FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the Greater St. Marks Family Church in Ferguson. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is in attendance and gave the opening speech.
Koster said, “You have lost a member of your community at the hands of one of my community. Not just the Caucasian community. The law enforcement community.”
Sharpton tells reporters before the speech that he is not a “drive-by” activist and plans to be in Ferguson until the Michael Brown case is resolved. He is critical of release of surveillance video allegedly showing Michael Brown stealing cigars. During the speech he says that the the Chief was trying to smear Michael Brown’s name before he was buried.
Sharpton goes on to say there needs to be equal justice for everyone. But, “Looting is wrong. There is a difference between an activist and a thug.”
Anthony Gray, a local attorney for Michael Brown’s family, tells Fox 2 he supports curfew to help maintain peace and order.
Sharpton is also the keynote speaker at a unity rally with Michael Brown’s family this afternoon at 3pm at Greater Grace Church also in Ferguson. We will carry the video live on the website Sunday afternoon.