Mike Brown’s Family to Blame for Inciting Riots?
The cries, violent outbursts, and rioting that happened in Ferguson last week, may not have been as spontaneous as it looked. Upon hearing that the police officer who shot Mike Brown was not indicted, mobs of residents tore Ferguson apart. And, it seems, that's exactly what someone in Mike Brown's family wanted to happen.
When St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Robert McCulloch, announced the grand jury's decision to not indict Officer Wilson, Mike Brown's step-father climbed on a platform, in front of hundreds of demonstrators, and delivered an expletive-rich rant that included, "F--- the police", "burn this motherf---er down", and "burn this b---- down".
Here it is on video, followed by some damage control spin from Sharpton and his cronies:
Well, just as he wished, that's exactly what the demonstrators did. Within 15 minutes of the announcement police received their first reports of looting. Businesses in Ferguson were set on fire, police cars and cars at a nearby dealership were rolled and set ablaze. It wasn't long before there were more fires raging than local firefighters could handle.
Mike Brown's step-father, Louis Head, is now under investigation for inciting the violent riots, rampant looting, and incidents of arson. The Ferguson police chief says he plans to bring charges against every one who is responsible for "taking away people's property, their livelihoods, their jobs, their businesses".
So far, Ferguson police have interviewed people who were with Head when he yelled at the crowd. But, Head himself has yet to be interviewed. Lesley McSpadden, Mike Brown's mother and Louis Head's wife, has defended his comments. She says it's "impossible" for him to have caused others to act. In an interview with CNN, McSpadden said she felt like she had been shot when she heard the decision and that her husband was simply angry. Anger is understandable for a loss of a child, but an investigation will now decide if this was anywhere near an appropriate reaction as a "simply angry" stepfather.
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