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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    We have another thread on this board right now where the preacher has, on several occasions from the pulpit, called for the assassination of President Obama. Two visits from the Secret Service later? No arrest. I think our government is loath to prosecute these kinds of things for obvious reasons.

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    You can't prosecute unless there's something at least planned, or someone takes an action.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    In hindsight the asshole wishes there was no video https://abcnews.go.com/US/michael-br...ry?id=27331195

    WHich seems to have worked


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

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    Yes, I probably gave the WRONG kind of example. Gulp.
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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. There is no reason to prosecute the guy.

    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.

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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?
    If making threats of harm to someone else is illegal and you can't yell fire in a crowed theater when there is no fire then sure he should be charged.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Nah. While he may have said "Burn this bitch down" at the end of the day, the people who committed arson are responsible for their actions. You may condemn what he said, but the people who committed arson still had a choice as to whether or not they would go through with the act. They have ears, eyes, and minds of their own.
    Sure... "kill Whitey!! kill Whitey!! " and then a bunch of black kids murder a white guy. Same goes for Jews, the president and other things. The guy is 100% guilty.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    No. There is no reason to prosecute the guy.

    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.
    He didn't incite a damn thing? You OBVIOUSLY did not watch the video. He is only standing in front of a large and angry crowd screaming "burn this bitch down" exciting them even more. I guess that no tyrant in history has been guilty of inciting crowds...
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    He may have been speaking from grief for his stepson..
    People say stuff they don't mean when they are angry.
    People have to be held accountable for what they say...
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't incite a damn thing? You OBVIOUSLY did not watch the video. He is only standing in front of a large and angry crowd screaming "burn this bitch down" exciting them even more. I guess that no tyrant in history has been guilty of inciting crowds...
    He was acting out emotionally. It was pretty much the same thing as when you're 4 year old screams "I want ice cream now!!!"

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