Funeral For Michael Brown Brings Top Names To Ferguson
Slain teenager Michael Brown was remembered at the VMA's with the rapper Common calling for a moment of silence.
Common said, "I want us all to take a moment of silence for Mike Brown and for peace in our country and in the world."
But Twitter erupted with outrage at a photo that showed Kim Kardashian and her sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner texting during the moving tribute.
One tweet read, "Let's not pretend we're shocked the Kardashian girls were texting during a moment of silence for Ferguson at the VMA's."
"I would pay top dollar to see Kim Kardashian point out Ferguson on a map," said another.
MTV confirmed the photo was taken at the same time as the moment of silence, but a Kim Kardashian spokesman denied she was texting.
Meanwhile, the funeral for Brown was held Monday, and his mother dissolved into tears.
The teenager's coffin was covered with roses and his favorite baseball cap. He was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.
One speaker at the funeral said, "We have had enough of this senseless killing. We have had enough of it."
The church was packed with thousands of mourners, including famed director Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, and the parents of another slain teenager, Trayvon Martin.
And there was more fallout from last week's chaos in Ferguson.
One cop, who pushed CNN reporter Don Lemon and threatened to arrest him, has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced online where he make this disturbing comment: "I've killed a lot, and if I need to, I'll kill a whole bunch more. If you don't want to get killed, don't show up in front of me. That simple."
Dan Page made the incendiary remark last April to a conservative veterans group in which he attacked blacks, gays and President Obama. The St. Louis' police chief has apologized, calling the cop's speech "bizarre" and added, "The statements made about killing are unacceptable and not what we are about as a department."
Yet, there was more controversy as Ferguson attempted to heal.