It breaks my heart to share this link, because the horror of it is unimaginable. This is cruelty that was done just for the sake of cruelty; this was a crime of the sickest order, and it happened because nobody stood up to stop it.
A lesbian woman in Alabama went to spend the end of Thanksgiving day with her girlfriend’s family. What happened next, how A got to Z - nobody seems to be clear on, but what we know is that the brother of Mallory Owens, Travis Hawkins, Jr., flipped out, and beat Ms. Owens very literally within an inch of her life. Hawkins’ family stood by and watched. They have done worse than just standing there and watching this; Hawkins’ family is now threatening Owens’ family. Apparently, it’s not enough that their son has made facial reconstruction surgery necessary for the woman that their daughter loves.
The DA in this case charged Hawkins with simple second-degree assault. This is not what happened; what this is was attempted murder and a hate crime.
The story is at the following link. Trigger warning: severe violence against an LGBT person, and graphic pictures of that attack.
Mallory Owens’ story, from what I can gather, is being underreported in Alabama. It’s certainly being treated as unimportant by the legal system. I can promise you that, if the one fighting for his life was Travis Hawkins, this DA would be calling for the death penalty.
Something HAS to be done here. If it’s only that we try to share this story, so that many more eyes are on it and this DA can know that we are watching him, and that we are demanding justice for Mallory Owens. Petitions can be started. Charity accounts can be set up to help with her medical costs. Protests can be arranged.
No matter how it happens, Mallory Owens needs to know that there are people who won’t just stand by.
Please pass this on.
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What the fnck is wrong with theses hateful assholes?
Jail sounds like a good start for this d-bag.