Mob-violence instigator Al Sharpton, racial shakedown artist Jesse Jackson, and Honorary New Black Panther (HNBP) Eric Holder now have a test: Do they have any shred of decency, humanity, and justice left in their race-hustling souls?
This story is now taking off in my town of Mobile, AL:
According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink.
Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens.
Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. “It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.” Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”…. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said “Now thats justice for Trayvon.”
Where is mayor Sam Jones on this? Nowhere to be found. Where is Sharpton? Jackson? Holder? Is this not a “hate crime” (if such a thing really exists)? Is this not a civil rights case? Is this not something that cries out for justice against a clearly racially motivated attack? Maybe Mr. Holder thinks of himself as a nation unto himself, which would indeed make him a “nation of cowards” when it comes to matters racial. Otherwise, he certainly would have the guts to step in and order an investigation.
C’mon, Mr. Sharpton: Come show that you aren’t a vicious thug with compassion only for black people. Come on down and have a press conference demanding justice for Matthew Owens.
For that matter, where is our post-racial president? The least he could do is invite Joe Biden down to Mobile with him to bring a beer to Mr. Owens if Mr. Owens recovers from his beating. Or do white victims not matter in Barack Obama’s world?
Then again, the neighbors of Mr. Owens, white and black alike, need to come forward. Somebody knows at least some of the criminals who beat Mr. Owens. When 20 or more people are involved, somebody is bound to talk, even if there were no uninvolved witnesses. Well, where are they? Where are the fine citizens of Mobile who insist that justice should be color blind?
Look, Mobile is hardly a hotbed of racial injustice. When the rest of Alabama was burning in the 1960s, then-Mayor Joe Langan quietly integrated Mobile, legally speaking, in one uneventful afternoon. In 2005, with a black voter registration in the low 40s, Mobile elected black county commissioner Sam Jones as mayor (with my support). There is no sociological mumbo jumbo, no excuse, no reason whatsoever for blacks in Mobile to take such issue with a white man who asks kids to stop playing basketball so loudly in the street.
What this is, is a sickness of the first order. Come on down MSNBC. Come on down, ABC. Come on down, Washington Post. Come on down, New York Times. Cover this story. Demand justice. Ask what’s wrong with black America that it could countenance such vicious, racist criminality.
Wait — what’s that you say? You say it’s not fair to blame all of “black America” for the actions of two dozen men?
Gee, maybe you have a point there. Maybe these were 20 criminals who ought to spend 20 years apiece in jail, but who are no more indicative of the rest of their nation or culture than… well, than “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman is for non-black America, or than Jared Lee Loughner, a disturbed lefto-anarchist, is for conservative America or Tea Partiers.
Maybe these criminals ought to be rounded up, arrested, charged, tried, convicted, and imprisoned as if they are all outrageously depraved individuals, not as if they somehow represent some group sickness. Wow, what an idea: treating people as individuals.
Still, HNBP Holder has an obligation — does he not? — to make sure his civil wrongs division investigates to make sure there isn’t anything else involved.