The father of Michael Brown accused the City of Ferguson of “asking for” the riots that plagued the city following his son’s death.
His comments came in response to the release of a film, “Stranger Fruit,” during Austin, Texas’, South by Southwest Film Festival. The film reportedly reveals new video footage taken from a market in Ferguson Michael Brown was accused of robbing, CNN reported. Director Jason Pollock claims Brown did not rob the store as widely reported, but was simply picking up some cigarillos the clerks had given him in exchange for marijuana.
The film’s producers accuse the City of Ferguson of hiding this video and only releasing the later video with claims Brown was robbing the store.
“Maybe the City of Ferguson wouldn’t have gotten tore up like that,” Michael Brown Sr. said during a press conference about the video. “It’s almost like they asked for it, if you ask me, for not keeping no truth in there.”