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BREAKING: MICHAEL BROWN’S PARENTS SETTLE WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF FERGUSON OVER THE SHOOTING OF THEIR 18-YEAR-OLD SON
Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., the parents of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, fatally shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the city of Ferguson Tuesday, closing the civil case over a deadly shooting at the hands of law enforcement officers.
The black teen was fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson during a physical altercation in the St. Louis suburb in August 2014. The shooting sparked days of unrest and a wave of outrage over the way black people are treated by police in America. Nevertheless, a grand jury declined to indict Wilson in connection with the black teen’s death.
After the grand jury verdict, Brown’s parents sued the city of Ferguson, Wilson, and former Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson in May 2015. And it took them more than two years to head their case to trial. A jury trial was set for February 2018.
Unfortunately, American cops are rarely prosecuted in fatal shootings of black people, but wrongful death and civil rights lawsuits by family members are very common.
Police in America routinely stop and detain African Americans without valid reasons. And some their encounters lead to death. So, making Ferguson pay damages whenever possible is a good thing.
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Our first book Belly Full isnt a cookbook nor does it feature recipes itself. But you can purchase it with our likkle cookbook! by @robinclare (recipes by my mama n aunty)🍴 15+ classic recipes to get you going! / Available now in physical and e-version via tezetapress.com