Ever since their son was shot down in the street on Aug. 9, Michael Brown’s parents have been busy hurting, healing and searching for answers. Their Missouri hometown has been coping with the injustice in a myriad of way, including “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” peaceful protests, “Die Ins” at major street intersections and scattered forceful rebellions against theFerguson police force’s aggressive advances.
However, as the grand jury’s decision about indicting officer Darren Wilson for the shooting looms closer, the slain teen’s father urges people to remain peaceful no matter the outcome.
“I thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation, but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer,” Michael Brown, Sr. said in a solemn video clip. The last thing he or U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wants is an uprising that’ll counter progress to achieving justice. “No matter what the grand jury decides, I don’t want my son’s death to be in vain.”
Watch the entire statement above.