Michael Brown's Mother Announces Run For Ferguson City Council

Michael Brown's mother has announced her run city council in Ferguson.

Cambridge, MA – The mother of Michael Brown announced she planned to run for Ferguson city council during a panel at Harvard University on Monday night.

Lezley McSpadden declared her interest in running for office during an Institute of Politics panel that featured “Stranger Fruit,” the documentary about her son which was just released, The Harvard Crimson reported.

Stranger Fruit made headlines a year ago after the filmmaker released a segment where McSpadden explains that Michael Brown never committed a strong arm robbery of a convenience store as investigators claimed, and instead he was just dealing drugs to the employees.

Security footage obtained by Pollock shows Michael Brown in the store hours before he was killed. Pollock claims that the video shows Brown giving the store clerks marijuana in exchange for two boxes of cigarillos.

“There was some type of exchange, for one thing, for another,” Lesley McSpadden says.

Michael Brown left the store without the cigarillos, in what the filmmaker claims was the employees holding onto it for Brown.

However, NY Times reported that Jay Kanzler, the store’s attorney, says that Pollock’s narrative is all fabricated. “There was no transaction,” Mr. Kanzler said. “There was no understanding. No agreement. Those folks didn’t sell him cigarillos for pot. The reason he gave it back is he was walking out the door with unpaid merchandise and they wanted it back.”

The full security footage was later released which showed that the Stranger Fruit filmmakers had actually edited the security camera footage to cut out the part where the store employees threw Brown's drugs back at him.

Following the release of a film where they are openly lying to people about the Michael Brown shooting, McSpadden is using the publicity to run for city council.

“What I'm contemplating is running for city council,” McSpadden told the packed room, which responded with wild applause.

She said that running for political office would be part of her broader advocacy efforts on behalf of her 18-year-old son, who was fatally shot by police in a highly controversial incident in 2014.

Black Lives Matter launched its cause on the back of misreporting that initially followed the Michael Brown shooting. “Hands up, don’t shoot” became the rallying cry of hundreds of protesters who have rioted and burned cities since Brown’s death.

Initial reports that Brown had his hands up were eventually proven false, and it was determined that Brown was attempting to kill Officer Wilson after Brown committed a robbery of the store.

Officer Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury and a DOJ investigation under the Obama administration.

McSpadden told the panel she's running for office to save somebody else's child.

“We're pushing forward and we're coming through,” McSpadden said. “We have to get behind people that look like us and into elected seats so that they can really do what's right in our community. I'm going to start with me when I run for city council.”

“We're seeing new people being elected, but will it change what happened then? No. But we can change the course of what may happen tomorrow and what is happening now,” she said.

There was no formal campaign plan in place as of yet, and McSpadden’s announcement seemed prompted by attorney Benjamin Crump, who was also on the panel, The Harvard Crimson reported.

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Marxest
Marxest

More inflammatory stories to stoke negativity and animosity. Lol. I'm pretty sure they're other stories that have more merit than this. And she has the right to run for any office just as Richard Spencer everyone's favorite white nationalist can speak publicly. That's America. Don't like it, leave. 😊

LEO0301
LEO0301

Why shouldn't they write a story about this woman's attempt to enter the political arena? She's the one looking for publicity, and they're obliging by writing this nice article about a person not remotely qualified for office. Concerning America and the Constitution, do you think that only applies to people you like?

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

She should use the slogan: "No mother should have to fear for the life of her son every times he robs a store" in her campaign.

RunCop
RunCop

The 'gentle giant's' mama is one crazy Nubian!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Ironic how you have a problem with her being unprepared for office, but you champion your boy Trumpito wholeheartedly.

Here's to hoping you both have massive heart attacks very very soon.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

If she couldn't raise a child with respect for others and their property, how in the heck can she try to govern a village?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop
I see you've extended your vocabulary. I'm proud of you!

jasf67
jasf67

this mother is clearly a liar, defends the defenseless and wants to make society a paradise for criminals, equal to the son and for those who defend society this is to be a hell

cspcapt
cspcapt

great a liar and a racist, she will make a wonderful democrat

GForce48
GForce48

The left is still trying to paint this thug as a gentle giant!

John-Brown
John-Brown

Can't break the habit of being on public assistance. The taxpayers will pay for her either way.

JBo
JBo

Maybe if mama had raised her son to be a productive and valuable member of society and played a role in his life instead of letting him become a street thug, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

John-Brown
John-Brown

And the only reason we even know of her was because of a completely false narrative created to make it look like her son was an innocent man killed by the police.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Trump is a billionaire businessman who made a fortune in real estate. McSpadden's claim to fame is raising a felon who tried to kill a police officer. See the difference, Cheech?

The express
The express

Your son got his justice.Thank God

RunCop
RunCop

And I see you're still a worthless dark turd!

John-Brown
John-Brown

I suspect he is actually a light brown turd.

DakotaKid
DakotaKid

Pray to God she don't win

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Too bad she doesn't live in Baltimore, she could sit on the council with that idiot mayor who is blaming business owners for being open after 9 pm which is the reason crime is up.................both idiots. Isn't there an island we can put these people on so they can self destruct?