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Arrest made in Matthew Owens case
fox10tv.com ^ | April 25, 2012

Posted on 04/25/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile County District Attorney's Office says Mobile police have made an arrest in the beating of Matthew Owens.

Authorities say the suspect is 44-year-old Terry Rawls. They say he is charged with first degree assault.

Police say Owens was beaten severely with bats, bricks and a paint can. The attack happened on Saturday, April 21 in the evening on Delmar Drive in Mobile.

Cpl. Chris Levy with Mobile police said their investigation shows the incident stems from an ongoing dispute between the Owens and Rawls.

Police also wanted to release that no one has confirmed that this attack was “in retaliation for Trayvon Martin,” as one witness reported.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alabama; bigotry; owens; racialunrest; trayvonmob

1 posted on 04/25/2012 12:24:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I see. So, 20 against 1 and 1 is arrested among the 20.

This is like the idea that a muslim woman needing 4 witnesses to a rape to not be stoned to death for fornication.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 12:26:23 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Authorities say the suspect is 44-year-old Terry Rawls.
Forty four years old? Gawd, don't these people ever grow up?
3 posted on 04/25/2012 12:26:28 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

OK, was it Al or Jesse who ratted out Mr. Rawls?


4 posted on 04/25/2012 12:27:39 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: oh8eleven
Gawd, don't these people ever grow up?

No, they don't. Now think about the implications of that.

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child - miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosphy of sniveling brats." -- P.J. O'Rourke

5 posted on 04/25/2012 12:29:58 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: oh8eleven
Gawd, don't these people ever grow up?

No, they don't. Now think about the implications of that.

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child - miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosphy of sniveling brats." -- P.J. O'Rourke

6 posted on 04/25/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To quote Benjamin Crump (Trayvon’s Parents Attorney), ‘All we need is an arrest!’


7 posted on 04/25/2012 12:35:19 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't think we have any reason to be divisive here because I don't see any evidence of that," said [Mobile Mayor] Jones.

Mayor Jones...


8 posted on 04/25/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought there were three witnesses, not just one, to the Trayvon statement.


9 posted on 04/25/2012 12:37:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

From the article: “Jones said he is shocked with the national attention this crime has gotten.

“It’s really been blown out of proportion, and I would just caution people not to be a part of threat,” said Jones.”

Black mayor downplaying the fact that Urban Feral blacks mobbed a white, made hate comments and Mr. Mayor is doing the usual black race pimp “Shuck ‘N Jive” to cover for his constituents.


10 posted on 04/25/2012 12:39:52 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I'm not surprised that your surprised at the national attention the attack is getting, Mr Mayor.

Unfortunately this is the way things shake out these days.

11 posted on 04/25/2012 12:40:45 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: combat_boots

Why one? Why not all twenty arrested?


12 posted on 04/25/2012 12:42:55 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Having abdicated their right to govern whites must now learn not to criticize negro activities. It is really very simple shut your mouth, avert your eyes and take your knocks.
13 posted on 04/25/2012 12:51:43 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Photo of Mr. Rawls at the link. No wonder Owens is in critical condition.

http://blog.al.com/live/2012/04/arrest_made_in_mob_beating_of.html


14 posted on 04/25/2012 12:58:43 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: sueQ

My opinion about the mayor, (and mine only), maybe he is trying to diffuse the situation a bit? Wouldn’t that be a good thing?

If everybody just stepped back and cooled off and reassessed the Martin/Zimmerman case, and put the blame where it rightfully belongs... in the lap of the MSM for THEIR SHAMELESS RACE BAITING, then this could be resolved without any further violence. I don’t want a race war. Do you?


15 posted on 04/25/2012 1:00:43 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: combat_boots
scapegoat

Everyone who struck Owens needs to be arrested.

And, everyone who didn't try to stop it should be held for days and questioned in a very uncomfortable manner.

16 posted on 04/25/2012 1:00:50 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: RoosterRedux

smirky


17 posted on 04/25/2012 1:01:54 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Raebie

Rawls has a lengthy criminal history, including a previous conviction for first-degree assault, according to court records. After pleading guilty to the charge in 2000, Judge Joseph Johnston sentenced him to 15 years, with 2 of those to be served in prison and the balance to be suspended.

Rawls was arrested again in 2004 on a pair of third-degree burglary charges, records show, though one of those was dropped. After Rawls pleaded guilty, Johnston sentenced him to 15 years, though only one of those was to be served in confinement, the rest suspended.

Prior to those charges, Rawls was arrested and convicted of first-degree theft of property and firing a weapon into a building or vehicle.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 1:02:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Terry Rawls

19 posted on 04/25/2012 1:03:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Raebie
He is one big man. Probably a former Alabama or Auburn football player.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 1:03:31 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I love the skull t-shirt design. Just the sort of chap I would like to have in my neighborhood.

BTW he is probably not big enough to be an SEC caliber football player.

21 posted on 04/25/2012 1:07:30 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Matthew Owens Threatened Kids With Knives Leading Up To Assault, Neighbor Says

Tensions erupted in Mobile, Alabama when an angry mob reportedly composed of African Americans brutally assaulted Matthew Owens in public on a Saturday following a confrontation between Owens and a group of black kids playing basketball in in the street. According to Owen’s neighbors, he may have cursed at the kids and threatened them with knives leading up to the assault. The case has already drawn national attention online, largely because several witnesses claim that a member of the mob stated that the beating was “Justice for Trayvon [Martin]” as they walked away.

One witness said he saw Matthew Owens yell racial slurs at the group of children and even putt out two knives, according to WPMI.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/333265/20120425/matthew-owens-justice-trayvon-knives-assault-alabama.htm


22 posted on 04/25/2012 1:30:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I am George Zimerman.

I am not worthy to be Andrew Breitbart.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 2:05:57 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: kcvl
by the looks of it, Owens is lucky the mutt didn't eat him too...
24 posted on 04/25/2012 3:06:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Raebie

Thank you for the excellent article. So, this dirtbag was convicted of various charges, then is convicted twice with 15-year sentences with him only serving one year and two years respectively? Incredible. And as for this being blown out of proportion, Mayor, have you seen the pictures of the man in the hospital? Oh wait, he’s white so no one should give a rat’s azz. This is far from the last time we’ll be hearing about this sort of thing. And obama is off playing patty cake with Jimmy Fallon. Pathetic.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 4:32:31 PM PDT by Xyz22 (Snakebit again)
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To: kcvl
I take your cut and paste and raise you a couple of paragraphs or 12. Read every word. Just incredible ... the party just moved down there?
Neighbors have said a large group of black people confronted Owens at about 8:30 p.m. near his home on Delmar Drive. Levy said many people appear to have been present, but he said most merely watched and did not participate in the violence.

He said Owens had a dispute with neighborhood children who were playing basketball on the street. They told their parents, who were having a large get-together with friends.

“Really, the party just kind of moved down there,” Levy said.

It was not the first time violence erupted between Rawls and Owens. Levy said the 2 traded racist epithets in July 2009 and that Rawls assaulted Owens. While a witness initially told police that Rawls had used a baseball bat, Levy said the suspect denied that, insisting he had only used his hands. The witness later said he could not be sure a bat was used, Levy said.

At any rate, Levy said, the District Attorney’s Office reduced the charge to third-degree assault and dropped it when Owens declined to pursue it.

Rawls’ first-degree assault conviction occurred in 2000, when Circuit Judge Joseph “Rusty” Johnston sentenced him to 15 years, with 2 of those to be served in prison and the balance to be suspended.

Police arrested him again in 2004 on a pair of third-degree burglary charges, records show, though one of those was dropped. After Rawls pleaded guilty, Johnston sentenced him to 15 years, though only one of those was to be served in confinement, with the rest suspended.

Prior to those charges, Rawls was arrested and convicted of first-degree theft of property and firing a weapon into a building or vehicle, according to court records.


Un F'n believable. If you don't have a permit its time to get one. And if my state didn't allow me to carry I still would and take my chances. Trust me. ;-)
26 posted on 04/25/2012 9:57:30 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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