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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. More Here.

December 02, 2014
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John Wilson @ 12/3/2014 11:15 AM

Sadly, it is individual actions such as this that cause riots, looting, destruction of property. I understand his grief, but it doesn't give him the right to call for anarchy and disorder.

John Wilson @ 12/3/2014 11:17 AM

It is unfortunate that a grieving parent would incite a crowd to riot and destroy the very town he was raised in and defy law enforcement. There is no excuse for anarchy or people who incite riots.

Realist @ 12/3/2014 11:28 AM

He says "burn this bitch down" multiple times. Next, the city is on fire. It must also be considered that he was in a high focus position when he said it. He wasn't just another person in the crowd. He bears the responsibility of ordering the city to be burned. To put it into perspective, we can take it on a smaller scale, let's say a singer at a concert says "burn this bitch down" during his concert because he is mad about something. He would likely be held liable if people lit the venue on fire. Browns step father was all over the media and speaking in front of a large community. His status in the community and his directions to burn the city were very straight forward and were carried out. I don't see how he CANT be charged.

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