Michael Brown’s stepfather apologized Wednesday for his angry rant the night authorities announced a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting Brown in August.
Luis Head, however, told CNN he is being unfairly blamed for the rioting that followed his outburst, which included screaming ‘burn the —– down!” and other expletives. Head said his “emotions got the best of me” on the night of Nov. 24 in Ferguson, Mo.
“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, It was wrong and I humbly apologize to all of those who read my pain and anger as a true desire for what I want for our community.
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.”
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