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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
Ashley Parker: "I have lost faith in humanity because of this."

It's about damned time!

1 posted on 04/26/2012 1:46:14 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Ashley Parker: "I have lost faith in humanity because of this."

Don't lose faith yet. First try to learn to recognize humanity. Then you are in a position to make choices.

2 posted on 04/26/2012 2:01:59 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

All it would have taken....ALL it would have taken to prevent this....would have been ONE decent, ARMED citizen to have walked outside and drawn down on these drooling black thugs. They’d have folded like pup tents (cowards that they are) and run home.

I know the type, I know the pack behavior. Show ‘em you’re the alpha dog.

But nope....no one bothered. Everyone in that neighborhood that wasn’t beating on this man with household supplies decided to close and lock their front doors.

America has become a nation of COWARDS.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 2:02:12 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Send the Detroit 300!
4 posted on 04/26/2012 2:35:16 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Her account of the incident was reenforced by a facebook post ?

What kind of reporting is that ?

I do not doubt her but how about some reporter actuatlly find out ?


5 posted on 04/26/2012 2:48:04 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Popman

No MSM reporter is gonna touch this story, the bad guys are the wrong color.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 2:53:32 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Not all Democrats are Bums but all Bums are Democrats".)
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To: RightOnline

“...ONE decent, ARMED citizen to have walked outside and drawn down on these drooling black thugs.”

You’re right. That is what you and I, along with 75% of the FReepers here would have done.

The aftermath would be hell for anyone that did take such an action. Their house would be burned to the ground within 24 hours.

With race relations set back 50 years by 0bama’s ‘team’ I can most assuredly say that there WILL be riots this summer, bad ones.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 2:56:23 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: RightOnline

Sounds like the beating victim did what you said someone should do, his mistake was he did not have a street sweeper in his hand..


8 posted on 04/26/2012 3:02:00 AM PDT by aces
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To: panaxanax

Sad so many are driven by hate, and greed..

The whole revisionist black community is acting against one of the ten commandments, putting them in a spiral down...being what they are is the punishment..


9 posted on 04/26/2012 3:04:43 AM PDT by aces
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Imagine if Hitler was a Jew and tried to get his fellow Jews to hate and persecute the Aryans.

Lots of blood but the majority always wins...amazes me why Manson and Obama should think otherwise.

10 posted on 04/26/2012 3:16:56 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Not all Democrats are Bums but all Bums are Democrats".)
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To: equaviator

These clowns are nothing but thugs with a PR department.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 3:27:13 AM PDT by Nekman (Liberals have no use for facts, they get in the way of the narrative.)
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To: panaxanax

It is irrelevant what triggered this brutal, mob, beating.

The fact that it was a 20 to 1 beat down of racist blacks against a lone white victim for allegedly “dissing” some black man is the point. Whether it was for theft or street basketball doesn’t matter.

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.

The Mobile beating, and hundreds like it that happen nation wide every year, are barely local crime stories, sanitized of their racist motives by a Corrupt Liberal Media, and a corrupt politicized police force. It is the Greatest Story Never Told.

Liberalism has killed journalism.

Eric Holder was right, although in ways opposite of what he meant at the time.

We are truly a “nation of cowards”


12 posted on 04/26/2012 3:42:54 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: equaviator
The Detroit 300 was founded by Raphael B. Johnson (National TV Personality for the Maury Show/Community Activist) and Co-founded by Angelo B. Henderson (Pulitzer Prize winner/Radio Personality and Minister Malik Shabazz (25 year Community Activist).
"Minister Malik Shabazz –not to be confused with Malik Zulu Shabazz, the Chairman of the New Black Panther Party– drew attention Monday evening at a financial board hearing in Detroit, where he said that he would burn down the city before seeing it “taken over” by an emergency manager in the wake of the city’s debt crisis."

These guys might be a little out of control....

13 posted on 04/26/2012 3:58:34 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: D Rider
Don't lose faith yet. First try to learn to recognize humanity. Then you are in a position to make choices.

Astute indeed and so true.

14 posted on 04/26/2012 4:08:32 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: stayathomemom

Yeah, nice logic...”I’m so mad, I’m going to burn down my own house!”
These are not the brightest bulbs on the tree.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 4:09:42 AM PDT by Fireone (You gotta be tough to be dumb! (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Can anyone read this story and still wonder how big cities became surrounded by suburbs?

It started with the Block Busting tactics of th 50’s and it is still going on today.

A community can only stand so much diversity and then it goes downhill, get out before that happens or be left holding the bag.Socially and Financially.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 4:31:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Happy Rain

Correct, blacks are only 13%. But Team Obama’s goal is to create such horrible race riots, that some type of emergency rule or martial law is required. Of course, we can’t have normal elections in such a fearful climate....

That’s one hypothesis. It’s Lenin’s dictum, “The worse, the better,” for creating the optimal pre-revolutionary climate.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 5:09:28 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: aces

He didn’t have a gun; apparently (if media reports are even halfway accurate for once) he had a kitchen knife in his hand when he shooed the kids away. He SHOULD have had a 12 gauge or better handy for the lynch mob’s arrival.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 5:23:26 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: stayathomemom
"Minister Malik Shabazz –not to be confused with Malik Zulu Shabazz, the Chairman of the New Black Panther Party– drew attention Monday evening at a financial board hearing in Detroit, where he said that he would burn down the city before seeing it “taken over” by an emergency manager in the wake of the city’s debt crisis."

On second thought, go ahead and confuse him with Malik Zulu Shabazz; it's clear they're cut from the same dirty rag.

19 posted on 04/26/2012 5:25:33 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: RightOnline
Against 20 to 30 people, some of whom were probably carrying firearms, engaging with a standard carry pistol/spare mag setup would be a dicey thing.

I'd want an AR with a chest rig of 30rd mags.

I'm beginning to see why liberals hate hi-cap mags so much.

20 posted on 04/26/2012 5:28:57 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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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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