MOBILE, Alabama --Yeah, the kids are the victims. Mr. Owens went to beating on the poor kids' pipes, paint cans and chairs with his head. He should have known better.
Tuesday 8:35 p.m.
Mobile police tell News 5 they still hope to make an arrest in the Matthew Owens case before the end of the night.
Owens was beaten Saturday night in front of his home on Delmar Drive. Witnesses, including Owens sister, say 20 black people attacked Owens with pipes, paint cans and chairs. Owens is still in ICU at USA Medical Center. Weaving in and out of consciousness, Owens told his brother Lloyd, "Don't let me die."
Police continue to downplay the Trayvon Martin connection to the beating. But a neighbor confirms what his sister told News 5. The neighbor, too scared to go on camera, told News 5's Lauren Vargas that they heard one of the suspects say "This is justice for Trayvon" as she drove away.
Tonight, an angry mother who lives on the street told News 5's Blake Brown that the kids who live on Delmar Drive are the real victims.
Every situation like this can be laid right at the feet of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and every race pimp that's been trying to profit off the Martin case by inciting racial hatred.
UPDATE: Another "Justice for Trayvon" case.