Reverend Al Sharpton Speaks At Michael Brown's Funeral
Tuesday, August 26
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Reverend Al Sharpton says Michael Brown should be in his second week of college right now.
Sharpton spoke passionately today as hundreds of people gathered at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis for Brown's funeral service. The unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri more than two weeks ago. The 18-year-old's death triggered days of unrest in the community of Ferguson.
The Reverend Al Sharpton addressed the issue of policing at Michael Brown's funeral.
Sharpton insisted that the way police deal with black suspects has got to change.
Sharpton talked about where Michael Brown ought to be right now