In memory of Gentle Mike Brown – his parents Lesley McSpadden and step-dad Louis Head incited a riot in Ferguson after a grand jury refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Louis Head screamed: “Burn this b*tch down.”
And dozens of Ferguson businesses in Ferguson and neighboring Dellwood were burnt to the ground.
Via Badger Pundit:
(Warning on Language)
This week a federal judge approved a settlement of $1.5 million to the parents of Michael Brown.
A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown.
Friday, the City of Ferguson told News 4 it confirmed that $1.5 million “was paid by its insurance carrier on behalf of multiple defendants.”
Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden sued the city, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson in 2015. They argued that the death of their son deprived them of financial support through his future potential wages.
Their lawsuit also described the police culture in Ferguson as hostile to black residents, and said Wilson used excessive and unreasonable force in fatally shooting Brown during an Aug. 9, 2014, confrontation on a street.
Ferguson, Jackson and Wilson denied the allegations.
Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing, but the shooting led to sometimes violent unrest in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb. Wilson resigned from the police force in November 2014, soon after a St. Louis County grand jury announced he would not be indicted. The U.S. Department of Justice also found no grounds to prosecute Wilson.