FERGUSON, Missouri: The father of an unarmed teenager killed by a Ferguson police officer asked for calm ahead of a grand jury’s decision in the case. Michael Brown Sr., in a newly released video, said his grieving family appreciates the support of protesters and hopes everyone in the St. Louis region will avoid any violence. No matter what the grand
jury decides, Brown said he wants the teen’s death to transform the lives of people in the area. “My family and I are hurting,” the father said in the video posted on YouTube. “The whole region is hurting. I thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation. But hurting others and destroying property is not the answer,” he added. Officer Darren Wilson, 28, allegedly shot Michael Brown, 18, on August 9.