"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
In hindsight the asshole wishes there was no video https://abcnews.go.com/US/michael-br...ry?id=27331195
WHich seems to have worked
All across the country they were gearing up for riots well before this guy had his little meltdown so he didn't incite a damned thing and, more importantly, if we start prosecuting people for saying stupid stuff we'll need LOTS more judges and courtrooms.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
AS best I can tell the standard does not require people to act based on his words. That he was making incendiary comments to an angry crowd would probably be enough to reach the standard for inciting to riot. AS a law and order type, I tend to think that charges would be warranted. The only question is whether he pushed it to a jury trial, if they would be able to get a conviction. Getting a jury to convict an anguished stepfather expressing his anger might be too difficult to be worth the effort.