Continued unrest in Ferguson after two officers shot - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Continued unrest in Ferguson after two officers shot

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After two St. Louis County, Missouri police officers were during Wednesday night protests of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager killed by a white police officer, there is more unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

The latest incident has the nation speaking out, including the Brown family attorney who was in the Mid-South.

The family's lawyer was in the Memphis area Thursday and strongly condemned whoever fired the shots.

"I mean when you start pulling out guns and shooting, especially when you start shooting at police officers, so that's not something that we want to see," said Daryl Parks.

Parks and his firm also represented Trayvon Martin's family. He says even though court outcomes have made a lot of people angry, the families of the teenagers have called for anything but violence.

"In the course of this Michael Brown situation, that the parents, in fact the dad has done PSA's in the St. Louis area asking people not to be violent and to conduct themselves properly," added Parks.

The two officers shot are now out of the hospital. Parks believes anger and rage will do nothing but hamper efforts to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the community.

Parks added, "It just doesn't have a place. I think you have a wonderful conversation taking place in the country about the lives of all people."

Parks says if there are protests- whether in Ferguson Missouri or right here in Memphis, he wants them to be productive and not violent.

"People hopefully will honor their wishes and honor the legacy and memories of Michael Brown by not engaging in that type of conduct," Parks added.

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