Friday, December 19, 2014

Michael Brown’s Mother and Grandma Brawl Over ‘Don’t Shoot’ T-Shirt Cash

Michael Brown Jr's mother, Leslie McSpadden, grandmother and auntie actually brawled on a street corner in Ferguson over “I Am Mike Brown” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” T-shirt sales, with Brown’s cousin having his skull fractured by a metal pipe. The brawl was captured by surveillance cameras.

I am Mike Brown T-shirts for sale

I was in a state of WTF when I came across this story. Some of you may have already known about this incident but for those who don't know.... well, it is a sad display of mental illness in the black community.

As FOX 2 reported:

(A)bout 8:15 pm in the parking lot of Red’s BBQ. It`s the corner of Canfield and West Florissant, just blocks from where Michael Brown was shot and killed….Police sources tell us Brown`s Grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, along with Brown`s Cousin Tony Petty, were selling t-shirts and other Michael Brown merchandise. A police report describes a car pulling up and several people getting out. One of those people, was reported to be Michael Brown`s Mom, Lesley McSpadden. A witness described McSpadden yelling ‘You can`t sell this s%$&” One of the relatives, who was selling, reportedly demanded McSpadden show a document proving she had a patent. Say what?

The police report says that`s when an unidentified person with McSpadden assaulted Petty so violently that it resulted in a 911 call. A witness tells Fox 2 that the weapon was a metal pipe or pole. The suspect reportedly struck Petty in the face. Medics then took him to Christian Northeast Hospital with a reported partial skull fracture. The witness said the assault suspect grabbed merchandise and a box of cash believed to contain about $1,400.

There is a song from 1973 called "For the Love of Money" by a group called The O'Jays that sums up this fiasco.
Insolent Politics
Source: Associated Press, Fox 2, Top Right News

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