A student, just 17, severely beaten, in intensive care, targeted after receiving threats for expressing a political view. Seems like the media would be all over this story, but, no
Brandi Allen says she learned her son Brian Ogle had been beaten Friday night only moments after she caught sight of him while she drove by.
“I wish I had stopped,” she said. “Or maybe it wouldn’t have happened.”
Now Allen says her son is looking at more than a month of treatment and rehab in the hospital after he was the victim of a beating Friday night following a Sylacauga High School football game in an attack that authorities say was possibly racially motivated.
Sylacauga police said investigators have met with Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens to obtain warrants for suspects in the assault.
Ogle is currently still in intensive care in critical condition. Doctors are examining him to see if bleeding has stopped on his brain, Allen said. The pain is too intense for him to open his eyes, and he only speaks rarely, she said.
He does not seem to have any memory of the attack
Allen says she believes her son was beaten because he responded to a post on social media with the phrase “I Back the Blue.” She said this came after a disagreement at school over “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts. She says he began receiving threats immediately after.