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Victimís sister: Mobile, Ala. black-on-white beating sparked by theft, not basketball
The Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2012 | Chuck Rudd

Posted on 04/26/2012 1:46:08 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The sister of a white Mobile, Alabama man who suffered severe head trauma during a beating by approximately 20 black neighbors on Saturday spoke exclusively to The Daily Caller, saying that the incident started after one of her children witnessed some of the eventual assailants stealing an item from a neighbor’s porch — not, as some media outlets have reported, following a disagreement about a pick-up basketball game in the street.

Ashley Parker, whose brother Matthew Owens is clinging to life after the assault, said Owens was attacked after her 21-year-old daughter witnessed a group of African-American youth moving from yard to yard in the neighborhood and taking something that didn’t belong to them. She told Owens, who confronted the youths.

She “saw one of them take something off a porch,” Parker said, “and that is when Matthew approached them and told them they need to go home.”

The group returned with more than a dozen others, she said, beating Owens with bats, brass knuckles, a chair, a paint can and other objects. The attack left him bloodied and unconscious.

Parker has since reinforced her account about petty theft precipitating the incident, telling the same version of events to a Facebook group that was started to support her brother.

She said she is “scared to death” and plans to move out of the neighborhood this week.

“I don’t feel safe here anymore,” she told TheDC. “My brother is being smeared. … I know how this works now. The victim always ends up the bad guy. I have lost faith in humanity because of this.” Ads by Google

Her children, she said, “witnessed their uncle being beaten half to death. Now my children are afraid. I will not live like this.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: ashleyparker; beating; hatecrime; matthewowens; terryrawls
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“The mayor of Mobile, Ala. said Tuesday that the brutal beating of Matthew Owens was not a hate crime, as new details emerge implicating the victim as the instigator.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/matthew-owens-beating-hate-crime-trayvon-martin-alabama_n_1452096.html

The mayor:
http://www.cityofmobile.org/


21 posted on 04/26/2012 5:40:42 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Maybe some had firearms, maybe not....but I’d take that chance in such a situation. A) I’d have the draw on ‘em from the get-go, and B) I guarantee I have more range time.

I still say they’d run like jack rabbits.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 5:48:52 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Uncle Lonny
At one time racist whites in the South would beat blacks for “disrespecting” them. The murder of Emmit Till in Mississippi in 1955 for disrespecting a white man by whistling at his wife is a prime example. The Till murder was national news then and now it is in the history books.

Except Till wasn't as innocent as is typically taught. Look it up, and how his 'war hero' father was misused by the NAACP in propagandizing his case.

23 posted on 04/26/2012 6:09:12 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Can’t we just get along?” . . . . .


24 posted on 04/26/2012 6:09:22 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: RightOnline; Trailerpark Badass
Maybe some had firearms, maybe not....but I’d take that chance in such a situation.

Of course these scared "jack rabbits" wouldn't come back when you least expect it and do a "drive by", now would they ?

The woman knows her neighbors won't back her up if she did.

Just sit by and watch her and her loved one get gunned down in the streets like dogs.

Until everyone gets fed up with this behavior and organize and arm themselves like the thugs, the best option is to leave...
25 posted on 04/26/2012 7:49:09 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Travis McGee

Fema camps, mass plastic coffins,militerazation of our police force,NDAA! What is the government planning for?


26 posted on 04/26/2012 9:53:57 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: stayathomemom

I’m painfully aware of that, stayathomemom...I was born into and have lived my entire life in what are known as “white-flight” bedroom communities in the NE Metro Detroit area. The contrast is drastic, the rhetoric alarming and the stark reality of the Obama presidency’s detrimental effects on race relations and in the black community in general have been the worst I’ve ever seen and heard of.

Because I’ve learned so much over the years about how White Flight got started, I understand the mentality of what is often mistaken for or hyped as being racism and skin color has nothing to do with it.

A very wise man once told me that “n*gg*r is just a state of
mind.”


27 posted on 04/26/2012 10:07:23 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Travis McGee

We are all pretty much George Zimmerman now.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: RedMonqey

You’re changing the context of my reply. I was specifically addressing what I would do, how I would react if I looked out my window and saw a mob attacking someone. Period. Future consequences be damned.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“...20 black neighbors...”

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“Neighbors”, eh?

I got 20 uncivilized savages who happen to live in the vicinity.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 12:56:13 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: RightOnline

Yep, a street sweeper 12 guage would have done the trick...


34 posted on 04/28/2012 3:17:10 AM PDT by aces
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