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Puzzled --- an atrocious story, and I'm sure you have the sympathy of all of us. It sounds as if your mother is locked into Denial, and irresponsibly refusing to face facts, about how sick and dangerous her son is. Investigate the extent to which you can ensure legally that he ineed IS NEVER released from hospital. Although most people with schizophrenia are harmless, probably less so that some of our neighbours ; when someone has the track record of intractability, failure to maintain treatment, and propensity for severe violence, then they should be kept in a high-security facility and in such a way as to prevent their being a danger to other people.
Sorry to hear of your ordeal and that terrible assault. If there's some counselling available for you, that'd be wise, as this may well be an Acute Stress Disorder.
I'm also puzzled by your persistent blurring of vision and especially I have never heard of sudden onset of colour blindness like this. I would worry about the possibility of some mild brain damage, and a CAT scan would be an excellent idea, as a skull X-ray shows only very gross damage. I'd prefer you to see a Neurologist. The punch was sufficient to knock you unconscious, and presumably hit your head against the floor, so damage is possible, and the wise doctor seeks to prove that there is no such damage, rather than assuming hopefully that there isn't any.
Under these circumstances, it is absolutely outrageous for your boss to complain about and not allow you further time off work --- I wonder how much time he'd take off it it had happened to him ? Surely legally, under regulations ( I'd check with your local Dept of Labour ) this cannot be allowed, and they may be able to intervene.
How sad that the local police proved to be so monumentally and wickedly incompetent ! And so totally ignorant of the law and of their duties. I'd be tempted to raise this with the local Commissioner of Police ( or whatever they're calling themselves these days, Head Waiter, or whatever ) as there should be disciplinary action taken against these goons, who themselves constitute a danger to human life.
It is a lie ( or dangerous ignorance ) for them to say that the police "don't handle mental patients". Several laws very specifically give them definite responsibilities and powers in such cases, and REQUIRE them to act so as to protect you. They were either lying wickedly, or dangerously ignorant of the laws governing their job and their role. They are speciically empowered to arrest / take into custody such a person, and hold them as needed, either at a police-station until he can be seen by a doctor, or to take him to a suitable mental hospital for assessment and whatever treatment was needed.
Similarly, if these idiots had to wait for a specific warrant of arrest before aresting anyone, they'd never arrest anyone ( maybe they don't) --- at any rate they'd be, as these were, totally useless in any emergency. And they were not only authorized to act but required by law to act, in any case, but especially because of the previously obtained protection order against him. What do they think those orders are for ?
Thank heavens you eventually encountered the older and sane policeman who acted responsibly and competently, as we all have the right to expect of every officer, but sadly can find only so very rarely. When there's time, it'd be good to commend him to the Commissioner / MEC for policing. Such rare good work needs to be encouraged.
Your mother was inded dangerously uselss too, from the sound of it, and failed in her duty to protect you.
I wonder whether a lawyer ( maybe the law clinic at the local university ? ) could act to further protect you, to obtain, maybe, a Court Order preventing yourbrother's release unless your safety can be guaranteed. Maybe he can notify the relevant authorities that they will be held responsible for any further suffering caused to you, if they allow him to re-enter the comunity.
So --- do all that you can to protect yourself and your health. Then make sure everything possible is done to keep him in hospital. that the police goons are disciplined and required to learn how to do their job of protecting the public, properly. As for Mom, she's probably still trying to pretend that it didn't really happen. Whether she can face the facts of what's wrong with him, and what she did ( and didn't do ) that was wrong, I don't know.
We can't really blame people for being sick, but it's not only nice people who get sick. Sometimes they're sick AND nasty, and it's understandable if we get really angry with the nasty side of them.
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