Following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Michael Brown’s parents released the following statement:
“We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions. While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change.”
However, a video captured by protesters paints a very different picture. While Michael Brown’s emotional mother cheered him on, Brown’s stepfather can clearly be heard yelling at the crowd to “Burn this bitch down!”
The family’s attorney’s explained the next day that emotions were running high.