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  • Yes, he openly called a crowd to commit arson - and they did

    32 65.31%
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    12 24.49%
  • 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?

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    You lost me when you said Ferguson was the "political, industrial, social and economic center of the United States".
    Yeah, same here. Before this happened, I'd never even heard of Ferguson.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Satire.

    Given all happening in the USA and the world, do you REALLY think the media coverage time given to Ferguson was proportional to everything else?
    It's not like there was a huge catastrophe that demanded their attention elsewhere. You go where news is happening, not the places where things matter. I mean really, which do you think was more important to cover? The latest relationship gossip in LA/stock reports from Wall Street, or cover an area what is the focal point for a hot issue (race relations) in this country?

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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.
    Don't you think a jury should decide that?

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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.
    That is true, however the step-father of the target, Brown, of the riot gave permission to the on-the-egde crowd to burn the city.

    I can't believe it had no effect at all.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    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!!!"
    That is an excuse. Why would you think he didn't chose his words carefully?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Not exactly the classiest guy and nobody I'd want as a next door neighbor but a few things:

    1. Anyone committing arson KNEW is was a crime regardless of what the step dad said. They are truly the guilty ones.
    2. Although calling for rioting is a crime, I tend to give people suffering a recent death of a loved one some leeway when no one was harmed as a direct result of their actions, at least until some time has passed.
    3. That naturally leads to this question: Would the rioters have rioted anyway or where they just going to get together and sing cum ba ya but were driven to barbarism by Michael Brown's stepdad? I personally then no.
    If your loved one dies, would you be screaming to burn down your town? Would any of us here?

    He chose his words and he should be responsible for them. He is not a child, even if people want to treat him like one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That is an excuse. Why would you think he didn't chose his words carefully?
    I kind of suspect that he's not the brightest bulb on the tree to begin with and, from the look of things, has the emotional maturity of a 2 year old.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I kind of suspect that he's not the brightest bulb on the tree to begin with and, from the look of things, has the emotional maturity of a 2 year old.
    That might be, but none of that excuses his behavior, nor should it. Would you have chosen those words even if you were emotional about your girlfriends son?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That might be, but none of that excuses his behavior, nor should it. Would you have chosen those words even if you were emotional about your girlfriends son?
    What are you going to punish him with? There was no secret that there was going to be rioting and I have no reason to believe that he was the reason for the caution.

    If there's going to be anything that should be done then it should be that jackass in the White House getting on the tube and actually condemning that kind of behavior.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Don't you think a jury should decide that?
    Like I said, the people who committed the arson are responsible for their own actions.
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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