Mother of slain youth, Michael Brown, running for Ferguson City Council


(Reuters) – The mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, igniting months of protest and a national debate over race and law enforcement, said on Friday she is running for City Council.

FILE PHOTO: (L-R) U.S. civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton appears with the parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, U.S., September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo

Lezley McSpadden announced her candidacy at an emotionally charged…



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