Thursday, May 30, 2024

Michael Brown’s Parents Hit NY Morning Shows: No One from Ferguson Has Ever Apologized


Michael Brown’s parents hit the Today show this morning, and CBS Morning News. Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, told Gayle King and Charlie Rose that no one– meaning the mayor, the chief of police or any official in Ferguson, has ever offered an apology or condolence for the death of their son. “No no nothing,” said McSpadden. “We’ve just been disrespected all the way around,” said Michael Brown Sr. In fairness, Police Chief Jackson did post a video apologizing to the Browns in September.


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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