Michael Brown's Parents Call Darren Wilson's Remarks 'Disrespectful' and 'Insult After Injury'

One day after the broadcast of an interview with the officer who killed their teenage son, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr. appeared on the "Today" show to respond. Describing the last 36 hours as “sleepless” and “heartbreaking,” the parents of police-shooting victim Michael Brown questioned the believability of Darren Wilson’s account and lamented a Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict the officer.


“It’s like insult after injury,” McSpadden said in response to Wilson’s contention that 18-year-old Brown “looked like a demon” and that he felt dwarfed by the teenager, who was the same height as the officer. “So disrespectful.”

Brown’s parents were joined by their lawyer, Benjamin Crump, who said they will continue to pursue legal avenues to seek justice for their son’s murder. In a public statement, they urged supporters to “not just make noise—let's make a difference.”

Crump also advocated for the passage of the Mike Brown Law, which would require every police officer to wear video body cameras while on duty.

To watch the full interview, visit the "Today" site, here

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.