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Michael Brown: Mourning in the public eye




ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 25:  Lesley McSpadden cries during the funeral services for her son Michael Brown inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri. Michael Brown, an 18 year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by  Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the nearby town of Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson.  (Photo by Richard Perry-Pool/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 25: Lesley McSpadden cries during the funeral services for her son Michael Brown inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri. Michael Brown, an 18 year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the nearby town of Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Richard Perry-Pool/Getty Images)
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On Monday, mourners in St. Louis, Missouri turned out to grieve Michael Brown. The unarmed teenager was fatally shot by a police officer multiple times. His death has sparked protests and heated conversations about the police, the use of force and about the state of racial relations in this country.

But what about Michael Brown's parents? How do they say goodbye to their son when his death is one of the biggest stories in the nation? Russell Friedman is an executive director at the Grief Recovery Institute and he joins us to talk more how media attention and legal process could be hindering the grieving process.