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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I'm not about to condone throwing the book at someone who simply has an emotional meltdown. As I said before, the threat of riots had already been considered well before this guys outburst.
    He admitted his error in judgment. Who's going to convict a grieving father who does that? No one.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I agree. Plus, if the guy had any kind of relationship with his stepson, he may have been overly emotional as most fathers would be. I say leave the dude alone.
    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.
    And if he was prosecuted, this whole sad affair is never going to end..

    Until the next time..
    He wasn't his step father, but just the thug his mother was shacking up with.
    And it wasn't an immediate reaction as they were told before it was made public.





    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He admitted his error in judgment. Who's going to convict a grieving father who does that? No one.
    What grieving father?
    He was not a step dad. He was his mother's thug boyfriend who help the mother assault and steal from her son's grandmother on his fathers side.
    Grieving? Surrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreee! 90 days later. Not.
    It wasn't an immediate reaction as they were informed prior to the public being notified.





    Anyways, the whole potion of the video wasn't made available earlier.

    They have intent if they want to pursue the charges.

    @ 00:16 he can clearly be heard saying;
    “if I get up there, I’m going to start a riot”

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yeah, same here. Before this happened, I'd never even heard of Ferguson.
    That's my point. Until the media decided 24/7 that Ferguson was the center of the human race, few people had. Nothing else, not in the whole world, not in Congress, not anywhere, was 1/10th as important.

    The media used to have reporters around the world. But that cost money. So instead they have zip pinhead talking heads on one topic and one news crew one place. That's cheap.

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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.
    While I agree, he does have the freedom of speech, he was one of the de-facto leaders of the protest. Just as you would have any leader prosecuted for carrying out criminal actions he commanded his followers to do, he should be as well. Hell, Charles Manson is in prison for life, and he never killed anyone. He just told others to kill them for him.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No, he shouldn't be prosecuted. He did admit to being wrong, and going over the top. Doesn't make it right, but we don't need to prosecute.
    Saying you're sorry doesn't bring back the businesses that were burned down.

    Personally I think that he should be prosecuted as he most certainly did incite the crowd to violence as is evidenced by his words and the fact that buildings did get burned down. I also think that everyone that lied in their witness statements should be charged with perjury. I'd like to get them for incitement also since its their lies that got this crap started in the first place. Though I know that legally speaking they hold no accountability on that particular issue as all this violence was JUST a side effect that fed a much larger problem.

    That said, prosecuting him would just incite more violence so I can understand why the state wouldn't charge him...even if its wrong not to do so.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He admitted his error in judgment. Who's going to convict a grieving father who does that? No one.
    Grieving fathers get convicted all the time. Someone committing a what you think to be a crime against you, does not give you a free pass to break the law yourself.

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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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    hould he be prosecuted?


    Maybe the same grand jury that let his stepson's killer walk should make that call, eh?

    Who would argue with their wisdom?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Grieving fathers get convicted all the time.
    Someone committing a what you think to be a crime against you, does not give you a free pass to break the law yourself.




    What do you think should give someone a 'free pass to break the law' ?

    Fill us in.

    Where are these free passes handed out?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Saying you're sorry doesn't bring back the businesses that were burned down.

    Personally I think that he should be prosecuted as he most certainly did incite the crowd to violence as is evidenced by his words and the fact that buildings did get burned down. I also think that everyone that lied in their witness statements should be charged with perjury. I'd like to get them for incitement also since its their lies that got this crap started in the first place. Though I know that legally speaking they hold no accountability on that particular issue as all this violence was JUST a side effect that fed a much larger problem.

    That said, prosecuting him would just incite more violence so I can understand why the state wouldn't charge him...even if its wrong not to do so.
    I find it interesting that while you admit that it would just incite more violence, you still think it's wrong not to charge him. I'm curious, is charging this one man, a grieving father who in the heat of the moment says something he has since apologized for, worth many more businesses being burned down and even further unrest? Just how much value do you put on locking up one man when a city burns around the jailhouse?

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

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    He wasn't his step father, but just the thug his mother was shacking up with.
    And it wasn't an immediate reaction as they were told before it was made public.
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    Really?..I wondered why his mother wasn't up there with them..I assumed she was too grief stricken....

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