Accused criminal, Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, will speak at the Democratic National Convention next week.
According to the DNC web page:
Tuesday: A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families
Featuring President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement
Gavel time expected at 4:00pm
Tuesday will feature the roll call vote and how Hillary has spent her entire career working to make a difference for children, families, and our country. The Mothers of the Movement participating include Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, Mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland.
Michael Brown, shot dead after he attacked Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, was described as a “gentle giant” by the corporate media.
According to research conducted by Charles C. Johnson of GotNews, Brown had an extensive criminal record as a juvenile. Although St. Louis County denied a request to release court records, Johnson said he was told by two different law enforcement sources Brown had a juvenile arrest record.
On August 14, 2014, USA Today reported the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s office confirmed Brown had no prior misdemeanors or felonies against him.
A video released by the Ferguson Police Department apparently shows Brown assaulting a store owner during a “strong-armed robbery” that took place prior to the shooting.
On March 4, 2015, The Smoking Gun reported St. Louis prosecutors were considering charges against Brown’s mother after an investigation revealed she participated in the beating and robbery of merchandise vendors selling Michael Brown t-shirts.
According to a police report, McSpadden and others stole merchandise worth over $1,500 and also took $400 in cash. Two vendors were assaulted and one required medical attention for a fractured skull inflicted “by a hammer blow to the head.”
In addition to felony charges related to the incident, Michael Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, was arrested and charged with inciting a riot for encouraging protesters in Ferguson to “burn this bitch down” following a grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson.
“Mr. Head is directly responsible for the way this event panned out and we plan on prosecuting him to the fullest extent of the law. The damages sustained during the riots following Darren Wilson’s acquittal correlate directly with Mr. Heads actions in encouraging the crowd to act violently. We plan on pursuing this matter as soon as possible now that we have him in custody,” a statement released by St. Louis County DA Dan Shaffer read.
Following the decision, more than 25 businesses were torched, including Walgreen’s, Little Caesar’s, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Auto By Credit, Beauty World, Sam’s Meat Market, Autozone, Public Storage, JC Wireless, and others.