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Video: Did Michael Brown's Stepfather Incite a Riot and Break the Law?

December 02, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Did Michael Brown's Stepfather Incite a Riot and Break the Law?

Authorities are investigating whether Michael Brown's stepfather intended to incite a riot last week when he urged a crowd in Ferguson, Missouri, to "Burn this bitch down" after the grand jury's decision was announced, the city's police chief said Tuesday.

No charges have been filed against Louis Head in the incident, but police have interviewed people who know Head and who were with him November 24, the day a prosecutor announced that Officer Darren Wilson (who has since resigned) would not be indicted in the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, Police Chief Tom Jackson said.

Shortly after St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch's announcement, Head stood above a crowd of demonstrators -- some of them shouting "F--- the police!" -- and yelled, "Burn this motherf---er down!" and "Burn this bitch down!"

Ferguson, already tense from weeks of awaiting the grand jury's decision, erupted following McCulloch's news conference. A row of businesses on West Florissant Avenue, a major thoroughfare in the St. Louis suburb, was engulfed in flames. Police cars and vehicles at a nearby dealership were turned into fireballs. There were so many blazes that firefighters couldn't reach all of them.

Police have not spoken to Head about his actions, but they intend to do so, Jackson said, adding that multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation.

Comments (10)

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Bill @ 12/2/2014 1:27 PM

The only real question is if the local prosecutor will be able to bring him up on charges. The evidence is clear.

Really? @ 12/2/2014 3:31 PM

If there is evidence to support it, then Mr. (not using his) Head should be prosecuted, and made to give restitution. I know it wont be possible to pay everyone for what was done, but at least make an example out of him. Give him 1 million hours of community service.

Capt. Crunch @ 12/2/2014 3:56 PM

No one is above the law unless you are friends with Obama.

kevCopAz @ 12/2/2014 3:57 PM

Pretty obvious that yes he did…but also obvious that they wont prosecute him for anything! The obvious reason for that is ball less authorities and his race.

XXXXX @ 12/2/2014 4:02 PM

I would be more concerned in finding out who shot and burn to death the young man that was sitting in the car. I'm not insinuating the stepfather was involved, but if the kid was a witness or even perceived as one, that's more concerning than a man telling people to do what they were going to do anyway.

Tom Ret @ 12/2/2014 4:36 PM

Mr Head is another role model for black ghetto thugs. Too bad the mob didn't take his comment about burning this bitch down, and burn down his house. The chances of him owning a home however are remote.

Captain @ 12/3/2014 6:52 AM

Where is the 24 hour media coverage, Rev. Sharpton? I highly doubt that he will be charged. no one has the stones to do what's right any longer. He should be charged with inciting a riot. The victims of Ferguson should demand it. Officer Wilson you are in our thoughts and prayers

Tom Ret @ 12/3/2014 10:03 AM

Sign expressing fear in the black community reads- No mother should have to fear for her son's life every time he robs a store.

XXXXX @ 12/3/2014 1:01 PM

@Tom Ret You might what to read this in reference to your post.

Ima Leprechaun @ 12/6/2014 4:52 AM

Yes, Mr Head is very much responsible. He demanded that the arson's happen through his call to burn the city down! He has to be charged with inciting to riot with intent to kill.

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