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4 arrested in attack on teen who said 'Blue lives matter'

Posted October 12

— Four black men are facing assault charges in connection with the beating of a white Alabama high school student who had posted pro-police comments online.

In a statement, Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson says four recent Sylacauga High School students were arrested Tuesday following the Sept. 30 attack against 17-year-old Brian Ogle.

Ogle's mother, Brandi Allen, says her son responded to students wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts at his school with "Blue lives matter," a defense of police officers. He was hospitalized with serious head injuries.

Twenty-year-old Quartez Walker and 19-year-old Bobby Brown were arrested at Stillman College. Eighteen-year-old La Noah Ely, Jr. was arrested at Auburn University in Montgomery. Twenty-year-old Daveon Nix was arrested in Sylacauga.

Police have said the attack may have been racially motivated.


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  • Cynthia M Oct 21, 12:18 p.m.
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    "MAY have been racially motivated?" Political correctness has gone too far!!

    Though I am surprised that WRAL mentioned the race of the assailants and the victim. They usually don't do that when it doesn't fit their preferred narrative.

  • Jason Matthews Oct 13, 6:07 p.m.
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    All four of those savages should be charged with a hate crime. Why is this story buried so deep? This should be on the main web page. If it was the other way around im sure it would be