His mother didn't automatically forgive those who nearly lynched her son (he's in a hospital in Birmingham for a month with severe brain trauma), but demanded justice.
She got it, and one of those black attackers who nearly murdered her son has a black mother in an elected position of power. [UPDATE: Sylacauga councilwoman-elect’s son among 4 arrested in connection with assault on teen, Anniston Star, 10-12-16]:
Four people have been arrested on felony assault charges in connection with the beating of Sylacauga High School student Brian Ogle last month.
Brian Ogle - his skull was broken in three places - was nearly lynched by an unknown number of black people (four have been arrested) because he wrote "Blue Lives Matter" on Facebook
Blue Lives Matter.
That's what Brian Ogle wrote on Facebook.
For this, he was assaulted by a still undetermined number of black people.
One of those black people has a mother (recently elected to a city council position) who told a newspaper last week children emulate their parents.
America, as presently constituted, is irredeemable.
That is, until white people get off their knees and understand there is no one coming to save us.