Unbelievably, this is still not being investigated as a hate crime.
One mother went on camera (watch video after the jump) to explain that it is the kids who are the real victims here, and that coverage of the Matthew Owens beating has been unfair. You heard that right, coverage has been unfair for those 20 people who beat him with paint cans, brass buckles, and any other weapon they could get their hands on.
Additionally, claims that one of the attackers uttered the phrase, “that’s justice for Trayvon” has been confirmed by another source.
Tonight, an angry mother who lives on the street told News 5′s Blake Brown that the kids who live on Delmar Drive are the real victims.
“Every single day it’s a problem with Mr. Owens concerning our kids,” Lemica Whisenhunt. “All these kids do is shoot basketball. We keep ‘em in the yard. They don’t bother anybody. We’d rather them play basketball than to be around here vandalizing, breaking into people’s homes. We try to bring our kids up the right way and show people that all black kids are not bad.“
Apparently ‘bringing your kids up the right way’ involves a mob assault of an unarmed man over a petty disagreement. Yea, your kids have a shot in hell of growing up the right way. Good luck.
If Zimmerman is acquitted, these events will explode exponentially in number.
The only place where you can read about this attack is in the blogosphere. You will not see it reported at MSNBC, CNN, or Fox. That is, until the blogs force the exposure and the mainstream media tries to play catch up.
Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he’s in critical condition.
According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink.
Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens.
Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. “It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.” Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using “brass knuckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”
Police will only say “multiple people” are involved.
What Parker says happened next could make the fallout from the brutal beating even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground,Parker says one of them said “Now thats justice for Trayvon.” Trayvon Martin is the unarmed teenager police say was shot and killed February 26 by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.
The police are downplaying the Trayvon angle to help quell more violence. The media however, is downplaying it because it isn’t a racist hate crime unless it involves a ‘white hispanic’ man on a black man.
I repeat: No national coverage of this racial hate crime pattern in the media.
Apparently some victims are unworthy, and some hatred and violence is justified.
Is Obama going to say anything? Call at least one of the victims? Attempt to bring calm? Attempt a “Sister Souljah” moment (which could actually benefit him politically) and call out violent black racists?
Apparently not, and the media has decided that’s their preferred political strategy, too.