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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says the DNC should not be criticized for allowing Michael Brown’s mother to appear on stage at the Democratic National Convention.

Lezley McSpadden was included in the group of mothers whose children had died at the hands of police officers or by gun violence.  Interviewed on Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” the NBA Hall of Famer said the real issue is why are officers so aggressive with black people — people they don’t know or understand.  He said police make conclusions that blacks are dangerous and then kill them with no justification.  Police organizations are particularly angry Michael Brown’s mother was included since the Justice Department determined Brown punched and grabbed the officer before he was shot to death.

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