Last month, a white teenager posted a statement on his Facebook page in support of police officers after students at his high school showed up wearing Black Lives Matter shirts. Brian Ogle was then savagely beaten, leaving his skull fractured in three places. Ogle was hospitalized, and had to fight for his life. His mother wanted the thugs responsible charged with a hate crime, as she believes that it was a racially motivated attack. “Instead of us planning for his 18th birthday, we’re here,” she said. “Why? Because he made a statement that he backs the blue? I’m still trying to understand how someone, no matter the color of their skin, can do this to another human being.”
Thankfully, this family is about to get justice for their son.
Four people have been arrested for the horrific beating, all four Sylacauga High School students, the same school that Ogle attends. Quartez Walker, 20, Bobby Brown, 19, La Noah Ealy Jr., 18, and Daveon Nix, 20, have all been charged with the beating. But it gets worse: Nix is the son of Sylacauga District 2 City Councilwoman-elect Tiffany Nix.
Walker allegedly had a firearm at the time of the beating, and was charged with assault in the first degree, which could give him a prison sentence of up to 20 years. The other three were charged with assault in the second degree, which could land them in prison for up to 10 years.
The local police department made a point of thanking the people who helped find these thugs and bring them to justice.
“Our department would like to thank all of those that cooperated in this investigation as witnesses. SPD would also like to thank the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Homicide Division, for their help in locating and apprehending the two suspects in their county,” Sylacauga police Chief Kelly Johnson said. “SPD investigators have worked tirelessly to bring this case to the point that it is at. SPD does not expect to make any further arrests at this time.”
— Jamiese Price (@ThePriceReport) October 3, 2016