Michael Brown Funeral: Missouri Teen Laid to Rest, Father Calls For Day of Silence

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Michael Brown Sr. addressed hundreds in St. Louis' largest park on the even of his funeral following this month's controversial shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

What did he ask for, with the eyes of a nation on him?

"Tomorrow all I want is peace," the grieving father of the late teenager pleaded at a festival that promotes peace over violence. "That's all I ask."

The more than two weeks since the younger Brown's death have been marked by nightly protests, some of them violent and chaotic, in the St. Louis suburb.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who was set to speak Monday at the funeral for the teenager shot and killed by a police officer, echoed his request for peace.

"We don't want anything tomorrow to happen that might defile the name of Michael Brown," Sharpton said. "This is not about our rage tomorrow."

"It's about the legacy and memory of his son."

Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, told the crowd that McSpadden and her family saw Brown's body for the first time today since the shooting.

The crowd began to chant, "We love you. We love you. We love you." McSpadden composed herself and softly said, "Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Thank you."

Peace Fest 2014 was already in the works before Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown on August 9 in Ferguson, but it took on new resonance in the aftermath.

The parents of Trayvon Martin also spoke, urging the crowd to channel its anger into action by pushing to strengthen families and better educate youth.

The protests in Ferguson have been mostly peaceful in recent days, a contrast to images of police in riot gear firing tear gas in the days after the Brown shooting.

Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday; last night, Common gave a tribute to Michael Brown at the MTV VMAs.

Niesha Thomas, who attended Peace Fest, said she hopes this week is "a new start" in which people put "irrelevant, unproductive" disputes behind them.

"This should be a pivotal point where we move forward," Thomas said.

That might not be so easy. A grand jury has started considering evidence in the case and some local residents and officials have said they're concerned.

A failure to return an indictment against Wilson, they say, could stoke new anger in the community. The U.S. government also has launched its own investigation.

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Regardless if he was guilty or innocent he was still someone's child!

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BLACK LEADERSHIP IS MORE DESTRUCTIVE TO BLACKS THAN THE KKK OR POLICE COULD EVER BE-THIS IS WHY WE ARE IN THE POSITION WE ARE IN I am Black, but most of the people I know are not (I grew up I the ghettos of Detroit)-and this is one of the issues I and a minority of Blacks have: Blacks will celebrate and do ANYTHING for the worst of our race. They will march, spend any amount, devote any amount of time to the most community destroying, criminal NEGROES on Earth...and do NOTHING for those out protecting, improving, and moving the community forward. That is until they are "caught up"-then they come to us-the Black college graduate, sincere Black person, the Black person that warned them of what is obvious to every other race on Earth...Blacks have their priorities BACKWARDS. This guy should not have his life celebrated AT ALL. My friends in the Indian, Chinese, German, Canadian, Australian, Norwegian, Swedish, etc. celebrate their doctor's, PHD holders, billionaire business people, scientist, people that move their community forward-we do exactly opposite and INSANELY are surprised that we get OPPOSITE RESULTS. With Trayvon Martin the FAD was the black hoodie, now with Mike Brown the FAD is hands up in the air-what will it be for the next Black kid that gets shot...? WHAT BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR
This is WHY Black people continue to get shot at such a high rate. Nelly had the opportunity to stand up for Blacks when he was racially profiled at a mall, like all the other rappers in similar situations-he chose lining his pockets with MORE $ instead. This is what he is doing in Ferguson making money off of a dead Black kid as Jay Z and Beyoncé did off of Trayvon Martin's death. What's going on in the BLACK community that is causing these shootings:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.... IT'S MLK vs AL SHARPTON, JESSE JACKSON, AND JAY Z This is what happens to a people STUPID enough to follow Al Sharpton, Jay Z, Jesse Jackson etc. Yesterday Trayvon Martin, today Mike Brown, tomorrow YOUR KID-simple as that and you deserve it for being so SORRY. Did Dr. King behave as the Black leaders you follow today? He behaved exactly OPPOSITE of them-look at what MLK got us and what these con-men got THEMSELVES (rich off of YOUR money and misery). 400 YEAR AGO THESE "LEADERS" WOULD HAVE BEEN SELLING BLACKS INTO SLAVERY FOR BAGS OF SALT AND BUCKETS OF SWEETS. When do we Blacks learn? http://www.reddit.com/r/news/c... https://twitter.com/THENEWBLAC... SOME PEOPLE ARE TOO STUPID TO BE SAVED...

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I think they're starting to realize that their son was not the innocent they thought he was.

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eNeIIGGERS , SEMITES (INDIANS, ARABS JEWS, HIPSPANIC ) AND TRAITORS MUST BE PUT IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS ONCE AND FOR ALL !!
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A CRIMINALLY INSANE GOVERNMENT IS MAKING GENOCIDE WAREFARE ON THIS WHITE NATION AS IT DID EUROPE AND SOUTH AFRICA !!
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HERE , IN THIS ABSURD CASE , A eNeIIGGER ANIAML ROBS A JEWISH STORE, THAN ATTACKS A COP , AND OTHER ANANMALS ARE RIOTING , LOOTING AND ASSAULTING WITHOUT WHITE REPRISAL !!!!
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ARE U KIDDING ME .
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ALLOWED TO GO ANY FURTHER , U WILL EXPERIENCE THINGS U ONLY READ ABOUT IN HISTROY BOOKS ,.
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COWARDS .

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