Michael Brown’s mother, Leslie McSpadden, has come under fire after several comments were reportedly posted on her Facebook page. According to the Blacksphere, the mother of the slain 18-year-old fatally shot by former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson recently took to social media with a highly-controversial statement about the recent shooting of two Ferguson police officers. On Thursday, March 12, the family released a public statement condemning the shooting of innocent police officers.
“We reject any kind of violence directed toward members of law enforcement. It cannot and will not be tolerated. We specifically denounce the actions of stand-alone agitators who unsuccessfully attempt to derail the otherwise peaceful and non-violent movement that has emerged throughout this nation to confront police brutality and to forward the cause of equality under the law for all. We must work together to bring peace to our communities. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the officers injured during this morning’s shooting and their families.”
However, that’s not all she had to say. Apparently, she took to Twitter and Facebook with a few comments of her own. The comments she allegedly posted are quite different from the initial public statement. Of course, her Facebook account has been deleted, but not before the shocking statements began circulating around the social media network. Although the account was deleted, screenshots of the shocking comments have also been shared by a number of online news outlets and several social media platforms, reports Clash Daily. Several images of McSpadden’s Facebook page have also surfaced on Twitter.
Although the validity of her post has yet to be confirmed or denied, many readers and social media users aren’t taking the claims lightly. As a matter of fact, an overwhelming number of social media users are outraged by the comments.
For those who missed it, this isn’t the family’s first time expressing their desire for revenge. Back in November, McSpadden and her boyfriend, Louis Head, faced criticism after a video surfaced following the non-indictment of Darren Wilson. The two could be heard encouraging rioters to burn the city down. So, many social media users are quite convinced she may have actually posted the comments.
However, the family has yet to respond to the allegations.
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