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Michael Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, is being investigated by police for possibly trying to instigate a riot after the grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Ferguson Police chief Tom Jackson confirmed on Tuesday, that the department is trying to assess whether there is any legitimacy to the fact that Head tried to incite a riot on Nov. 2.

Brown’s stepfather was heard screaming “Burn this —–down” to an already heated crowd of protesters after Robert McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor read the grand jury’s decision.

During an interview with Fox News, the police chief also alluded to the fact that Head could face criminal charges. ‘We are pursuing (an investigation) into those comments, and there is a lot of discussion going on about that right now”. “But I really can’t get into that right now”.

Head’s public tirade was captured on video by The New York Times, and Jackson said that Ferguson police had spoken to some of the people who were in the area with Head but that Head himself has not been brought in for questioning.

Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the Brown Family acknowledged that Head’s rant was irresponsible but attributed it to the duress the family was under that night.

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  • ALM247

    Wow. So Louis Head has been forced to apologize for a very human reaction to a tragic situation, the NFL team has been asked to apologize for showing peaceful solidarity, but Darren Wilson says that he wouldn’t have done anything differently, and there is no apology requested.

    • Love.tweet.joi

      No objection, wrong complexion.

    • good point, but that is typical.

  • B Cooper

    No indictment in Staten Island’s Eric Garner case! SMDH

    • ALM247

      Yep….no surprise there, either.

  • PurpNGold1

    They won, now they want to rub it in.

  • noirluv45

    You know what gets me about AmeriKKKa? She has her nose up with her self-righteous attitude towards the rioters and looters, all the while she has blood on her hands. We’ve gone into countries, pillaged and raped and slaughtered, then have the nerve to get all indignant when Black folks have had enough.

    He was angry and apologized, but he cannot be responsible for other grown people do.

    The police chief needs to sit his arse down and focus on the one who really started all this…DARREN FREAKING WILSON!

    • Preach Sister.

    • noirluv45

      Hey truth *waving*. I’m sick and tired of this nonsense!!!!

    • Exactly. There is no post racial America. Hopefully, more people can wake up.

    • noirluv45

      I think many people are waking up, truth. However, unfortunately, the Uncle Ruckus’s will always be with us.

    • I agree with you. I am glad that many human beings are waking up.

  • Anthony

    Quite simply, this abuse of power.