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  • Only if it proven people who heard this then did commit arson

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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    In front of a large crowd of protestors, Michael Brown's stepfather on a platform started shouting "BURN IT DOWN! BURN IT DOWN!" to a larger crowd in a situation were arson was not only a possibility, but then in fact did happen.

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    Should he be prosecuted?
    No. We've got enough problems right now. Prosecuting him for six words in this climate makes no sense.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    In front of a large crowd of protestors, Michael Brown's stepfather on a platform started shouting "BURN IT DOWN! BURN IT DOWN!" to a larger crowd in a situation were arson was not only a possibility, but then in fact did happen.

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    Should he be prosecuted?
    Yes, free speech is one thing but you can't holler fire in a crowded theater and you can't by your words incite a riot.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Yes, free speech is one thing but you can't holler fire in a crowded theater and you can't by your words incite a riot.
    If the evidence is airtight that he did it, he should be prosecuted. But I can't imagine he will be. Can you imagine the riots, if he were arrested? We're being terrorized by domestic terrorists. And here for years people have expected terrorism from muslims.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Yes -- he was inciting an angry mob to riot and destroy private property.

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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I've always though it was bull**** to point fingers at the media. The media is responsible for showing what is going on on the ground, and what the mood of the general public is. Were they to completely ignore the the riots and arson, that would of been grossly inaccurate of them to try and portray that picture. All the media did, and they did a good job in the aftermath (at least CNN did, Fox didn't have as much a presence on the ground) was to be in the midst of it and show the human drama that was going on. And by the way, many pundits were calling for non-violent protests, but that was never going to happened sadly, not in Ferguson at least. Outside things have been peaceful for the 95-99% of protests.
    No, I'm referring to before the riots. It is the media that decides what of 100,000 things to focus on.

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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    If the evidence is airtight that he did it, he should be prosecuted. But I can't imagine he will be. Can you imagine the riots, if he were arrested? We're being terrorized by domestic terrorists. And here for years people have expected terrorism from muslims.
    He broke the law... You are right he won't be prosecuted......... As far as rioting goes I have a different soulution for the problem then most...It is sit up a couple of 30 caliber machine guns and when the looters and rioters show up fire a few rounds over their heads....Problem solved no more rioters and looters.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    In front of a large crowd of protestors, Michael Brown's stepfather on a platform started shouting "BURN IT DOWN! BURN IT DOWN!" to a larger crowd in a situation were arson was not only a possibility, but then in fact did happen.

    http://blog.honest.com/5-natural-way...nfant-eczema/#

    Should he be prosecuted?
    I cant imagine a more petty prosecution.

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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I don't think he should be prosecuted, but I think that all the people who gave false eyewitness statements should be prosecuted. There was one that said that they were eyewitness to Brown laying on his stomach, and Wilson firing into his back several times. That hindered .. well you can't really say prosecution, because he wasn't on trial yet. The false statements certainly hindered a proper Grand Jury proceeding.
    This. Absolutely they should be prosecuted. It was their lies that caused much of what's gone wrong.

    I selected "yes" in the poll on the stepfather but I really should have said "let the Grand Jury decide". I'm all about free speech and all that, but people have been jailed for Facebook posts and then there was that loony old man in Utah who was just punished for the hate crime which was wrong, but he didn't really take any specific actions. You could make the case that he had a right to free speech too, I guess.

    This whole Ferguson **** is just a mess all around.

    I don't know, maybe dear old stepdad should have to pay with some sort of community service, like cleaning up the businesses he encouraged people to "burn down".
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    I don't give a sh!t.

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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    If the evidence is airtight that he did it, he should be prosecuted. But I can't imagine he will be. Can you imagine the riots, if he were arrested? We're being terrorized by domestic terrorists. And here for years people have expected terrorism from muslims.
    If by evidence do you mean is there undisputed evidence that he said "burn the mother****ers down" and all of that? Or evidence that his words actually incited the riots/looting/mother****ing burning"?

    As far as imagining the riots if he was arrested, that's a really scary thought and you're so right...it was be mayhem (even worse than it already is).
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