, I haven’t “picked” a side, which makes me see all angles.

  • Aloel96

    Honestly I’m trying to understanding your reasoning… but to each his own. And if the cop was black he would go straight to jail… google the black man who is spending 23years in prison for killing a police dog

  • Aloel96

    Okay… so where in the law or the history of the world are those grounds for execution?

  • emmafabulous

    Like or not you have to obey all orders from a police officer. if he did not have a bad attitude and listen to the orders from the police officer, he would still be alive today. he was out looking for trouble and he out it.I did not like it when i got pull over by the police two year ago for speeding, i was just little over the speed limlit. but i obey all the orders and listen to the police officer and show respect.

  • Aloel96

    To each his own… I dont have to agree with it so I’m done

  • Aloel96

    Huh?

  • emmafabulous

    WOW you are a very gormless person (if you don’t know the meaning of gormless,it’s British English for CLUELESS. you have no idea, like it or not. you have obey all orders from a police officer. and belive or not i’m a black British women that works in New York City.

  • Aloel96

    Please don’t insult me just because I decided to stop the conversation… you clearly have not looked into the case as much as you should. And why are you telling me you’re black? I’m black too. You opinion of this issue is clearly clouded and confused, I was simply trying to respect you and I was not trying to insult you in anyway.

  • emmafabulous

    How in the world did i insulted you,please tell me, my dad is white and my mum is black, my dad is a police officer in Hastings, East Sussex,England. he always taught my to look at the facts and only the facts. Michael Brown was a thug and he was looking for trouble.

  • Aloel96

    I don’t care… and I have no idea where you got your facts from but I do know that they are not altogether correct. So say what you want, call me gormless but I chose to understand this case both from the Brown family’s point of view and the law. I’m not interested in your opinion or ‘facts’.

  • emmafabulous

    Here a another British English word for you DUFFER and it means a person that is slow to learn. you chose not to look at the facts and are Michael Brown would still be alive today, if did not act like a thug, but the facts are Michael rob a store and hit and push the shop keeper, he tried to take away the cop gun while the cop was sill in the cop car. facts are facts you can not hide from them.

  • Aloel96

    Are we really still on this? You can introduce all the British words that you now… I still DON’T CARE. I saw the tape of him robbing the store. I know that was wrong but that’s a reason to be killed I’m sure even the shop keeper would agree and if the law says other wise then it is a DAFT law.

  • emmafabulous

    Well here is another British English word STROPPY and it means bad temper or bad attitude and Michael Brown was that and a thug. you said that you don’t care that Michael rob a store and hit and push the shopkeeper, you do know that an assault and the shopkeeper call the police, and he was walking in the middle of the road, tell me do you walk in the middle of the road, he was looking for trouble and he found it, any person of any colour do these things they are looking for trouble.

  • Aloel96

    What I don’t care about is your introduction of British words I have no idea why you are doing that but I know plenty of them. You keep saying the same thing and I get that. I understand that he had to pay for what he did. Anyone who disrupts the is bound to face the consequences and I agree with that part of the law. The part I don’t agree with is him being killed for what he did. His crime was not as grave as his punishment. Don’t misunderstand my words.

  • emmafabulous

    Learning new words and new languages gets you better jobs and better higher pay. but you said you don’t care, ok mate be a duffer the rest of your life. i know three languages it got me a excellent job in New York city. the ofiicer was coming from a police call for help in a apartment that a baby was not breathing right, the officer waiting with the parents until the ambulance to come.the officer left,. that when he saw Michael walking in the middle of the road, Michael tried to take the cop gun away from the cop while the cop was in the cop car. andy person of any colour would never do that. he was a thog and he was looking for trouble and he found it.

  • Aloel96

    Well good for you then with your awesome job. Not sure why you are telling me this since it doesn’t matter to me anyways, I’m just eighteen, English is not my first language yet I am am fluent in English and three other languages too… I’m not throwing new words in your face and neither am I the one making grammatical errors here… and you’re British! So good for you! My opinion still remains that NO ONE should have the right to kill someone over a pack of cigarettes. there are so much worse things going on in the world today and of all the bad people to be punished by DEATH, it was an 18 year old ‘thug’ who probably just had an attitude problem and had made a few bad decisions that was killed instead.

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