Terry Rawls and a group of other African Americans beat up a white Alabama man named William Owens. They used bats, bricks, paint cans, and other weapons.
Owens told a group of kids not to play basketball on the street and when the children were no longer present, "a group of adults armed with weapons returned and confronted Owens, 40, in his front yard, where he was assaulted."
There has only been one arrest made. If the reports are correct, several others ought to be arrested for the beating. It does not matter if this is a hate crime or a racially motivated attack. It is still assault and due justice needs to be given to William Owens.