Ferguson residents traveled to meet with a United Nations committee in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss the Michael Brown shooting on Monday. The coalition of 10 Missourians included the parents of Mike Brown. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Brown’s mom, Lesley McSpadden, is facing criminal charges over a physical altercation which allegedly occurred between her and the Ferguson teen’s grandmother. The grandmother was allegedly beaten by McSpadden during an incident related to the selling of Mike Brown shooting T-shirts.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture group met with Lesley McSpadden and others to discuss the Michael Brown shooting as rumors that a decision by the Darren Wilson grand jury is imminent continue to circulate.
Mike Brown’s parents testified before the U.N. committee on Tuesday. Today members of the United Nations committee plan to ask questions regarding the testimony of the Brown’s. Benjamin Cupp, the attorney for the Michael Brown family, said that the question and answer session which begins today is simply a part of the overall United Nations process. Members of the committee reportedly plan to question United States officials about the “accountability of police for excessive use of force, cutting back on giving military equipment of police, and creating the end to racial profiling” among other topics.
Benjamin Cupp told the media that the goal of the Ferguson U.N. group does not end when the committee hearings conclude. The members of the Mike Brown family and other supporters who went to Geneva plan to push forward with their mission once they return to America. According to Cupp, the Michael Brown family would also like a United Nations officials to be present in Ferguson when the Darren Wilson grand jury decision is announced.
“We need the world to know what’s going on in Ferguson and we need justice,” Lesley McSpadden said during the United Nations committee on torture meeting.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Ferguson gun sales skyrocketed after announcement that the Michael Brown shooting grand jury was nearing a decision. If police officer Darren Wilson is not indicted, some protesters have threatened more protests, riots, and looting. As recently noted by the Inquisitr, a group called the “Black Rebels” of the Uhura movement has placed a $5,000 bounty on Darren Wilson’s head. A $1,000 bounty has also been offered for the names or whereabouts of close relatives of the Ferguson police officer. The Black Rebels stated on Twitter they would like to “ask some questions” of Wilson.
What do you think about the family of Michael Brown speaking at the United Nations and the request for a U.N. official to come to Ferguson for the reading of the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict?
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