The mother of Michael Brown cries in agony in a video filmed following the announcement that a grand jury would not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of her son.
“Everybody wants me to be calm,” Leslie McSpadden shouts to a crowd of supporters in the video, which was uploaded to Facebook late Monday night. “Do you know how those bullets hit my son?” she says.
“We love you, Miss Leslie, we love you,” those surrounding McSpadden tell her.
Her rage turns to sorrow as she continues addressing the rally. “They still don’t care,” she says, before breaking down into sobs. “They’re never gonna care. I’ve been here my whole life.”
McSpadden screamed and sobbed when she was first told of the decision to not bring charges against Wilson, USA Today reported.
Prior to the announcement, McSpadden had addressed a crowd gathered near the spot where her son died and urged protestors to remain peaceful.
“I don't want nobody getting hurt, see what I'm saying?" she said. "Because when it's time to walk into the courtroom, I want all y'all with me."
In an official statement on the grand jury’s decision, McSpadden and Michael Brown’s father, Michael Brown, Sr., wrote, "We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions. While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.”