The PJ Tatler

'Now That's Justice for Trayvon'

Said the mob as it beat an innocent man nearly to death:

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.”

Police will only say “multiple people” are involved.

What Parker says happened next could make the fallout from the brutal beating even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said “Now thats justice for Trayvon.”

NBC’s deceptive edit of George Zimmerman’s phone call…CNN’s sound expert swearing that he heard Zimmerman on that tape utter a racial slur…the New York Times characterizing Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic”…ABC News releasing a lossy version of the surveillance video that purported to show an unwounded Zimmerman…the New Black Panthers offering a bounty on Zimmerman’s head, unchallenged by the state or federal governments…

“Justice” for Trayvon has figured into at least two separate racial attacks in recent weeks. There will be more. Racial strife is the currency of community organizers. For the media, it all makes a good story. What’s the old saying? Right — If it bleeds, it leads.

Update: Make that three known incidents of racial violence connected to revenge for Trayvon Martin. One of the participants in the Baltimore beating, which the city’s chief of police says was not a hate crime, tweets that it was.