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Police consider charges against Michael Brown's stepdad

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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:27 PM
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Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for his actions in the hours after a grand jury determined that the officer who fatally shot Brown would not be charged, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said Tuesday.

CNN reports that police are trying to determine whether Brown's stepfather, Louis Head, was attempting to incite a riot on Nov. 24 when he screamed "Burn this ---- down" to a crowd of protesters after St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury's decision


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Well, its been brought up as a possibility here on ATS and now it would seem as though there may be official momentum on this.

Regardless of the initial cause (the shooting incident), I think the police's first response the evening of the shooting when they rolled over the makeshift memorial and brought in dogs etc (will see if I can find the video) was designed to create an equal overreaction theu could then use to justify the even heavier, militarily geared reaponse.

Those first protests did have some bad elements, but there were many examples of egregious overreach by the Gestapo.

The incident referred to in the OP was brought about in reaponse to the Grand Jury not issuing a true bill and as a result, Mike Brown's stepdad uttered the above-referenced phrase in context with crowd who had gathered in support of the family.

Or so we were led to believe.

I think riots would have happend regardless of the decision or whether or not someone souted encouragement.

But, the fact that there was an angry crowd in place, the behavior has to be considered as encouraging lawlessness and should be properly dealt with.



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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

nice...
hopefully they stop considering it and do it...

i was hoping for this....


police are trying to determine whether Brown's stepfather, Louis Head, was attempting to incite a riot on Nov. 24 when he screamed "Burn this ---- down" to a crowd of protesters
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im wondering if he was not trying to incite a riot, what was he doing then?
it certainly didnt seem the the call for peace to me

later big head
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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

I couldn't help think about this when CNN was playing the clip back to back all day. People were locked up for making harmless Ebola joke (Yes, they were in poor taste given the panic at the moment), yet the step father almost single handily started the burning of Ferguson.

Cleveland man accused of joking about Ebola charged with felony inducing panic



CLEVELAND, Ohio – Bond is set at $10,000 for a Cleveland man charged with inducing panic after being accused of telling a Horseshoe Casino worker that he was gambling to avoid his Ebola-stricken ex-wife.


Then there's Ebola joke rattles passengers on US Airways flight to Dominican Republic



A four-member hazmat crew dressed in gear resembling blue space suits filed on to US Airways Flight 845 Wednesday when an Ebola joke backfired.


I think in fairness of Justice and Peace, he should at least have charges filed against him.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:35 PM
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Can people not see they are dividing us so we hate each other not there corrupt system?


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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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I also think he should be charged. They have the evidence on video. I hope they make him pay restitution also.


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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

I'm glad they are looking into charges here. It's no different than him standing up in a crowded theater and yelling "FIRE!!!". The man knew what a powder keg Ferguson was when he pulled this stunt IMO. He knew that the crowd would go nuts when he did what he did.

He used the power he had in this situation the wrong way. He abused it and deliberately incited a riot because he didn't get the verdict that he wanted. It absolutely needs to be looked into.

The riots may very well have happened regardless, but he did not need to fan the flames and by doing so... We will never know if they would have rioted or not.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:41 PM
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very true.
the riots very well may have happened had he not said this.
i tend to think they would have

having said that

big daddy head did say what he said.
the protest was a protest before he said it
the protest turned to a riot after he said it


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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:43 PM
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Good...he should be locked up and be held accountable for the damage. Restitution needs to be paid to the rest of the community by him.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:45 PM
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CNN reports that police are trying to determine whether Brown's stepfather, Louis Head, was attempting to incite a riot on Nov. 24 when he screamed "Burn this ---- down" to a crowd of protesters after St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury's decision



They're "trying to determine" ???

Rich.

Does this mean they might have to go to the St.Louis County Grand Jury?

Who gets to be the "prosecutor" I wonder.

Oh the Irony !!!




posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 03:45 PM
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They can't hear you. They'd rather revel in misery. Some one elses' problem syndrome.

It's a frightening time to live in, since the zombies won the world.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:01 PM
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While on the one hand I want charges filed against this idiot, my other hand wants this whole thing to go away.

FFS, it's damn near 2015 and we're more divided now than I've seen in my 38 years on this messed up rock.

I'll pray for a brighter future.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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well if we are now gonna suddenly decide to pursue justice then someone gave police stand down orders at that time. It is just as unlawful to order someone who is paid to uphold the law to stand by and allow everything to take place that night. That does not even include the genius that decided to leave the booze store unboarded allowing mobs to arm themselves with the very weapons that started all the fires. At the least protecting alchol and gasoline would be wise in that situation. This reeks as a call for more of the same.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:08 PM
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Could he face felony level charges?


Under federal law, a riot is a public disturbance involving an act of violence by one or more persons assembled in a group of at least three people. Inciting a riot applies to a person who organizes, encourages, or participates in a riot. It can apply to one who urges or instigates others to riot. According to 18 USCS § 2102 "to incite a riot", or "to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot", includes, but is not limited to, urging or instigating other persons to riot, but shall not be deemed to mean the mere oral or written (1) advocacy of ideas or (2) expression of belief, not involving advocacy of any act or acts of violence or assertion of the rightness of, or the right to commit, any such act or acts.”


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Not that anyone who could level federal charges would, or that if such charges were brought, that they wouldn't be negated by the pardoner-in-chief.
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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:09 PM
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He helped incite a riot. Why not bring charges against him?

Pathetic country seriously.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


originally posted by: deadeyedick
That does not even include the genius that decided to leave the booze store unboarded allowing mobs to arm themselves with the very weapons that started all the fires. .

Wait ... what? Did I read that correctly? Are you blaming the victim, the owner of the liquor store, who was robbed ... for being robbed? What about the 'genius's' who broke in and robbed the store? Shouldn't they be to blame for the robbery and not the victim?

As for the father ... if it turns out that he really said what the press says he said, then he should be charged. And I hope the stores sue him. Not that they'd get anything out of the bum but it's the principle of the matter.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:14 PM
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Don't let your mouth write checks your buttocks cannot cash.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:16 PM
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originally posted by: deadeyedick
That does not even include the genius that decided to leave the booze store unboarded allowing mobs to arm themselves with the very weapons that started all the fires. At the least protecting alchol and gasoline would be wise in that situation. This reeks as a call for more of the same.


oh of course.
yet again, not big heads fault. not the looters fault.
its the cops fault and the store owners fault for not boarding up the alize'

nice



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:20 PM
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If he really said what they say he said ???? There's videos everywhere arrest the guy for Gods sake. Oh sorry God doesn't exist in Furg# town




posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 04:25 PM
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well if we are now gonna suddenly decide to pursue justice then someone gave police stand down orders at that time. It is just as unlawful to order someone who is paid to uphold the law to stand by and allow everything to take place that night.


You're absolutely right.


"Is the reason that the National Guard was not in there because the Obama administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out? I cannot imagine any other reason why the governor who mobilized the National Guard would not have them in there to stop this."

Other than direct intervention from the Obama administration, such a decision is "inexplicable," Kinder told Fox News.

Kinder told Megyn Kelly of Fox News that Ferguson's mayor was "desperately" trying to reach Nixon during the riots, but could not get his calls returned.

"He owes us some answers beyond the flimsy clichés and empty pieties that he offered this afternoon in his press conference when one reporter put my question to him," Kinder said.


Missouri Lt. Gov.: Lack Of National Guard Presence Due To Obama?

Let me know how that goes.
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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 05:29 PM
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originally posted by: Hushabye
a reply to: haven123

They can't hear you. They'd rather revel in misery. Some one elses' problem syndrome.

It's a frightening time to live in, since the zombies won the world.


ignorance is bliss




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