On April 21st, in Mobile, Alabama, Matthew Owens was beaten nearly to death by a large group of black men. Matthew Owens is white. According to police, Owens there were some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night and Owens “fussed” at them. It doesn’t say how or what Owens said. Police say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink. Owens is currently in Intensive Care suffering from multiple, serious injuries.
What Parker says happened next makes this tragic incident even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owens bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said "Now that’s justice for Trayvon."
There have been numerous incidents of black on white violence in the weeks since the Trayvon Martin story went nationwide. Interestingly, the mainstream media, who covered the Martin story extensively and falsely (admittedly) portrayed George Zimmerman as a racist, cold-blooded murderer, hasn’t really covered these other stories. Last week a 13 year old white boy was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire by two black teenagers in Kansas City. As they walked away the suspects said "That's what you get, white boy." It made the local news. Where were NBC, ABC and CNN, who not only covered the Trayvon Martin story but have now admitted to editing recordings and altering the story to make it appear that the incident happened differently than it did.
Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee and Rosie O’Donnell to defend the rights of the victims of these crimes? Fighting for civil rights, protesting and publicizing the need for those rights is a good thing. But aren’t those civil rights supposed to apply to everyone? Isn’t beating a man almost to death because he’s white or setting a kid on fire because he’s white just as heinous as doing it because someone is black? Again, I understand that Trayvon Martin is dead and I’m not trivializing that at all. The problem here is that George Zimmerman has been tried and convicted in the media using falsified evidence and just because real justice has not been carried out, to date, people are using it as an excuse to seek vigilante justice on other, innocent people. And the main stream media is directly to blame.
This post isn’t about those who are angry concerning the Martin/ZImmerman case and are wanting revenge as much as it is about the completely irresponsible reporting and blatant lies about the Martin/Zimmerman case that caused the anger in the first place. The Martin shooting was a tragedy that never should have happened. What’s happening now because of the pathetic lies reported by the main stream media is most likely going to be worse.
Recently, new evidence has been revealed that supports George Zimmerman’s version of the story. Yesterday, when Zimmerman was released from jail on bond (which is his right), the Twitter net waves opened up to a slew of hate-filled death threats against him. Some people have decided that the justice system simply is not working to their satisfaction and wish to take matters into their own hands. (One person even said that since Zimmerman was released on bond he can’t be re-tried for the same crime but that’s another story entirely.) Zimmerman has been convicted by a large percentage of people regardless of supposedly being innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. And I blame the mainstream media.
Do you people remember the Rodney King case and its aftermath? The retaliation for Zimmerman’s verdict has already started and he hasn’t even been tried yet. And if George Zimmerman is acquitted of the second degree murder charges, which many legal experts say he will be because whatever happened it didn’t seem to be intentional, what do you think will happen then? I am truly afraid that the aftermath of that occurrence will make the Rodney King violence look tame. The racism and hatred are being stoked by the main stream media, who should be held accountable for any and all violent actions taken because of their blatantly untrue reporting.
I say it’s time to start holding these mainstream media outlets responsible. Families of those who have become victims of violent racial attacks since they (the media outlets) began falsely reporting the facts of the Martin/Zimmerman case should lawyer up and file a very large lawsuit against NBC, ABC and CNN, for starters. They should ask for the right to add any other news agency that altered any of the evidence and presented it as fact that caused George Zimmerman to appear to be a racist perpetrator of a hate crime. Since they have all admitted publishing things that were not quite true, they should be held liable. I’m thinking millions of dollars could be had before this is over.