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Michael Brown’s mother may face felony robbery charges

Police are seeking to bring felony charges against the mother of the late Michael Brown over an incident that occurred in a parking lot.   According to the New York Daily News, Leslie McSpadden is being accused of telling others to steal money from a group that was selling “Justice for Mike Brown” merchandise.

The charges are quite serious and can lead to a conviction for felony armed robbery.   Another person who was part of the group that was attacked is McSpadden’s former mother-in-law, Pearlie Gordon.   Gordon says that the group knocked her down and that $2,000 in cash was stolen as a result.

So yes, you read it right.  One of the people Michael Brown’s mother is accused of attacking is her ex-husband’s mother.

“You can’t sell this s–t,” Gordon says that McSpadden told her.

One person was sent to the hospital after the attack, and another person was allegedly beaten with a pipe.  According to the police reports, unearthed by The Smoking Gun, Pearlie was among the many people who were attacked by a group with as many as 20 – 30 individuals, who  “jumped out of vehicles and rushed” at the group to take the money.

Gordon says that as she was being hit in the head, Brown’s mother continuously said to her “you can’t sell this sh*t” as the beating took place.  So, from reports, it doesn’t sound like Brown’s mother was involved in the actual attack in a physical sense, but was present as the melee was taking place.

Gordon says she then stated that “unless McSpadden could produce documentation stating that she had a patent on her son’s name (Gordon) was going to continue to sell her merchandise,” according to the report.

This seems to only make a complex situation more complicated.  As of now, a grand jury is deciding whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown.   Protests have continued for weeks by many groups, including the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, led by Cornel West and Carl Dix.   Organizations protesting in Ferguson are saying that the Michael Brown shooting was a spark created by decades of police brutality and disrespect, coupled with mass incarceration.  The protests have led to other marches fighting against police brutality incidents around the nation.

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47 thoughts on “Michael Brown’s mother may face felony robbery charges

  1. SweetTweet

    Why didn’t she go thru the courts? Yes it may take time, but now she may face jail time because she didn’t take time to “think about possible consequences”.

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    • mel

      One must be without compassion and a heart to do such a thing. These in – laws sound hideous. Smh If they even try some bull like this in court may God himself strike them all down. This woman’s baby was executed, defamed and she is left to watch the murderer walk….

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      • Mary D

        emotionally driven…more like $$$$ driven family scrabbling over whose entitled to make $$$ off his death…sick people all deserve to rot! Why can’t people just work for a living —instead of being so triflingly sad & pathetic!

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    • Reneegede

      Black folks don’t need to be going through no courts. They don’t have a leg to stand on due to skin color considerations alone. Anyone who hasn’t figured that out by now should have their asses kicked.

      If I were here, I’d have done it too.

      Black folks don’t have a choice these days but to protect themselves, and with her son being killed by a racist krakka, you begin to see that it’s not so much what white people do, but the isht Black people do to one another that counts, as well.

      Had her relatives not been such white-ish money hungry dogs, this would not have happened and they ought to be ashamed of themselves for capitalizing on the memory of her son and making him look worse than them white folks did and will.

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    • Renee

      Whatever!!! Black people spend their entire lives blaming each other and leaving the enemy out when he is the root of the problem. I would love to see how you would react if your child got gunned down!!!

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  2. MsPeppa

    I really wish she would not have gone out there with the people. She should have sent them to disrupt those bastards trying to paid off this situation. And why are dumb as people buying merchandise that is not being sold by the famlly. I would have sent people with ski masks on to wreck havoc. That way it never woud have gotten back that she was involved. THINK PEOPLE…THINK.

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    • Reneegede

      Black folks don’t need to be going through no courts. They don’t have a leg to stand on due to skin color considerations alone. Anyone who hasn’t figured that out by now should have their asses kicked.

      If I were her, I’d have done it too.

      Black folks don’t have a choice these days but to protect themselves, and with her son being killed by a racist krakka, you begin to see that it’s not so much what white people do, but the isht Black people do to one another that counts, as well. You have to get your own back, because all the so-called legal systems ever see is skin color.

      Had her relatives not been such white-ish money hungry dogs, this would not have happened and they ought to be ashamed of themselves for capitalizing on the memory of her son and making him look worse than them white folks did and will.

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    • Billie

      What is wrong with you? Pearlie Mikes grandmother who raised him, ( he didn’t live with his mom), was the one selling the shirts. Mikes mom’s boyfriend who is a Gang member got his homies to go & beat people up including the grandmother, so the mom could steal the money. This family is totally messed up. The mom belongs in jail along with the rest of them.

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  3. The Who's Who

    Charges for what? The way the evidence looks she never laid a hand on anyone..nor can it be proven she told anyone to attack anyone.. if that can’t be proven there’s no case..and again black folks turning on each other over what whites do.. how stupid can this be? Its called enslaved negro-ism..

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    • Billie

      It’s called breaking the law. Pearlie the grandmother raised Mike, not the mom. Mikes mom goes there with her boyfriends Gang friends to steal the money & beat up the grandmother. They all need to go to,prison, except for the grandmother . These are real low life’s

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  4. childofthesixties

    Well now we know where her son got his lessons of life from! How damn stupid can you be? There are some people that you just cannot help for they will screw it up every time!!

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  5. TT_CA

    MB’s mother went about it the wrong way. Also it was MB’s grandmother so it was family. I’m not saying the grandmother was or may have been trying to capitalize off her grandpa’s death, but she is MB’s family also.
    MB’s mother should have talked to an attorney to see how to get it stop. By her being ghetto and being presented she just made her son’s case look bad for the courts! Ie. Apple’s don’t fall far from the tree!!!

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  6. Clarissa Bennet

    The fact remains that Michael Brown was unarmed when he was killed by Darren Wilson a white man in police uniform who is supposed to “serve and protect.”

    Whatever Michael Brown did in his life before he was killed or whatever his mother did in her life before or after Michael Brown was killed by that white man (Darren Wilson) has no bearing on the fact that Michael Brown was unarmed when he was killed by Darren Wilson.

    So far Darren Wilson has not been charged for killing the unarmed Michael Brown and that is what people need to concentrate on. Do not become distracted by this other stuff!!

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  7. candidman

    If they would have arrested Darren Wilson when they should have, this wouldn’t be happening. The state should be charges with instigating the conflict, not Michael Browns mother. Then they should be charged against for bringing these charged against her.

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    • Objective Analysis

      Really? That is your rationale. Compare oranges (grand jury indictment of Officer Darren Wilson) with apples (Mike Brown’s mom ass whooping his mother-in-law for some shirt selling)? No wonder Esther Rolle said “Damn Damn Damn” Up is down, down is up, wrong is right, and you know the rest….

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  8. Floretta

    I wish she had not been a part of this. This is going to look very bad for the family. Money is always the root of everything. How can the grandmother think about making money off of something so tragic as this? Smh

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  9. Steve A. Rhoden

    Why in the world would Mrs. McSpadden, Brown’s mother, get involved in something like this right after her own son was murdered by a white police officer? Folk are still out in the streets in Ferguson protesting for the killer of Micheal Brown as an “unjust” shooting. Now, she may be charged and convicted as a felon for her being near this robbery which reports say that she was not really an accomplice. What in the world was Mrs. McSpadden thinking?

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    • Floretta

      She wasn’t. So sad. As if she is not going through enough already. They should be supportive of her in her grief instead of trying to make money off of a horrific tragedy.

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    • Rashanda

      Are you kidding? It clearly states that she was in that crowd & saying you can’t see this shyt. She doesn’t have to physically attack anyone in order to be charged as an accomplice. Just being there makes you an accomplice. She & the people that jumped Michael’s grandmother were violent, & acting like thugs. If she had a brain, she could have gone to court, or better yet just have ignored the whole thing.

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      • SOUL

        EXACTLY, TO USE VIOLENCE IN THIS MATTER AGAINST YOUR OWN IS WORKING FOR THE SYSTEM THAT CAUSE. THIS MESS TO BEGIN WITH. WE ARE FAST REACHING THE POINT OF NO RETURN TRUST ME. WE DO NOT WANT TO GET THERE

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  10. Johnny Henry

    I believe that Michael Brown’s mother is still grieving and under a lot of hurt, pain and duress and shouldn’t be indicted for the crimes of which she is being labeled as a felony. I believe this will be a grave mistake on the part of the judicial system because it could cause an eruption of more unrest and violence. I don’t believe that her ex-mother-in-law shouldn’t be profiting off her son’s death either and as far as having a patent on Michael’s name, his mother birthed him into the world, that should be patent enough.

    Mr. Johnny Henry

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  11. Rashanda

    Wow! How stupid can you be. She is an accessory to a crime whether she physically hit anyone or not. She was there watching people getting hit with pipes, including Michaels Grandmother. Come on, People jumping them & being hit with a pipe? That is not exactly the actions of civilized people. The cop should have been arrested because he was wrong period. But, these actions show this family has very violent tendacies. Even Michael was pushing that store clerk before he died. No one is going to feel sorry for people who act like this. What a damn shame.

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    • James Pinkard

      Rashanda, I totally agree with you about the violence but I really can’t say I believe Michael Brown’s mother was apart of the melee. It doesn’t make any sense to me that after your son has been murdered you would want to be a part of anything so violent. if she played a part then she was most definitely wrong.

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    • eg Ellis

      You seem quite stupid yourself. Why are you constantly calling ppl names because you don’t agree with them!?
      You are entitled to think what you want just as they are.

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  12. Debbie Stevens

    Ok, let’s see if I got this correct. Mike Brown’s mother’s & associates attacked and stole money from Mike Brown’s grandmother and associates, because they were selling t-shirts representing the death of Mike Brown. Is Mike Brown’s mother & associates going to all the cities in the US to do these “thug” actions because someone is making money. Come on over here to Philly and try that crap Ms. McSpadden. If these actions are true–then you are DEAD wrong and should be punished. The other question is this–how much money have you received from people since the death of your son and what are you doing with it?

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  13. Drue Ferguson

    I agree Michael Brown’s mother , should have went through the courts,but, she was pissed off @ the hustling in her son’s name! Allegedly Michael Brown was on his way to, his grandmother’s house, when he was murdered…these two females, have very little love for each other, and it is now apparent that, Michael’s mother is “the one who throws the spears” in that community.

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  14. Objective Analysis

    Well we now know where the late Mike Brown gets the propensity to do ARMED ROBBERIES. His momma! LOL! Runs in the family. She took a gang of 20 to 30 folks to beat up and destroy grandma of mike brown? Gang, Prison and HOOOD mentality is at work. Time to lock her up.

    This is definitely not going to help her civil case to get a damages for wrongful death of her son by the City of Ferguson, I can tell you that.

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    • Billie

      I agree. The grandmother Pearlie raised Michael, not the mom. And the moms boyfriend is a Gang member who just got out of prison. No doubt it was his friends who helped beat the grandmother because Mikes mom wanted that money. Mikes mom needs to go to jail Pearlie could have been killed. Mike I hate to say was probably violent because of the mom.

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  15. blkfootblaque

    Didn’t this happen to O.J. Simpson and that’s what landed him in Prison. That woman (Mikes mom) was not thinking.

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  16. Larryj

    To sometimes determine the behavior of the child, look at the behavior of the parent. Michael Brown prior to his murder by a racist sick white police officer, had robbed and bullied the owner of a store! Now look at the negative behavior of his mother…..

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    • Billie

      Not only did it happen, but Pearlie went to the hospital. She raised Michael, not his mother. And her Gang boyfriend helped her to get the money & beat the grandmother. That family is messed up.

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  17. Billie

    I hate to say it but Michael’s mom was involved with this & watched her son’s grandmother get attacked, & took the money. Pearlie is the one who was raising Michael, not his mother. He lived with the grandmother. The mothers boyfriend, the one that shouted burn this Bytch down, is a Gang member, & is in & out of prison all the time. No doubt Michael’s mom wanted that money, & her boyfriend brought the homies to beat the grandmother. This family had a lot of problems & violence in it. And yes the mother, boyfriend, & the rest should be prosecuted. Lucky that the grandmother wasn’t killed. Pearlie had every right to sell those shirts, she raised Michael, not the mom.

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  18. Heather

    If my child were killed, it’s unthinkable and unacceptable in my mind, but I think about if I were in her shoes. I would not be in my right, rational mind, but I would sure as hell be unwilling to stand by while people tried to make money off my child and MY tragedy. Those people are disgraceful. Did the money in fact go to fight for justice? It seems the mother didn’t thinks so.

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