Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, parents of Michael Brown, a teenager killed by a police officer, listen as an attorney speaks during a news conference concerning the death of their son in Jennings, Missouri, August 11, 2014. The FBI said on Monday that it had opened an inquiry into the weekend shooting of Brown. (Photo: Whitney Curtis / The New York Times)
A young black man was killed this weekend. He was shot multiple times by police while walking to his grandmother’s house. He was left to die in the street, his body surrounded for hours by armed sentries while his family and community watched horrified from the sidelines. Michael Brown was unarmed. Today would have been his first day of college.
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