Michael Brown's father appears in PSA to urge non-violent reaction to grand jury decision

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Michael Brown Jr. (FILE)

ST. LOUIS (WLS) -- Michael Brown's father appeared in a public service announcement Thursday, urging a non-violent response to the grand jury's decision in the case.

In the video posted to YouTube, Michael Brown Sr. says:

"My family and I are hurting. Our whole region is hurting. I thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation. But hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.

No matter what the grand jury decides, I don't want my son's death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change. Positive change. Change that make the St. Louis region and the world better for everyone.

We live here together. This is our home. We are stronger united. Continue to lift your voices with us, and let's work together to heal, to create lasting change, for all people, regardless of race."

The PSA was produced by a volunteer group in St. Louis affiliated with stlforward.com, a website formed after the unrest in Ferguson and trying to bring unity to the region.