An explosive video discovered by the Conservative Treehouse shows Mike Brown’s step-dad Louis Head warning, “I’m going to start a riot” moments before he climbed on a car and repeatedly wailed, “Burn This Bitch Down” in reaction to the grand jury decision.
Soon after Head’s rant, Ferguson erupted in flames, looting and riots.
In the aftermath, Saint Louis authorities announced that they would be looking into potential criminal charges against Head which included “incitement to riot”.
Apologists have tried to excuse Head’s incitement as an emotional outburst that happened spontaneously during the heat of the moment, even though the family had been apprised of the Grand Jury decision about an hour earlier.
Head issued the following statement through the Brown family attorney, last Wednesday:
“I screamed out words that I shouldn’t have screamed in the heat of the moment,” Head said in a statement sent to media outlets. “It was wrong and I humbly apologize to all of those who read my pain and anger as true desire for what I want for our community. It wasn’t.”
But at 00:16 in the newly discovered video, Mr. Head is heard saying, “no, if I get up there, I’m going to start a riot!”
Transcript via the Conservative Treehouse:
Lesley McSpadden: :02 “Y’all wrong, y’all wrong, y’all wrong, y’all wrong”
Louis Head: 00:08 “Burn this bitch down”
McSpadden: 00:09 “They Wrong”
Head: 00:10 “Burn this bitch down”
Head: 00:12 “Burn this bitch down”
Head: 00:15 “Burn,… no, if I get up there, I’m gonna start a riot”
Head: 00:18 “Burn this shit down”
McSpadden: 00:25 “why Lord, why, why”? “They still don’t care.” “They ain’t never gonna care”.
The Conservative Treehouse has also created a pictorial collage featuring a screenshot of the characters surrounding Louis Head and Leslie McFadden during their “emotional outburst” and some of the same characters burning a Saint Louis Police car moments later.