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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 03:48 PM

Man Beaten By Mob, Arrests Expected Today

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Source: wkrg

MOBILE, Alabama --
Tuesday 12:35 p.m.

Mobile police expect to make arrests in the Matthew Owens beating case today.

Owens is in critical condition at USA Medical Center, three days after police say he was beaten by "multiple people" armed with chairs, pipes and paint cans Saturday night in front of his house on Delmar Drive.

Police are downplaying the Trayvon Martin comment, but the family insists one of the attackers said "Now thats justice for Trayvon" after the attack. Trayvon Martin is the unarmed teenager police say was shot and killed February 26 by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Samford, Florida.




Read more: http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/apr/23/26/man-beaten-mob-critical-condition-ar-3659891/

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Reply Man Beaten By Mob, Arrests Expected Today (Original post)
Bacchus4.0 Apr 2012 OP
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #1
Bacchus4.0 Apr 2012 #2
-..__... Apr 2012 #5
Bacchus4.0 Apr 2012 #7
-..__... Apr 2012 #11
sabrina 1 Apr 2012 #13
Skittles Apr 2012 #17
-..__... Apr 2012 #25
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #14
-..__... Apr 2012 #23
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #24
-..__... Apr 2012 #26
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #8
Bacchus4.0 Apr 2012 #10
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #12
mactime Apr 2012 #3
tularetom Apr 2012 #4
Bacchus4.0 Apr 2012 #6
Skittles Apr 2012 #18
JoePhilly Apr 2012 #9
stonecutter357 Apr 2012 #15
sulphurdunn Apr 2012 #16
Skittles Apr 2012 #19
guappo1 Apr 2012 #20
coalition_unwilling Apr 2012 #21
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #22
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2012 #27

Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

1. I've seen other articles about this case. This case smells funny. I think there is more to this.

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 03:53 PM

2. what smells funny? its good they are going to make arrests. n/t

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:20 PM

5. That the police are down playing the "Trayvon Martin" thing.

 

I have little doubt that someone actually made that comment, but to let it gain any legs and go public
is just going to stir things up.

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Response to -..__... (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:26 PM

7. I have little doubt that someone said that as well n/t

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:38 PM

11. Don't be surprised if the cops try to cover it up...

 

gloss over it or coerce the witness into recanting their testimony.

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Response to -..__... (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:56 PM

13. Lol, yes, because the cops are always on the side of ensuring that African Americans

get justice!

At least in this case, they went after the perps, in the Trayvon Martin case they knew who he was and let him go, until the huge public outrage forced a rethinking of that decision.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 06:23 PM

17. CORRECT

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:10 PM

25. No...they don't want a shit storm descending on their community.

 

They might be a little too late for that now.

At least in this case, they went after the perps, in the Trayvon Martin case they knew who he was and let him go, until the huge public outrage forced a rethinking of that decision.


No... the cops wanted to press charges. The AG's office "let him go".

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 05:02 PM

14. I have zero doubt that no one said that

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:04 PM

23. So... now there're two liars?

 

News 5's Lauren Vargas spoke with a neighbor who also heard a member of the mob that beat Matthew Owens say "Now thats justice for Trayvon."

That backs up what Owens' sister, who witnessed the attack from her house across the street, told News 5. Ashey Parker calls it "the scariest thing I have ever witnessed."


http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/apr/23/36/man-beaten-mob-critical-condition-ar-3659891/

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Response to -..__... (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:08 PM

24. Law enforcement has said something different

So yes, I don't believe that neighbor. Why do you? Especially since it has come out that Mr. Owns threatened neighbors with butcher knives. It doesn't excuse the beating, but it explains it.

Again, local authorities say the beating had nothing to do with the while Zimmerman Fiasco.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:22 PM

26. Tell me why I shouldn't?

 

That's been a point of contention since Martins being shot and killed... whom to believe, and whom not to believe.

Law enforcement has said something different


So, now you believe "law enforcement"?

Did you/do you believe them in the Zimmerman/Martin case?

Again, local authorities say the beating had nothing to do with the while Zimmerman Fiasco.


Not directly it didn't, nor was it a motive, but it was certainly in the back of somes minds and making comments like that only adds more fuel to the fire.

No one benefits from this kind of shit.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:33 PM

8. The link has the article I am talk about

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:37 PM

10. yeah, I saw that and my link states that there will be arrests today so that is good

not alot in the national media so I posted the local report.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:42 PM

12. I'm saying that there is more to this story and that something just doesn't feel right. I'm saying

I'm hoping to get more facts to the story!

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:15 PM

3. I hope this poor man recovers

 

Read about this horrendous crime in a previous post. I am glad the police are making progress and are arresting these animals.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:19 PM

4. "Samford, Florida", huh? Is that anywhere near Sanford?

I'm pretty sure this is an update of the story I read earlier. And it sounded a little off key then and it still does. If it's true I hope they catch the people that did it. If it's a lie I hope they throw the book at those that made up the story.

"That's justice for Trayvon" sounds like something a white person would think a black person would say.

I'd like to see an account of this incident from somewhere besides WKRG.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:22 PM

6. I'd like to see more reporting on this too, why isn't there?

it doesn't appear made up though.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 06:24 PM

18. the article is badly written

however, it does "APPEAR" the police will ARREST people in THIS case.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:36 PM

9. At least the police are investigating this attack. nt

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 05:25 PM

15. http://blog.al.com/live/2012/04/tensions_leading_to_beating_of.html

Cpl. Christopher Levy, a spokesman for the Police Department, said the Trayvon Martin case definitely was not the motivating factor.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 05:52 PM

16. I read most of the comments

sent to the Mobile news station. Most were from whites, some from blacks. Blacks had one take on it, whites another. What they had in common was that they're all ignorant bigots. A white man shooting a kid in the street, or a mob of blacks attacking a man on his porch, all the same kind of violent trash, really. Neither act was an act of self-defense. What is there to take sides about? What does the affront, real or imagined have to do with it?

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 06:25 PM

19. isn't it a spectacle?

sorry state of affairs

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 06:55 PM

20. Law N Order

well if someone was beaten an they have suspects, good. If it was done with race card then it is a crime of violence beyond just a beating. How ever it came down, those who committed the crime should pay the price of their action....

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 07:30 PM

21. "Samford, Florida"???? - OK, let's nominate their

 

copyeditors for Pulitzers, shall we?

On edit: Samford = Sanford plus Sambo, I guess.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 08:59 PM

22. I thought that too n/t

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:32 PM

27. Locking - not LBN

Event happened on Sunday. Please feel free to repost in GD.

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