An arrest has been made in the Matthew Owens mob attack that left him in critical condition. A man by the name of Terry Rawls has been arrested. According to witnesses, the attack was really only between Owens and Rawls, who have had a verbal war, or sorts, going on for three years. On the day of the attack, apparently some kids were out in the street playing basketball and Owens confronted them. The kids went back and told their parents, and they all gathered together and went to see about Matthew Owens. Now the scene is set. We have our mob of 20 black attackers going to confront Owens because he “fussed” about some kids playing basketball in the street. (Is that the best and most appropriate place to play basketball or anything else?) Allegedly racial slurs were slung – but the article does not say who slung them. In any event tensions escalated to the point were this mob of 20 blacks stopped their verbal assault and began to physically assault Owens with “paint cans, pipes and chairs”. Also, witnesses claim a women screamed from her car as she was leaving, “That’s justice for Trayvon”. Now, here we have an instance where there are witnesses, but they are being dismissed. Yet, there are no witnesses to the Trayvon Martin killing (expect George Zimmerman, who admits killing him, but in self-defense), and yet conclusions have already been drawn about Zimmerman’s guilt. Let’s assume, for a moment, that the witnesses who made that claim were mistaken. What was the motivation for 20 blacks to beat up one white person? Because he told some kids not to play basketball in the street? Yikes! How many times do any of us see kids doing something they ought not to be doing because it is dangerous to them and could damage someone’s property? Wasn’t there a time when we could tell kids to get off the street without worrying about being killed, or near to it, and they did get off the street? And their parents scolded the kids for being out in the street, not the person who told them to get off the street? Or does that only happen on “Leave it to Beaver”, or a television program from the wholesome 1950′s? And why, if there had been tensions between Owens and Rawls for three years, did it take a mob of 20 blacks to bring it to a climax? Neighbors do have words with one another over issues. And apparently he and Rawls had had physical altercations before, and police were called, but charges never filed. What was it about that particular day, that was different from any other day in the previous three years this has been going on? In other words – had the Trayvon Martin incident never occurred, would a mob of 20 blacks really have gotten together and beat the hell out of a white man because he told their kids not to play basketball in the street? But Mobile Mayor, Sam Jones, rejects the notion that this crime was in any way racially motivated, or even a hate crime, or spurred on by the Trayvon Martin incident. So too does Corporal Chris Levy, who is with the Mobile Police Department. He said, “I can tell you without a doubt 100 percent that the Trayvon Martin case was not the motivating factor. That 100 percent, it is an ongoing incident between people who have been fighting for a few years now.” Really? Let that be a lesson to any of you to think twice when you confront kids out in the street playing basketball, or any game, and doing things they ought not to be doing out in the street because it is dangerous and they could get hurt, and/or damage the cars out there. First check and make sure they are the same color as you. (You might still get beaten up, but at least race cannot be claimed as a factor) And second, make sure there hasn’t been another Trayvon Martin incident in the news for a while that the kids’ parents can use as an excuse and as “justice” when they come to beat you up. When the day comes when it is a mob of twenty whites beating the hell out of a black, and where one of them is “allegedly” shouting “that’s justice for Zimmerman”, can we expect a mayor, a police officer, anyone of authority, to insist “100 percent” that race and racism was not a motivation or a factor? And if they did, couldn’t we expect to see that mob grow just a little bit overnight?
- Twenty Blacks Beat Up Lone White – But Mayor Says It’s Not A Hate Crime… (societybytes.wordpress.com)
- Man Beaten By Mob, Member of Group says “Now thats Justice for Trayvon” (federaljack.com)
- Career Criminal Arrested In Matthew Owens Beating (wkrg.com)
- Beating of Alabama man not seen as hate crime, despite claim ‘Trayvon’ invoked (mega949.com)