My Brother Has Been Shot

Tonight my life stood still.

At exactly 10:58pm I received a message on my phone from my dearest Dad…

” Honey, you need to call me back.  Your brother’s situation has gotten worst and it’s not good.  Not good at all.”

I called back.

See, my brother has been living in hell for 13 or some years now with a wife and his children.  My brother just recently had to quit from being a coal miner in Alabama because he was told to.  He was told to either quit or be fired; my brother has never been fired from anything in his life.  He was told to quit because he is an addict, he’s addicted to Oxycontin.  He’s a great man.  Next to my Dad, he’s my hero.  I would give my soul to be like him.

Anyway…

My brother has been shot by his wife’s father.  See in the South it’s okay to shoot an unarmed man.  A man who just wants to not live in hell.

He is now in critical condition and is in surgery.

I will not sleep tonight and I pray for justice in the South.  I will SEE to justice for this crime.

You DO NOT shoot an unarmed man.

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55 thoughts on “My Brother Has Been Shot

  1. Good grief Bats, this is terrible. Please keeps us informed about your brothers situation, and all my best wishes go out to him, you, and your family.

  2. I just checked facebook. They are justifying it. My brother is dying and they are justifying it. My brother was drunk and hit his wife’s father (I don’t know why) in the face. I still do not justify shooting an unarmed man. My heart is pounding so hard.

    • You ought to make copies of everything they say on Facebook. You never know, the news is filled with crooks who tripped themselves up by what they said online. Hang in there Bats!

      • Okay here’s a fun thing. My other brother just got down there and on Facebook the family is saying he threaten the dad, threatened to kill him. He hasn’t even talked with him or anyone but me. Good thing I’m saving all of this to my computer. Idiots. Seriously…this is insanity…more than alcoholism and addiction is. We are in awe.

          • Just hold on tight and remember to play it through. The aftermath of a night wrapped in the love of your family is so much better than the alternative…

          • Oh here’s something else fun. This is a private message I’ve received on Facebook. I am not going to post this person’s name and I also want to stress I would never threaten anyone. But here this is now what I am receiving…

            • KISS MY MOTHER FUCKING ASS. YOUR DAMN ASS YANKKE BITCH FAMILY ALMOST KILLED MY NIECES AND MY DADDY AND YOU WANT TO THREATEN ME??? KIS MY MOTHER FUCKIN SOUTHERN ASS BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DONT TRY TO KILL ONE OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS AND EXPECT US TO SIT BY QUIETLY AND LET THAT DAMN SHIT HAPPEN! FUCK YOU AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK FUCK FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            First off… I’m not scared. Second off this person has issues out the ying yang. Hmmm…

          • I sure hope you made a copy of that one too! But really Bats. I don’t think it’s wise to encourage their craziness by arguing with them. Arguing with crazy people is just… well, crazy! Get some rest. You’re probably going to need it. :-|

  3. Huge hugs, Bats. I truly hope all will be well with your brother. And you stay grounded in all your good work you have done! Don’t give in to the bastards, eh? Stay in your love and in your light. Good, good thoughts to you.
    xx
    Mrs Demeanor

  4. Holy shit… what an ugly, ugly situation. i feel your pain and will keep your brother in my thoughts.

    Be sure to take care of yourself as well! Venting is good, sleep is very good. Try to sleep as much as possible!

  5. Wanted you to know another person is out here thinking of you and your family. I haven’t followed you long, so I have no idea backstory or anything, but please take care of yourself….these people sound truly crazy. Engaging with them in any way would be dangerous. Be careful – course, if they are posting crap like that on Facebook, they aren’t the brightest bulbs out there. Let them keep on sending stuff like that. Prosecutors will love it!! Hang in there…….

  6. I just logged on and saw this, Bats. I’m keeping you and your brother in my thoughts. Such shocking news. Hope by the time you see this your brother will be out of surgery and resting comfortably. Take care of yourself, and don’t talk to the crazy people.

  7. Holy moley!!

    Prayers of all kinds and nature are on the wing your way and to your entire family.

    Bats, hang in there. I can NOT imagine going through this. You can make it and your sound strong and clear. That is a blessing to you and to your family.

    I am with Al. sleep as much as you can and take care of you. Keep us posted as you are able.

    XXOO Jen

  8. That is terrible. I will pray for him and your family – I am not religious but if God exists He would not mind me praying for others. I am so sorry. I hope your brother is okay.

  9. Hi Bats,
    I’m one of IzaakMak’s readers and have just come over to lend support in this absolutely heinous situation. Thoughts and prayers to you and YOUR side of the family.

  10. …now’s the time to have faith in your strength of will, bats. It’s also time to understand your limitations. Let the doctors be the doctors, and let the fools be fools, concentrate your energy on your family.

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