Nearly seven years ago, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. His death led to weeks of protests and sometimes violent clashes with law enforcement. It also accelerated the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement. The police officer involved in the shooting, Darren Wilson, was never charged, but other changes came out of Brown’s death in Ferguson and St. Louis.
The PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor recently spoke with Brown’s father, Michael Brown, Sr., about the progress that has been made since his son’s killing and George Floyd’s murder, and what is still left to be done.Brown, Sr. believes that until polices start changing in more cities, some people will get justice, while others won’t.
“It’s all about the community and families — trying to make better things for families to be able to walk down the street, drive their car without being harassed or killed,” he said.
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