Elder Cortly "C. D." Witherspoon, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, has been outspoken on the matter of police brutality in the wake of Brown's death in Missouri. Sunday night, he offered the following statement: "We join the faithful around the City of Baltimore praying for the swift, and speedy recovery of the now unknown wounded officer. We pray that God dispatches a legion of Angels to act on his behalf. We have the same care, and concern for him, as we have for the victims of Police Terror, and their families. We applaud the Mayor, Commissioner, and States Attorney for standing beside the officers family during this difficult time, and hope that share the same level of compassion for the victims of Police Terror. We are united in our opposition to violence, whether it's Police Involved Shootings, or Police Terror. We have never seen the Mayor, Police Commission, and States Attorney stand with citizens, as we stand with the families of the victims of Police Terror. We believe that human life has value, and that one life lost is too many, officer or civilian #alllivesmatter"