Michael Brown: Bad apple doesn’t fall far from tree

By Jesse Lee Peterson

“Burn this b-tch down!” – Michael Brown’s stepfather, after Ferguson grand jury decision

Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson resigned from the police force stating that he hopes his resignation will help calm the town. It won’t calm Michael Brown’s parents, who accept zero responsibility for their son’s actions.

On the night of the Ferguson grand-jury announcement clearing Officer Wilson, Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, stood atop a car outside the Ferguson police station yelling incoherently to a large crowd of protesters. Once the announcement not to charge Officer Wilson was broadcast, McSpadden began weeping uncontrollably while being embraced by Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, and others.

Then the stepfather turned toward the mob and yelled, “Burn this motherf—er down” and “Burn this bi-ch down.” McSpadden and Head took no responsibility for the rioting and looting that ensued.

Brown’s mother could also be facing jail time for reportedly attacking people selling T-shirts that read, “Justice for Michael Brown.”

Michael Brown Sr. appeared on CNN and called Officer Wilson a “murderer.” He also said that if his son were white, Wilson would have said “hi” and kept driving.

With these kinds of parents as role models, Michael Brown didn’t have a chance. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and bad parents raise rotten children.

Michael Brown is dead because of Michael Brown and because his parents failed him.

Look at the so-called “leaders” who are blaming the cops and “racism” for Brown’s death. Most of them are products of bad parenting:

  • Barack Obama continues to draw moral equivalency between police and rioters. His dad was a raging alcoholic who neglected him. His mother was a radical who pushed young Obama on bad role models who shaped his anti-American and racist worldview.
  • Jesse Jackson was born out of wedlock, and his biological father did not raise him.
  • Al Sharpton’s father left his wife to have a relationship with Sharpton’s half-sister. Sharpton grew up without his father.

The very people that are making excuses for bad parenting and bad behavior didn’t have good parents themselves.

Sharpton said that despite the grand jury decision, Holder’s Department of Justice still has an ongoing investigation into Brown’s death. These race hustlers are promoting the lie that police-on-black killings are the norm. Yet, other black civilians – not police – kill 93 percent of blacks.

Liberals cite police shootings to highlight violence against blacks, but let’s look at the circumstances surrounding some recent shootings. Notice the commonalities:

  • Tamir Rice was killed on Nov. 22 in Cleveland, Ohio. The 12-year-old boy was shot by a police officer after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun. According to reports, Tamir’s parents have been in and out of jail for drugs, assault and domestic violence. Who was looking out for Tamir?
  • VonDerrit Myers Jr. was killed in early October in St. Louis after the 18-year-old shot at an off-duty police officer. Myers had been out on bail in a gun case, but his family claimed he was unarmed and holding only a sandwich in his hand.
  • In October, Chicago police responded to reports of someone breaking into cars, and 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot after he lunged at police with a knife. The community is blaming police and ignoring the teen’s actions.

Denial runs deep in the black community.

Family and friends of Michael Brown described him as humble, quiet and respectful – a “good boy” who “was never in trouble.” But good people don’t rob, and they don’t assault police officers.

Brown’s actions – captured on surveillance video showing him robbing a convenience store and assaulting a clerk – indicate he was a thug. Yet, Brown’s parents argue that their son shouldn’t be judged based on the video.

And now they don’t want us to judge their son based on grand-jury findings, either.

Children need a father and a mother in the home to guide them. When the family is broken, it results in angry and undisciplined teens. If we don’t rebuild the family while we still have the chance, our whole societal fabric will disintegrate.

Recently I received an email from a father whose son was killed due to his own actions. He wrote:

Rev. Jesse, when I heard you on “Kilmeade & Friends” (Fox News Radio), I needed to tell you I agree. It is tough to say and come to the realization your child is to blame …. One day – maybe tomorrow, maybe next year, when all the dust settles – Mrs. Brown in a very private moment will say to herself, “Michael killed Michael.” – R. Barnes

If Brown’s parents ever come to that conclusion, they may also recognize how they contributed to his death.

When fathers and mothers accept responsibility for how they are raising their children, we’ll have fewer Mike Browns – and fewer preventable deaths on our nation’s streets.

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