In a tearful interview this morning on Today, Michael’s Brown’s parents sat down with Savannah Guthrie and explained how, through everything, they still haven’t given up hope.
“Justice hasn’t been lost,” Michael Brown Sr. said. “We’re just going to keep fighting and pray for a better outcome.”
Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, looking both physically and emotionally drained, described the last 36 hours as sleepless, hard, heartbreaking, and unbelievable.
She called Darren Wilson’s ABC interview from last night “disrespectful,” saying that his version of the events adds insult to injury.
“For one, my son, he respected law enforcement,” Brown Sr. said. “Two, who in their right mind would rush or charge at a police officer that has his gun drawn? It sounds crazy.”
Brown Sr., McSpadden, and their attorney Benjamin Crump hope to pursue the case in both civil and federal court as well as continue pushing for a law that would require all police officers to wear body cameras.
“When you have people of color be killed, they try to demonize and play on the stereotypes, and they try to put the police officer who killed our children on a pedestal,” Crump said. “It’s just not right, and we have to fix the system.”