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Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, announced Friday that she is running for a seat on the Ferguson, Mo., City Council.
McSpadden made the announcement four years after her son was shot and killed by a white police officer in 2014, an incident that triggered mass protests across the country and served as a major catalyst for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The article goes on to state the following:
“Almost four years ago to this day, I ran down this very street, and my son was covered in a sheet,” McSpadden said in announcing her campaign near where her son died, NBC News reported. “I learned to walk again, and this is one of my first steps.”
McSpadden said she will focus on policing within the community, economic equality and health care during her campaign.
As to questions about her qualifications, McSpadden said, “If a mother had to watch her son lay on the street for four hours, and watch our community be completely disrespected by the people we elected, what would you do? You would stand up and you would fight, too.”
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) August 10, 2018
“They won’t disrespect us any more once I’m elected.” The day after the 4th anniversary of her son’s death, #MikeBrown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, officially announces she’s running for #Ferguson City Council. @KMOV pic.twitter.com/jA0EIRemhg
— Eric Cox (@EricCoxKMOV) August 10, 2018
— Casey Nolen KSDK (@CaseyNolen) August 10, 2018
“I learned to walk again, and this is one of my first steps,” Lezley McSpadden said, fighting back tears. https://t.co/n3tDbGqoal
— NBCBLK (@NBCBLK) August 10, 2018
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