Greetings, I am a family member and supporter of my sibling who is a 290 registrant. He has completed his 1 year anniversary this past January 2015 with flying colors. He has been attending web community college to attain his AA degree and has been working several steady but manageable jobs.
Recently, this past Sunday (March 15, 2015) while working at a ‘Park and Ride’ near the airport in San Diego, an employee from a competitive company who was apparently having a bad day began bad-mouthing my brother. My brother bad-mouthed back and that was the end of it, so he thought. Later that afternoon, the employee returned to continue the bad-mouthing and got very close to my brother. My brother fearing a physical altercation continued to defend himself verbally and was looking around which made him seem nervous. The employee from the other company assaulted my brother by putting his hands on him with a forceful push and in reaction, my brother threw a punch. All this was caught on video and what I explained is clearly visible. My brother did not report this to his P.O. immediately because nothing came of this, but recently the owner of the competing company came to speak with the owner of the company my brother works in and it seems that he wants my brother fired. My brother was advised by his employer to contact his P.O. to explain the situation. My brother called the P.O. and he was reprimanded for not calling right after the incident and requested that there be an investigation by the local police to sort out who is at fault. I suggested to my brother to contact his P.O. again to notify her that he will be filing a police report and possibly put assault charges on the other employee just to cover himself, but to notify his P.O. of his intentions for guidance.
My brother is really nervous and depressed that he has to feel this way because of his situation and being on parole. He feels that no matter what he will lose in this situation and fears being sent back to Jail for this incident in which he clearly was not at fault. He lives in constant fear of being harassed and/or assaulted and believes he does not have any rights to defend himself physically or legally. Can anyone provide some guidance I can forward to him on what to do next or what to wait for? Is there something he can do to stand up for himself without any consequences? Please help if you can.
~ The brother of a Man who deserves a second chance at living without fear or shame.
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