The brutal beating of an innocent white man in Mobile, Alabama is not being investigated as a hate crime even though witnesses heard someone yell out that it was done as justice for Trayvon Martin.
According to Fox News, "Matthew Owens, of Mobile, Ala., was assaulted with baseball bats, paint cans and other weapons at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after telling a group of children to stop playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive, according to Ashley Rains, public information officer for the Mobile Police Department."
What exactly is a hate crime? I have always thought that any crime was done out of hate. What is the problem here? Is it that Matthew Owens is a straight, white man? Did you see the photos of what these people did to Owens?
It is infuriating. People need to write to the Mobile Police Department and complain. People need to ask President Obama if Matthew Owens would get justice if Owens looked like the son he never had.
This is discrimination at its ugliest! It is being investigated as an assault. As the mother of a victim of assault, I can assure you, nothing will be done unless it is declared a hate crime, and from where I sit, it is a hate crime.
I will forward this to the Mobile Police Department, and see if they can do any better with the charges than an assault.