Michael Brown, 18-years old, another unarmed black man gunned down, killed by the very people who are supposed to protect and serve.
I spoke to his mother and father last night on CNN.
The only way to describe the interview is heartbreaking.
Her best friend, she said, gone in an instant.
His mother believes that on Saturday night, as he walked down the street, he became an unwitting victim of something that happens all too much in America, racial profiling.
Police say Michael had a confrontation with police which lead to the shooting.
His parents and eyewitnesses say not true.
They say he had his hands up in a surrender pose.
The Ferguson, Missouri Police Department has turned over the investigation to St. Louis Police and the FBI has stepped in to assist in the investigation.
The unidentified officer has been placed on leave.
The mother and father are now left without their beloved son, gone too soon.
She broke down during our interview.
During our interview Michael Brown’s father wore a t-shirt with his son’s picture on it and the words “no justice” emblazoned across the front.
Their attorney, Benjamin Crump who represented Trayvon Martin’s family is vowing that in the end the message on that shirt will prove untrue; that one day soon there will be justice for Michael Brown and his family.
The whole world is watching.
Michael Brown’s Mother Tells Don Lemon, Police Killed Her Best Friend was originally published on blackamericaweb.com