|Screenshot of Matthew Owens|
A friend of the victim who was present described the scene. "I seen all these people just rushing, it was like, I seen at least 15 children, women, men. It was horrible before I could ... I was paralyzed," said the friend, who did not want to be identified.
Update: WKRG Channel 5 has now published a story, and they reveal that the attackers were black. They also set the number of attackers at 20. Already there have been 228 comments appended to the story; news video now available:
But it's in the comments to the Press-Register that we get the rest of the story, to include the victim's name, race, and the race of the attackers. Yes, it was an outbreak of TNB:
AlphaRaptor April 23, 2012 at 5:00PM:
This is that story: So I found out this morning that my friends brother Matthew Owens was attacked in his own front yard by about 20 to 30 black men. They attacked him with bats, paint cans and bricks. As they left them laying there for dead they told him that was for Trayvon Martin. He is now in the ICU at USA with 13 staples in his head and in critical condition his brain is bleeding. He did not know Trayvon and neither did the guys that beat him up nor did he deserve it. Why is THIS not considered a "hate" crime?!?! Why is nothing being done for him? Its not on the news or receiving any kind of media attention. I feel this man deserves justice just as much as Trayvon does and they need to take the necessary steps to apprehend these men and bring them to justice for this horrible crime they have committed. Please keep him in your prayers as he is trying to recover. What a sad world we live in that u can't even be in your own front yard (right off pleasent valley rd. ).....from kristen willie raley
Another Press-Register commenter, Drudge_Report, alerted the public to the establishment of a petition campaign on Change.org. The petitioners protest the sketchy media coverage, and demand it be investigated as a hate crime. Suggest you use your real name when signing the petition to increase its credibility; you can opt out of public display of your name if desired.
Here's a very insightful comment posted at Gateway Pundit:
WillofLa #42 April 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm:
And the Mobile police have said it all and that is instead of identifying the enemy like our government fails to do everyday, and that is to identify the enemy. To the cops who have been brain washed by liberals, there is no one of color, it’s either a “man” or “woman” or “boy” or “female” or “men” or “people”, or “person’s”, or as in this case it was “multible people”. They are deathly afraid to say WHO it is who is committing the crimes in this country, they are deathly afraid to say who it was who attacked us on 9-11, they are afraid to say that the Army officer down in Ft. Hood who murdered 13 people, was and what he is, and the kind of crime he really committed. And when a society won’t identify who the enemy is, that society is finished as a people when the enemy can’t be identified they people become even more dangerous even to each other because even their own family members become the enemy. That separates everyone from each other and there is no more racial continueity where people know who will protect them and who won’t, and who might be more of a threat and won’t, and who is more likely to be people they can depend on and who they can’t.
Back in my day you could most always depend on another White person to help you. Kids could take the bus down town and no one had better bother him. White kids that is. There usually weren’t any Black kids on the bus going anywhere by themselves. When I was ten years old I used to ride the bus across town to down town to go to the movies by myself and I never worried about anyone bothering me. I always knew if something happened and I needed help, that I could ask any White person and they would help me. Even Black people were more helpful towards little kids back then than they are now. Thanks to liberals who have allowed those who don’t belong in decent society to have the same rights to be where decent people are. The sickest pervert has the same rights as anyone else. And I don’t mean Black people either. Back in my day even Blacks knew there were societal rules that no one but some criminal would break. That everyone protected everyone no matter what color they were. That’s what makes for a secure society and that is racial continueity where races are supported by all others in that race.
But these days half of Whites think the other half are racist and will turn against them in a heart beat. But you look at all the other races, they aren’t like that. All the other races teach their kids to respect, support, and protect everyone else in that race. Everyone is doing that except White people. Whites think they are supposed to be Black, or any other race besides White. And it’s because it’s liberals that have caused a break between White continueity where the White race cannot function together anymore. I’m sure Communists had alot to do with that because they are the only ones who know how to break up different people’s like that in order to cause confusion and suspision of people’s of the same race, income, jobs, education, everything.
It’s done in order to cause the destruction of that race.
This is a good opportunity to re-surface the essay written by John Derbyshire on April 5th, the same essay that got him fired from the National Review. The essay is his version of a talk he thinks White parents should have with their kids on how to deal with Blacks. Paragraphs 9 and 10 apply in this situation (after the jump):
(9) A small cohort of blacks—in my experience, around five percent—is ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacks—around half—will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, the natural willingness of most human beings to be led, and a vague feeling that whites have it coming.
(10) Thus, while always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:
(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.