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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
“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.





30 Responses to “Alabama Man Becomes Third Victim of ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Violence Trend UPDATE: Not a Hate Crime, Cops Say”

  1. Adobe_Walls
    April 24th, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Long Hot Summer.

  2. Garym
    April 24th, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Arm up baby!!

  3. Robin H
    April 24th, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Shouldn’t the mob be sued by Trayvon’s mom?  Isn’t that phrase copyrighted?

  4. The Wondering Jew
    April 24th, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    Totally predictable.

    This is what “Hope and Change” looks like. . .

  5. Pathfinder's wife
    April 24th, 2012 @ 5:03 pm


  6. OCBill
    April 24th, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Courtesy of, we do at least know the following:

    Owens has a criminal record that includes arrests for domestic assault, driving under the influence and public intoxication.

    By the way, Owens is the victim, the guy that got beat up by 20 people carrying weapons.

  7. Garym
    April 24th, 2012 @ 5:11 pm


  8. Man in Critical Condition After Receiving ‘Justice for Trayvon’ | The Lonely Conservative
    April 24th, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    […] with paint cans, chairs and pipes.You can read the full story at WKRG News 5.Via InstapunditUpdate: This is not the first incidence of violence perpetrated in the name of justice for Trayvon. Oh, and the police say it wasn’t a hate […]

  9. Mike G.
    April 24th, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    I’m not a raaaaacist, but… These Black thugs better remember one thing–we haven’t played “Cowboys and N****rs” yet! And we know how well that worked out for the Indians.

  10. Garym
    April 24th, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Is that necessary dude?

  11. ThePaganTemple
    April 24th, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    Of course it wasn’t a hate crime. How could it be a hate crime if the white guy didn’t hit back?

  12. Snowicki08
    April 24th, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    This type of behavior should not be tolerated law enforcement needs to step yp

  13. ThePaganTemple
    April 24th, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    Speaking of racism and hate speech, who said the following?

    “I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s honest and decent and not a nigger or a Chinaman.”

    Republican or Democrat?

  14. Shawn
    April 24th, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    Law enforcement never could be everywhere even when it was fully funded in good economic times.  You have a responsibility to protect and defend yourself and your family.  No one in a civilized society should tolerate pack mentality or the steaming pile of lawless cowardice it takes for 20 people to gang up on one and it doesn’t matter what what color they are.  As soon as they gang up it makes them YELLOW.  The one thing we know is that if we are armed we are not going to be that victim in the hospital and we may even prevent the attack because cowards grasp that they are not bulletproof and are much more interested in attacking the vulnerable.  We dare not be vulnerable.  

  15. Mike G.
    April 24th, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

     Maybe not, but definitely cathartic.

  16. Pathfinder's wife
    April 24th, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    Considering the history of both parties, I’m going to go with Democrat.

  17. Pathfinder's wife
    April 24th, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    Just as long as you keep in mind that the pervasive notion of “if it feels good, do it” is one of the things that got us into this mess.

    Come to think of it: this whole “hate crime” nonsense was a case of feel good legislature (and pandering, mustn’t forget that).  Crime is crime, when did we as a society forget this?

  18. ThePaganTemple
    April 24th, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    You would be right. Click the link and find out which one. You might be surprised. 

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  22. Mike G.
    April 24th, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

     I’m sure I wasn’t the only one thinking it, I was just un-PC and unabashedly “verbalized” it.

    No one wants riots and vandalism or worse yet, a race war to come of this Travon Martin incident, but the race baiters on the Left are bound and determined to force it on all us American citizens regardless of race or ethnicity.

    We could have moved further along in race relations if only the majority of Black leaders hadn’t been co- opted by the Communist Party via Socialism and government handouts.

    The thing is, these thugs are going to pick the wrong person or persons. And that will only be the beginning.

  23. Ford Prefect
    April 24th, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    The police can’t be everywhere which is why we need to defend ourselves and not rely on the gub’mint.

    Since it apparently is just fine with the Dems that Big Government can mandate that citizens purchase thousands of dollars of health insurance. I have an idea…

    My suggestion is that some gutsy Republican in the House needs to offer a resolution to mandate that all citizens of the US must purchase a handgun and take a shooting course (ala Switzerland).

    That is one mandate that I could live with if it comes down that the SCOTUS rules that government mandates are constitutional.

    Then watch all the weenie lib’s heads explode.  Of course, they could just pay the fine (let’s say $1000/yr.) rather than buy the gun and take the course.

    So we actually get a four-fer: 1.) Armed conservatives, 2.) unarmed libs, 3.) less crime, 4.) point proven that power given to the Feds to mandate the purchase of a product can backfire on Leftists.

  24. Mike Rogers
    April 24th, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    How about some real justice? How about we try Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton for incitement to riot and then hang ’em high?
    There is more blood on those two pairs of hands than most serial killers, but they are the latest in a long series of “men of the cloth” who incite others to murder while getting a pass from the law.

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  26. ThePaganTemple
    April 25th, 2012 @ 12:08 am

     Wrong. Then the government can decide on their own whims that your test scores weren’t good enough, or they can come up with some other excuse to bar you from owning a handgun or other firearm, probably with the excuse that you have a bad temperament or some other crap. All it would take is a speeding ticket, or some other minor violation. Or just an accusation of something. If they came up with such a mandate you can be damn sure they’d use it just as another form of control.

    And what makes you think libs would not be armed and all conservatives would be? Not all libs are anti-gun, they’re just anti what they consider the wrong people being armed, which usually amounts to inner city blacks and minorities, and of course all of us hicks in flyover country.

  27. Adobe_Walls
    April 25th, 2012 @ 12:26 am

    About 15 or 20 years ago. A society that won’t execute a rapist but will execute a child of rape has forgotten much.

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