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Lesley McSpadden, mother of slain 18 year-old Michael Brown speaks during a press conference at Jennings Mason Temple Church of God In Christ, on August 11, 2014 in Jennings, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Lesley McSpadden, mother of slain 18 year-old Michael Brown speaks during a press conference at Jennings Mason Temple Church of God In Christ, on August 11, 2014 in Jennings, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

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FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - The parents of slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown agreed to a rare sit-down media interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Thursday night, on Cooper’s AC360 show.

Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. revealed they actually talked with their son about how to avoid confrontations with police, because he looked a lot older than he actually was.

But that didn’t prevent the 18-year-old from being fatally shot by a Ferguson officer two weeks ago.

Michael’s father responded to a question about what he thinks it will take for justice to be served in the case, “He’s (the police officer) got to go to jail, so we can have some type of peace. If he’s walking around with pay, that’s not fair to us.”

Both parents did say that their face-to-face meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder this week did restore some faith that they will achieve justice.
To watch video of the interview, click here . Part two can be found here.

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