The Mobile, AL police department is denying that the near fatal lynching of Matthew Owens was racially motivated. The mayor, Sam Jones who is black, says “I don’t think there’s any doubt it’s being blown out of proportion.”
The victim’s sister says on of the thugs yelled “this is revenge for Trayvon.” Now a neighbor is confirming her claim. He says he also heard the statement. Owens remains in critical condition.
Now MSNBC is pushing a narrative that Owens brought the attack on himself. They are trying to turn the focus on Owen’s past. The same network attacked people for bringing up Trayvon Martin’s violent past. MSNBC host Martin Bashire called this blaming the victim. He claimed that mentioning Martin’s behavioral problems at school was “playing on racial stereotypes.” MSNBC host Joe Scarborough also strongly denounced anyone who brought up Trayvon Martin’s past. Scarborough also stated that Zimmerman outweighed Martin by 100 pounds. In fact the two were about the same weight at the time of the shooting. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said the “right” was smearing Trayvon Martin
Black female neighbor disrupts media interview. She appears to be defending the attackers. Ironical she later told the media “we try to bring our kids up the right way and show people that all black kids are not bad.”