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The Jena Six
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Posted 8/24/07 , edited 8/24/07
********* This Is NOT an argument topic!! It is only to inform you of this atrocity, And to give your thoughts**********************


A timeline leading up to the Jena 6
In the front yard at a high school in Jena, Louisiana, with a total population of 4,000, there sits a tree. This is "the white tree", where only white students sit during breaks.

In September of 2006, a black student asked 'permission' from the school administration, if he could sit under the tree. They said he could sit anywhere.

The very next day, three nooses, in the schools colors, hung from "the white tree".

Three white students were identified as being responsible and the principle recommended they be expelled from school. However, the white superintendent said, "Adolescents play pranks," the superintendent told the Chicago Tribune, "I don't think it was a threat against anybody," and gave them a three day suspension instead.

A few days later, the entire black student body protested the no-nothing 'punishment' and sat under "the white tree". That day the white District Attorney came to Jena High School for an impromptu assembly, with back-up law enforcement. It has been reported that the DA threatened the silent black students who were sitting under the tree, saying if the did not stop making a fuss about the "innocent prank...I can be your best friend or your worst enemy. I can take away your lives with a stroke of my pen." The school was then put on lockdown for the remaining week.

Thursday night, November 30th, 2006, a fire burned down the main academic building of Jena High School. This incident is still unresolved.

Friday night, December 1st, a black student was beaten by a group of white students at a "white party".

Saturday, December 2nd, at the Gotta Go convenience store, the black student who was beaten up the night before, along with his friends, ran into one of the white students who beat him. A confrontation broke out and the white student went to his vehicle to get his shotgun. The black students wrestled the shotgun away from him and brought it to the police department and told them of the incident. The black students were arrested for stealing the gun. The white student was not charged.

Monday, December 4th, 2006, a white student, Justin Barker, was attacked at school by a group of black students for taunting them with racial slurs and verbally supporting the nooses that were hung on "the white tree" and also supporting the white students who beat up the black student at the party. He was treated at a hospital and released the same day, attending a social function that evening.

Six black students were arrested for beating Barker, and charged with attempted second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. These charges hold a possible sentence of twenty to one hundred years in prison. They were all immediately expelled from school.

17-year-old Robert Bailey Junior -bail was set at $138,000 17-year-old Theo Shaw - bail was set at $130,000
18-year-old Carwin Jones - bail was set at $100,000
17-year-old Bryant Purvis - bail was set at $70,000
16 year old Mychal Bell - bail was set at $90,000 (a sophomore in high school, was charged as an adult)
There remains another unidentified minor

Mychal Bell remained in jail from December 2006 until his trial because his family was unable to post the $90,000 bond. Theo Shaw has also remained in jail. Several of the other defendants remained in jail for months until their families could raise the money for bond.

In the local paper, the 'incident' was reported as fact and the white DA Reed Walters published a statement saying, "When you are convicted, I will seek the maximum penalty allowed by law."


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On July 31st, 2007, Mychal Bell will be sentenced. He is facing up to twenty-two years in prison.

The remaining five students await their trial on charges of attempted second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. They face up to 100 years in prison."

The white student who was beaten at the convenience store was later arrested for bringing a hunting rifle loaded with 13 bullets onto a high school campus. He was released on $5000 bond. The white man who beat up the black youth at the off-campus party was arrested and charged with battery.

The white students who hung up the nooses in "the white tree" have never been charged.

Taken from thejenasix.org

My heart shed tears at the wrong that has happened and is still going on? Why isn't anything happening to counter act this? What are your thought on this?
Posted 8/24/07
racism and anger.

such a waste... stupidity of this level shows that though
we are the in the 21st century that we haven't progressed that
far along.

humanity needs to tazered so everyone can wake the hell up.
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Thats a god damn shame.

To quote a white radio show host here in Dallas:

"After all the jacked up crap we do to them, I got no problem with blacks hating us." ~Russ Martin

It's a shame that this kinda shit is still going on...
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Posted 8/24/07

killar wrote:

Thats a god damn shame.

To quote a white radio show host here in Dallas:

"After all the jacked up crap we do to them, I got no problem with blacks hating us." ~Russ Martin

It's a shame that this kinda shit is still going on...


What radio show was that? Also Who is Russ Martin?
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Posted 8/24/07
man
i hear about these kinds of things all the time
it even happens to asians

one of my cousins got chased up to a building by a white man with a gun
he didn't know what to do, so he jumped off the 3 story high building
he died
and the dude was arrested
never to come out
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lilodreamer wrote:

man
i hear about these kinds of things all the time
it even happens to asians

one of my cousins got chased up to a building by a white man with a gun
he didn't know what to do, so he jumped off the 3 story high building
he died
and the dude was arrested
never to come out


wow i think i may move countries. if something like that happened here, he'd probably just get 6 months at the most... >.<
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Posted 8/24/07
where do you live?^
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^Britain....

editing is better than spamming with yet another post so EDIT: (to below) yeah it says under your username... can i come live with you please???
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Posted 8/24/07
me, the states/USA^
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lilodreamer wrote:

man
i hear about these kinds of things all the time
it even happens to asians

one of my cousins got chased up to a building by a white man with a gun
he didn't know what to do, so he jumped off the 3 story high building
he died
and the dude was arrested
never to come out


Could you tell me a bit more please? He chased your cousin up a building
for no reason?
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Posted 8/24/07
yep, that's how it was^
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Posted 8/24/07
i guess he was just racist
i mean
hmong ppl do do a lot of weird things

like bring a spirit back into a body
Posted 8/24/07
wow thats really horrible
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Posted 8/24/07
I wonder where Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are when they are ACTUALLY needed. Stuff like that makes black people less inclined to trust white people

I had a cousin who got his skull bashed in a prison fight with a white supremacist, by a baton that a guard actually gave to him, my cousin died of course, and at his funeral my mom said they had to put some kind of turban on his body's head, to keep it together or something like that
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abel89 wrote:

I wonder where Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are when they are ACTUALLY needed. Stuff like that makes black people less inclined to trust white people

I had a cousin who got his skull bashed in a prison fight with a white supremacist, by a baton that a guard actually gave to him, my cousin died of course, and at his funeral my mom said they had to put some kind of turban on his body's head, to keep it together or something like that


so then, the fact that he was actually in jail means he already was a bad boy
and how bad is he, what did he do to be put in jail?
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