Matthew Owens was cruelly beaten in a near fatal racially motivated attack by a black mob. He was attacked on his own porch and beaten with chairs, brass knuckles, a baseball bat, and paint cans. One of the attackers yelled “This is Justice for Trayvon.”
According to a witness, women and children were among the attackers. Racial hatred appears to be the main motivation.
Now the Mobile police are denying that a hate crime occurred.
In major cities across America, law enforcement and prosecutors are refusing to charge blacks with hate crimes for racially motivated attacks. This is especially true in majority black cities.
Mobile, AL is 48% black. The police chief and the deputy police chief are both black.
A racially charged beating of a white Alabama man by a throng of African-Americans is not being investigated as a hate crime, despite one witness’ claim that she heard an assailant exclaim: “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
Matthew Owens, of Mobile, Ala., was assaulted with baseball bats, paint cans and other weapons at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after telling a group of children to stop playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive, according to Ashley Rains, public information officer for the Mobile Police Department.
After the children left the area, a group of adults armed with weapons returned and confronted Owens, 40, in his front yard, where he was assaulted. Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, told WKRG she witnessed the attack and that there were as many as 20 assailants. Parker said she overheard one of them say, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
Asked if the incident was being investigated as a hate crime, Rains replied: “No, it’s not. It’s being investigated as an assault.” Eugene A. Seidel, first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, declined to comment on the case when reached by FoxNews.com.
“Our policy is not to comment one way or another about cases,” Seidel said when asked if his office has inquired about the incident. “All I can say is no comment.”