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Jena 6 update

September 20, 2007

Thousands Rally to support the Jena 6.

Rev. Sharpton says:

“This is the most blatant example of disparity in the justice system that we’ve seen,” Sharpton told CBS’s “The Early Show” before arriving in Jena. “You can’t have two standards of justice.”

“We didn’t bring race into it,” he said. “Those that hung the nooses brought the race into it.”

The prosecutor says:

The district attorney who is prosecution the teens, Reed Walters, denied on Wednesday that racism was involved in the charges.

He said he didn’t charge the white students accused of hanging the nooses because he could find no Louisiana law under which they could be charged. In the beating case, he said, four of the defendants were of adult age under Louisiana law and the only juvenile charged as an adult, Mychal Bell, had a prior criminal record.

“It is not and never has been about race,” Walters said. “It is about finding justice for an innocent victim and holding people accountable for their actions.”

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2007 8:50 am

    Oh. My. God. In this day and age.

  2. September 21, 2007 9:58 am

    Welcome to the South. I’m ashamed to admit that you could find similar attitudes in any number of small Texas towns…

  3. Nina permalink
    September 22, 2007 4:09 pm

    And laws are always perfect. Laws have no bias. Riiiiiiiight. Really, are there no hate crime statutes and no VANDALISM laws in LA?

    Bullpuckey. Self-serving, mealymouthed bullpuckey, to boot.

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