The Lieutenant Governor of Missouri said in a radio interview that Michael Brown’s stepfather should be indicted for inciting a riot in Ferguson.
“Burn the bitch mother-f—er down! Burn the bitch down! Burn the bitch!” the stepfather, Louis Head, screams in an audio clip that can be seen below.
The stepfather reportedly said the angry words following the grand jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the deadly shooting of Michael Brown.
Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham played the audio clip for Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder during an interview.
“When you hear that soundbite from the stepfather of Michael Brown, what’s your reaction?” Ingraham asked Lt. Gov. Kinder.
“That he should be arrested and charged with inciting to riot,” Lt. Gov. Kinder answered.
Ingraham agreed with his response and asked why that has not happened yet.
The interview then turned into a sarcastic exchange where both Ingraham and Lt. Gov. Kinder discussed rioting in relation to the civil rights movement as it pertains to looting liquor, clothing, and appliance stores.
“Nothing quite says civil rights outrage like a fifth of Jack Daniels,” Ingraham cracked. “That really speaks to the great legacy of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.”
“Or a new plasma [TV],” Kinder replied.
As for the Brown family lawyer, he defends the family’s response to the verdict.
“Don’t condemn them for being human. They want people to behave in a responsible, peaceful manner,” the lawyer said.
While the peaceful manner may have been what the Brown family asked for prior to the verdict being read, their emotions ultimately got the best of them last Monday.
Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, had a very heated reaction that was caught on camera.
“Some of you motherf**kers think this is a joke! Everybody want me to be calm? Do you know how them bullets hit my son? Ain’t nobody had to live through what I had to live through,” McSpadden yelled.
NBC’s Today Show confronted McSpadden about her husband’s words during an interview, reports The Daily Caller.
”I know you were there, in the crowd. This is just after the news came out,” host Savannah Guthrie said to McSpadden. “What do you have to say about that?”
“That he was just emotional,” McSpadden said. “I don’t feel that he stirred the crowd. The crowd was already stirred. It’s been stirring since Aug. 9.”
McSpadden goes on to lay blame on Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
“I hold — I wouldn’t hold him accountable for that. That comes from a higher power, elected official and it’s called the governor… They stirred the pot. they had everyone on edge. They had everyone in the uproar and had the city on edge, basically, since Aug. 9,” McSpadden said.
Lt. Gov. Kinder has gone on record opposing Gov Nixon’s response to the riots because he kept the National Guard away as Ferguson was devastated by riots and looting, reports New York Post. Lt. Gov. Kinder has suggested that Gov. Nixon did so in consultation with the Obama administration.