Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder has called for the arrest of the stepfather of Ferguson’s Michael Brown, following the emergence of video footage in which he was seen inciting rioters.
Louis Head, was filmed telling angry mobs in Ferguson Monday to “burn this bi**h down,” after the grand jury announced no indictment for the police officer who shot and killed Brown.
What followed was an intense night of rioting and looting, during which several buildings and vehicles were burned by agitators.
Appearing on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, Kinder was asked “When you hear that soundbite from the stepfather of Michael Brown, what’s your reaction?”
“That he should be arrested and charged with inciting to riot,” the state Republican lawmaker immediately answered.
It also emerged this week that Mr Head is likely a member of the notorious Bloods gang, according to an anonymous police source connected to the Ferguson chief of police. Brown, himself was captured in several pictures flashing gang signs. Although not directly connected to the events that transpired, it certainly gives an idea of the attitude Head and Brown may have had when it comes to law enforcement.
Describing the looting of stores that occurred in Ferguson, Ingraham noted “Nothing quite says civil rights outrage like a fifth of Jack Daniels,”
“Or a new plasma [TV],” Kinder added.
“That really speaks to the great legacy of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.” Ingraham declared.
Elsewhere during the interview, Kinder cited the evidence presented to the grand jury and defended the decision that Officer Wilson had acted in self defense.
He also said he believed that there would not be major changes to Missouri’s use of deadly force guidelines, following the Brown case.
Kinder expressed further dissatisfaction with the response of Governor Jay Nixon (D) for delaying the deployment of National Guard troops to Ferguson.
On Monday, Kinder suggested that the failure of police and the guard to protect businesses targeted by rioters could have stemmed from an Obama administration stand down order.
“Is the reason that the National Guard was not in there because the Obama Administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out?” Kinder said, addressing Nixon during a Fox News appearance.
“I cannot imagine any other reason why the governor who mobilized the National Guard would not have them in there to stop this.” he added.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.