The 18-year-old whose death at the hands of the police caused more than a week of violent protest in Missouri has been laid to rest.  Funeral services were held Monday for Michael Brown, who was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on August 9. 

Thousands of mourners filled the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis for the more than two hour service which was actually cut short by the family’s request.  The Reverend Al Sharpton, who conducted the eulogy, called for a " fair and impartial investigation" into the shooting.  Those who attended Brown's funeral include radio host Tom Joyner, film director Spike Lee, California Representative Maxine Waters and the Reverend Jesse Jackson.  Brown’s family asked for no protests on Monday out of respect for their son, and police report no arrests or problems overnight in Ferguson.

 

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