Michael Brown's Mother Recalls Son's Death, Legacy
Lezley McSpadden says she’ll never forget the day police officer Darren Wilson killed her 18-year-old son, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri.
In an interview with the Root, Mike’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, says that when she found out that the State didn’t prosecute her son’s killer and the department didn’t find that he had done anything wrong, she needed to find something to make herself feel better. So she started a foundation to reach out to other families who had lost children to police brutality called Rainbow of Mothers.
Mike Brown would have turned 20 years old on May 20.
His story continues to resonate with all of us. We can only hope to one day overcome this grief. His life was taken away by a police officer, who was never charged and prosecuted.
In another recent interview Lezley talked about the only apology she would ever take from the justice system and law enforcement.