Alabama Man Becomes Third Victim of ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Violence Trend UPDATE: Not a Hate Crime, Cops Say
Posted on | April 24, 2012 | 30 Comments
From the very start, I warned against trying this case in the media. Demagoguery and political grandstanding have predictably inflamed emotions, so that innocent people who never set foot in Sanford, Florida, are made to pay a dreadful price: First in Baltimore, then in Chicago, and now in Mobile, Alabama:
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.” . . .
As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said “Now thats justice for Trayvon.”
The victim is hospitalized in critical condition. Ace of Spades:
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.
That the meaning of “civil rights” now evidently includes violent reprisals against innocent people — in a word, terrorism — is something else the national media can’t be bothered to notice.
UPDATE: Not a hate crime?
Asked if the incident was being investigated as a hate crime, [Mobile police spokeswoman Ashley] 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.”
NBC News should be named as an unindicted co-conspirator. Why let liberals have a monopoly on demagoguery? “No justice! No peace!”
UPDATE II: Robert Verbruggen at National Review takes notice of the non-hate crime. No fair wondering what advice John Derbyshire might have offered the victim.
- April 23: ‘Civil Rights’ = Death Threats
- March 31: The Riot Ideology
- March 30: Trayvon Martin Rashomon
- March 28: ‘Those Festering Stereotypes’
- March 27: Another Liberal Narrative Gone Wrong
- March 25: Trayvon Martin Case Discussed by Noted Civil Rights Leader … David Plouffe?