The parents of Michael Brown have testified before a United Nations Committee Against Torture, in Geneva, Switzerland.  Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown, Sr. and several activists told the committee that the fatal shooting of their teenage

Michael Brown’s mother is asking protestors to “pause, plan and prepare” in their response to a grand jury verdict.
Michael Brown’s mother is asking protestors to “pause, plan and prepare” in their response to a grand jury verdict.

son by a Ferguson police officer, and the tactics used by police against protesters after the shooting, violate the UN’s policies against torture.

CNN talked with McSpadden and Brown after the hearing about why they addressed a global audience.

She said, “We need the world to know what’s going on in Ferguson and we need justice.”

KSDK TV in St. Louis reports the trip was organized by the U.S. Human Rights Network based in New York and Atlanta.  This was the first time the couple has traveled outside of the United States.

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