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Michael Brown's father asks for quiet ahead of the teen's funeral

Michael Brown's father asks for quiet ahead of the teen's funeral

Michael Brown Sr. called for a day of calm on Monday, the day of the funeral of his 18-year-old son, who was shot and killed two weeks ago by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. "All I want is peace while my son is being laid to rest," he said at a gathering, PeaceFest, in St. Louis. A grand jury is hearing evidence on the Aug. 9 shooting, which touched off more than a week of protests. Read more at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.