Rev. Al Sharpton & Attorney General Chris Koster’s passionate speeches in Ferguson

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.

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Full video of Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and Rev. Al Sharpton’s speeches will be posted in 30 mins.  Please refresh this page for updates.

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“We can use this moment to be better or be bitter.” Reverend Al Sharpton 

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Rev Sharpton says Michael Brown not on trial. Rather, America is on trial. Also says black and white leadership need one trial. via Chris Regnier

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Rev Sharpton tells cheering crowd that there needs to be equal justice for everyone

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I have never heard a more sane, adult or courageous statement than I heard from your attorney general this morning

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I have never in all my years seen something as offensive and insulting as a police chief releasing video tape of a young man.  Trying to smear him before a funeral even happened.

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When do you say, wait a minute, someone must be held accountable.  But, there must be a fair investigation

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Looting is wrong. There is a difference between an activist and a thug – Rev. Al Sharpton

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We need to tell those ruining our community that this is not allowed to happen.  We need to work together. The time is now. – Mary from the National Action Network

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Still waiting for Rev. Sharpton to talk

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We are going to try to make that armored vehicle a thing of the past – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster

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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 – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster

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