Mayor Sam Jones is urging the public not to jump to conclusions and to wait until the investigation is finished.
“Police will certainly explore a racial motive if the evidence supports it,” said Jones. “This type of mob violence will not be tolerated. If people think we are going to tolerate that to bring attention to some national event, they are sorely mistaken. They will be arrested and prosecuted for assault or whatever the appropriate charge may be,” he said.
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News 5’s Lauren Vargas spoke with a neighbor who also heard a member of the mob that beat Matthew Owens say “Now thats justice for Trayvon.”
That backs up what Owens’ sister, who witnessed the attack from her house across the street, told News 5. Ashey Parker calls it “the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.”