Sharpton calls for end to violence after shooting of Missouri black teen
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 00:47
The Rev. Al Sharpton calls for peace, saying he wants the federal government to take over the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown. Linda So reports.
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The Reverend Al Sharpton arrives at the Old Courthouse in St. Louis in a show of support for Michael Brown's family. SOUNDBITE: REVEREND AL SHARPTON, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, SAYING: "We did not come to divide the city, we came to bring the city on one accord." He called for an end to the violence and looting that has gripped Ferguson, Missouri since Brown was shot to death by a police officer over the weekend. SOUNDBITE: REVEREND AL SHARPTON, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, SAYING: "No one has the right to take their child's name and drag it through the mud because you angry." SOUNDBITE: MICHAEL BROWN SENIOR, VICTIM'S FATHER, SAYING: "I need all of us to come together and do this right." Sharpton says the federal government needs to step in and take over for a fair investigation to occur. The unarmed black teen was shot to death during an altercation with police. The name of the officer has not been released.
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