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Man Arrested In Beating Of Matthew Owens

April 25, 2012 by  

Man Arrested In Beating Of Matthew Owens
Terry Rawls, 44, has been arrested in the mob beating of Matthew Owens in Mobile, Ala.

Terry Rawls, 44, has been arrested in the mob beating of Matthew Owens in Mobile, Ala.

Owens was beaten viciously and is in critical care. After the assault, one of the attackers reportedly said, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”

After being contacted by police, Rawls turned himself in.

This is not Rawls’ first run-in with the law. In 2000, he pleaded guilty to criminal assault. In 2004, he was arrested on two third-degree burglary charges.

Police believe that a large number of the 20 or so blacks involved in the attack on Owens only watched the assault take place. So far, no other warrants have been issued, but police say two or three more arrests may take place.

According to police, Rawls and Owens have a history of confrontation.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • Glock26

    WHAT, NO Media Hype, NO Cry for Racial Hate Crime? No Visit from The Rev’s or Obama???? OH Sorry The Victim was the Wrong Color.

    • deborah

      Good point. I think that white people should stand up and cry out about it being a hate crime. They would be accused of bigotry, but it would point out that ANY person who attacks another just because of their skin color should be ready to receive the concequences of their actions. After all, justice is supposed to be impartial and fair to everyone. So why not go public about this issue, and remind the media as well as the general population? Or has it truly become a sad fact that most Americans have become a blind, mindless bunch of sheep ready for slaughter….

      • Glock26

        I read another article where they referred to the Attackers as “Teens” And only a few participated. Yet, the Police report says they all had Paint Cans, chairs, brass knuckles, clubs. Sounds like a Riot to me. Then to add the Comment about Martin was uncalled for.

  • deborah

    Oh, I almost forgot to add- when other arrests are made, why not identify all those who watched the beating and did nothing and charge them with being accessories after the fact? By doing nothing, they indirectly participated in, and encouraged the felony.

  •!/cher.cpht Cheryl

    The 20 or so that did not get charged, should have been because they were there and verbally attacking and not doing anything to stop what was happening!! They are just as guilty as the one who delivered the blows ! Example: When you hear about someone robbing a bank and they have a driver waiting in the car to drive you away from the crime scene, that person is just as guilty as the one who physically went in and took the money…In my mind, they ALL should be arrested!!! This is not right !!

  • M

    I agree with Deborah. If you stand there and do nothing, you are guilty. I would think that this would be a good time to invoke the second as you dial 9-1-1…but even if you just dial 9-1-1 at least you’re doing SOMETHING.

  • truesoy

    ….and he, and the others should be punished to the full extent of the law; more appropiately life in prison for terry rawis, based on his ciminal record and the current criminal charges.
    The man is not only a criminal, but twice the ignorant.


  • Joe

    It is a shame that todays whites have no backbone!! 40 years ago this would have been handled different and should be now!! The justice system has turned a blind eye to blacks beating whites(In Mobs) in America today.

    • truesoy

      Joe, you don’t answer ignorance with more ignorance; that would be very stupid.
      Think about it.


      • Vicki

        Well said.


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