Bernice King on Michael Brown: Peace isn't 'a moment'
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Bernice King, the youngest child of Martin Luther King, Jr., attended Michael Brown's funeral Monday, and met with leaders of the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
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00:01 I wanted to pay my respects to this family --
00:06 down to this terrible tragedy. I'm coming from a family that
00:10 -- Spain's gun violence twice my father obviously assassinated when outside.
00:15 And my grandmother. I was. Basically. Assassinated two I would say
00:22 but she was shot. In church when I was eleven years
00:25 of age. I know the depth of pain and and sense
00:32 of loss in the situation like this after attending a funeral
00:36 you met with the leaders of the protesters. What do they
00:40 tell you. That the issue. As we all know right now
00:44 it is the sense of trying to you. Figure out how
00:49 to find that balance between. Getting justice on the one hand.
00:56 And doing something to really empower. The community on the other
01:00 hand. Because everybody. For everybody I think there's a sense that
01:05 you know we've been dealing with this along time. That this
01:10 is perhaps different for different people. But it's sadistic. Kansas since
01:16 the feeling distant power disenfranchised. And it's like this you know.
01:22 The bubble -- it's like we're we're just sick and tired
01:26 of this particular point I'm here predominantly to listen. And --
01:31 hearing to see how. The kinks and it can be helpful.
01:36 In a situation like this has been a lot of talk
01:38 about nonviolence nonviolence. Is more than just the moment is actually
01:42 a way of life if we don't -- -- -- --
01:45 sent to find nonviolent social change. A situation like this. We
01:51 we have to figure out how. We can be helpful. And
01:55 not come in trying to take over but to hear. And
01:59 see you know what the people really want and -- And
02:03 I assume -- be the same conversation when you're going to
02:06 rip your current school district -- -- -- -- have a
02:09 different conversation there because those young people. And for young people.
02:14 You know there is there's a lot of anger and confusion.
02:19 This has been traumatic for many of them. Many of them
02:22 you know had to walk by and see the bodies --
02:25 him out for four. And a half hours and I just
02:29 can't even imagine having to take all that being as age.
02:33 781215. Year old. Express the if you haven't had to go
02:40 through that before. So the trauma that there has to be
02:44 addressed to me when we talk about mental health in America
02:47 now. This is an issues that lead -- gonna have to
02:51 address from a mental health perspective because they're going to be
02:53 terribly impacted by this.