Four years after her unarmed teenage son Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer, Lezley McSpadden has announced her bid for Ferguson’s city council.
According to NBC News, McSpadden announced her candidacy near the exact spot where her son was shot and killed on Aug. 9, 2014 in the St. Louis suburb.
“Almost four years ago to this day, I ran down this very street, and my son was covered in a sheet,” McSpadden said, fighting back tears.
“I learned to walk again, and this is one of my first steps.”
McSpadden stressed that her campaign will focus on the following three issues: Community policing, economic equality and access to health care for Ferguson’s young children.
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