Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Career Criminal Terry Rawls Arrested And Charged With Assault In Beating Of Matthew Owens In Mobile; Still No Hate Crime Charges

Note: All posts on the Matthew Owens case accessible HERE, with the most recent post displayed first.

On April 25th, 2012, Mobile Police announced their first arrest in the case of the black mob assault on Matthew Owens. Terry Rawls, a 44-year-old Negro male identified as a career criminal, has been arrested and charged with first degree assault. This is a Class A felony in Alabama, punishable by 10 years to life in prison upon conviction. Since Rawls has an extensive criminal history in Mobile and Baldwin counties including assault, burglary, theft and cocaine possession, he would likely get a long sentence if convicted. Police say as many as three additional arrests are possible within the next few days, although no additional warrants have yet been issued.

Police have set up a meeting to present information about the incident to the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which have jurisdiction over federal hate crimes. But police are still convinced that the Trayvon Martin case did not motivate Saturday’s incident, although two separate witnesses clearly heard someone remark that this was "justice for Trayvon". Instead, police continue to believe the assault resulted from a long-simmering feud between Owens and Rawls. Both the mayor and police chief are black, by the way. WKRG news video embedded below:



And get a load of this. Rawls lives on Delmar Drive at the same house where WKRG Channel 5 talked to Lemica Whisenhunt, an angry Negro female who claims the kids are the real victims. Here's the video of that conversation:



By the way, the University of South Alabama Medical Center has now upgraded Matthew Owens’ condition to fair, so his survival is ensured, and now we wait to see if he makes a full recovery without his brains being permanently scrambled in some way. In a comment posted HERE, Hunter Wallace reports that Owens has a cracked skull, is deaf in one ear, and may have permanent brain damage. A petition campaign on Change.org is still in progress. The petitioners protest the sketchy media coverage, and demand it be investigated as a hate crime.

Mobile resident Quin Hillyer wrote again about the assault in the Spectator, and insists that this incident is not typical of race relations in Mobile. But he also acknowledges that the composite picture from white witnesses about what happened leaves almost no doubt that racial animus played the major role in the vicious beating.

Discussion rages on at Stormfront and the Vanguard News Network Forum.

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