Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown, attend a rally at Greater Grace Church on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Their son was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.
Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson on August 9, will attend a rally for Eric Garner in Staten Island. Garner, who was asthmatic, died after an NYPD officer put him in a chokehold on July 17. The march is being held on Saturday, August 23, and will be led by Reverend AlSharpton.