While a grand jury debates on the fate of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, Mike Brown’s parents are heading to the United Nations.
The Associated Press reports that Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden are going to Switzerland to speak at a human rights conference where they will address the 53rd Session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture. St. Louis University assistant law professor Justin Hansford is helping them organize the trip and soliciting donations.
Brown and McSpadden plan to leave on Nov. 10th and speak at the UN on Nov. 12th and 13th.
Hansford told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the late teen’s parents are “taking their grievances to a world stage because they feel they have not gotten justice from state, local and federal governments in the death of their son.”
Hansford was able to initiate this trip for Brown and McSpadden by submitting a 13-page statement to the committee that outlined the events where officers used excessive force during peaceful protests in Ferguson. MO.