Saturday, August 11, 2018

Michael Brown’s mom Lezley McSpadden running for Ferguson City Council


It happens all the time in politics
.  Others have run for political office capitalizing on tragedy that gives them name recognition.  
CNN reports standing near the spot where her son was gunned down, Michael Brown's mother, Lezley McSpadden, announced she is running for city council in Ferguson, Missouri.
"Almost four years ago to this day, I ran down this very street, and my son was covered in a sheet. It broke me, you know. It brought me down to my knees and made me feel crippled, as if I could do nothing else anymore," McSpadden said Friday during a news conference.
"I learned to walk again," she said, "and this is one of my first steps."
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