Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy on Monday at the memorial service for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer earlier this month.
During his address to the thousands in attendance at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Sharpton called on America to “deal with policing,” (in the video above, Sharpton’s speech begins around the 30 minute mark).
“We need those that are bad cops — we are not anti-police, we respect police — but those police that are wrong need to be dealt with just like those in our community who are wrong need to be dealt with,” Sharpton said.
He also called for a sustained movement to agitate for change, noting that progress is only made through a prolonged effort.
“We can’t have a fit, we’ve got to have a movement,” explained Sharpton. “A fit, you get mad and run out for a couple of nights. A movement means we’ve got to be here for the long haul and turn our chance into change, our demonstration into legislation. We have got to stay on this so we can stop this.”
Sharpton finished his speech by chanting “justice is going to come.”