Earlier today I was talking to my coworker about my brother. We talked a little about race and how I sometimes felt my brother used it as a crutch to not do better. Although I know some of how he felt was valid, I sometimes thought he was over the top. I love him so much and we have been estranged for awhile now. When I arrived home, I had a message on my phone from my mom.
I called her only to find out my brother had gotten arrested. I don't know all of the specifics but there were witnesses. Two cops tazed him and then proceeded to beat them with their clubs in his head and face while he was down and not fighting back. To add insult to injury, they were calling him the N word as they beat him in the face and head as he laid there unable to defend himself. He had to get stitches in his head and his face is swollen. I am not going to excuse my brother for the actions that led up to his arrest. But in the year when we elect the first black President, it's amazing how much racism still exist and how evil some folks could be. He wasn't fighting back and was immobilized but they used it as an opportunity to hurt him. My heart is aching right now. That is my baby brother d@mn it. How dare they? I am so enraged right now and I don't know what tot think right now.
We are currently looking into legal action. Please pray for my family. Much love. Q