Mike Brown’s stepfather is in hot water this week as police inch closer and closer to charging him with inciting riots in Ferguson.
Last week, Louis Head, who is married to Michael Brown’s mother, was captured on video urging an angry Ferguson mob to “burn this b*tch down!” Now, Head is desperately trying to backtrack as police continue their investigation of him.
Head said in a statement that his emotions, “got the best of me.” He went on to apologize to those “who read my pain and anger as a true desire for what I want for our community. It wasn’t.”
The statement continued:
“I was so angry and full of raw emotions, as so many others were, and granted, I screamed out words that I shouldn’t have screamed in the heat of the moment. But to place blame solely on me for the conditions of our community, and country, after the grand jury decision goes way too far and is as wrong as the decision itself. To declare a state of emergency and send a message of war, and not peace, before a grand jury decision was announced is also wrong.
In the end, I’ve lived in this community for a long time. The last thing I truly wanted was to see it go up in flames. In spite of my frustration, it really hurt to see that. Now it’s time to rebuild. If we are to honor Michael Brown’s memory, we need to work together to make rebuilding happen.”
This “apology” seems half-hearted at best. Head acknowledges that he didn’t want to see Ferguson to burn, but then blamed the grand jury decision for his actions instead of taking any kind of responsibility himself.
Maybe Head will start singing a different tune when he’s finally arrested for his crimes…
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H/T: NBC News