It seems that Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson can act quickly on a potential crime when he wants to. Word is coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, that Jackson is investigating Louis Head, stepfather of Michael Brown, for inciting a riot. After the emotional grand jury decision not to indict former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown, Head made an emotional statement. He stated to the already angry crowd, “Burn this mother— down! Burn this B— down”!
As time passed, the crowd became unruly and fires were started by some protesters, resulting in at least 12 businesses being burned. Jackson appeared on Fox News and host Sean Hannity asked him if comments by Head incited the riot and if he should be charged. “We are pursuing those comments and there’s a lot of discussion going on about that right now,” Jackson responded.
However, there is no discussion on the true reason for the riot, Darren Wilson killing Michael Brown. This combined with the perceived denial of justice resulted in the righteous indignation of the protesters of Ferguson that lead to the riots. Not the emotional outburst of Head, despite what Jackson or Hannity may try to put forth. If Wilson had been indicted, the riots would not have occurred, no one man in Ferguson has that much power to incite a riot. But that has not stopped Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder from agreeing with Jackson and even taking a swipe at the Rev. Al Sharpton and President Barack Obama. Kinder told FOX News, “I cannot imagine any previous American president, of either party, welcoming an inciter of mobs like Rev. Sharpton into the White House, into his inner councils, for sober advice. It’s just wrong to have a man with Sharpton’s background … into such privileged councils.”
There is no word from the family’s legal team on Chief Jackson’s investigation to charge Head for inciting a riot.