Fox News contributor and pop-psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow appeared on Fox & Friends on Wednesday to blame Michael Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, for inciting a riot. Ablow even went so far as to blame him for the death of his stepson.
“The man has to be charged. Michael Brown’s stepfather should be charged with attempting to incite a riot because that’s what he’s doing there. There’s nothing to suggest that he doesn’t have that intent.”
Ablow was referring to comments made immediately following the announcement that Officer Wilson would not be indicted. Mr. Head can be heard screaming in agony, “Burn this bi*ch down!”
Even host Brian Kilmeade seemed to disagree with Ablow, suggesting he was simply expressing grief from hearing the killer of his son would face judgement in a court of law.
“What about the fact that he could be so-called grieving,” Fox News host Brian Kilmeade wondered. “Some people cry, some people get angry. And he was hugging somebody one minute, next minute thing you know, it seemed impromptu. What about that?”
Ablow replied, “This doesn’t look like grief to me. It looks like retribution, and for a perceived injustice that the courts say did not occur.”
Ablow then took the conversation a step further, suggesting the Grand Jury should have considered charging Head for the death of his stepson.
“Listen, the investigation into Michael Brown’s death has ended, and now the investigation into his life should begin. And I would question whether having a stepfather like Michael Brown’s, this man who should be charged with attempting to incite a riot, influenced Michael Brown to lose his life, to have no respect for the property of others, no respect for authority.
And therefore, to find himself engaged in a mortal conflict with a law officer — an officer of the law.
The fact that he is the stepfather makes him culpable potentially for more than just those words, for the life of Michael Brown.”
The hosts of Fox & Friends did not seem to go along with any of the hatred that “Doctor” Keith Ablow was spewing.
Law enforcement officials believe charges against Mr. Head are unlikely. Head has since apologized for his outburst.