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Michael Jackson booster stands for 'all the fans that aren't here'

September 29, 2011 |  9:37 am

Michael Jackson fans gather at courthouse Gregory Son stood outside the Los Angeles County courthouse for the Conrad Murray trial on Thursday morning -- just as he did six years ago for Michael Jackson's child molestation trial.

Son was one of the cadre of people gathered to show their support for either Jackson or Murray as the doctor's trial proceeds.

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Son moved to Hollywood from Spokane, Wash., in 2005 to attend Jackson's trial.

"I've always been here standing up for our brother," Son said. "He did nothing but devote his life to us [the fans]."

Son feels his presence represents the love many have for Jackson and his memory.

"One man is many. I represent all the fans that aren't here," he said while holding up a "Soldiers of Love" sign made by a fan in Mexico.

As a man walked up with a handful of tattered pictures of Jackson's star on Hollywood Boulevard,  Son grew suspicious. The man said he was selling the photographs and pocketing the money.

"Money for who?" asked Son, who was wearing reflective aviator sunglasses and a red sequined arm band that read "justice."

"Money for me," the man replied.

"I can't let you do that," he said before running the man off. "It's disrespectful."


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-- Dalina Castellanos at Los Angeles County Superior Court

Photo: Gregory Son outside the Los Angeles County courthouse. Credit: Dalina Castellanos / Los Angeles Times