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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Obama Demands Fairness in Jena 6 Case

Senator Barack Obama made the following statement a few days ago in response to the Jena 6 case:

"When nooses are being hung in high schools in the 21st century, it’s a tragedy. It shows that we still have a lot of work to do as a nation to heal our racial tensions. This isn’t just Jena’s problem; it’s America’s problem."

"There are a number of signs that the system is not working in this case. It’s a problem when criminal charges are brought against some students for fighting, but not others. It’s a problem when a public defender doesn’t call any witnesses. And it’s a problem when a prosecutor decides to try teenagers as adults for a school fight, a charge that could leave them in jail for the majority of their lives. That is why I join my colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus in calling on the judge to consider all the relevant factors and calling on the District Attorney to drop the excessive charges brought in this case. And I, along with other members of the CBC, will continue to monitor this case closely."

"Going forward, we have to fix our criminal justice system. Whether it’s Jena 6 or Genarlow Wilson, it’s long past time for us to admit that we have more work to do to ensure that our criminal justice system is fair. We must ensure that both victims and defendants can receive equal justice under the law, regardless of race, wealth, or other circumstances."

Hillary Clinton has not yet responded. Does she or does she not support the Defense of the Jena 6?

[This video expresses the majority of African-American sentiments]


5 comments:

  1. Protest is good...

    Giving to the Jena Six Legal Defense Fund is a BETTER response.

    http://myrightmind.blogspot.com

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  2. '"There is no excuse for the way the legal system treated those young people," she (Hillary) said.'

    Source.

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  3. PUBLIC OFFICIALS INCLUDING THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SCHOOL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY VIOLATED THE LAW AND LEFT YOUNG CHILDREN NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO SETTLE THEIR DISPUTES THE BEST WAY THEY COULD... THEY SHOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR THEIR ACTIONS NOT OUR YOUNG BOYS…

    IT’S TIME TO SUIT UP AND DEMAND JUSTICE.

    WE MUST URGE OUR PEOPLE TO STOP BELIEVING IN THE PROPAGANDA ON TV THAT SUPPORTS WHITE CORPORATE AMERICA AND READ!!

    Did you know that when the truth rises up "Jena 6" will be a landmark case and if justice is not served there is potential for the public officials and law makers to set a precedence in law to erode our rights and especially our future generations rights in this land? Future arguments against civil rights can cite this case and win if we don’t stop the DA, Judge, Sheriff, Superintendent and all corrupt public officials involved. This is an elaborate scheme and if we don't stand up our ancestors will have fought in vain!

    HERE'S THE BREAKDOWN OF THE STORY BEHIND JENA SIX WHICH HAS BEEN REPORTED IN SEVERAL "WRITTEN INDEPENDENT NEWS JOURNALS" AND NOT ON TV:

    Consider these facts that were reported from Friends of Justice, Truthout.org and NPR among others that do not line their pockets based on advertising dollars and therefore are not told by their bosses to follow the script or be fired...

    Summary of Facts:
    • During an assembly, a black student asks if anyone could sit under the tree on school property that whites have claimed as their own.
    • The school officials told him that anyone can sit under the tree -- as he should since it is public property that their parents pay for.
    • A few of the black students sit under the tree
    • The next day 3 loose nooses were hanging from the branches of the tree. This is a crime called harrasment - a non-verbal threat according to the Louisiana state law. (look it up)
    • The black kids report this to the principal
    • The principal tries to expell the white kids for threatening these kids as it is against the law
    • The superintendent overrules and gives the white kids in-school suspension - slap on the wrist for whites - slap in the face for blacks -- why? -- whites actions dismissed as pulling a prank
    • Now a group of blacks sit under the tree in protest - standing up for their rights - will not be intimidated by the hanging nooses
    • Tension rises which leads to school being torched -- part of the main building was burned. -- blacks accused whites -- whites accuse blacks -- unsolved case today
    • The District Attorney along with Police Officers address the students in an assembly. He threatens and intimidates the black students by saying "If you don't stop this mess, with the stroke of a pen I have the power to change your lives forever" (A direct violation of the law and his duties as a public official to serve in the best interest of the public -- HE SHOULD BE PROSECUTED - not the kids.)
    • A few black football players invited to a party by whites were jumped by a gang of white kids when they entered the doors -- one of the black kids was beaten, kicked, and assaulted with a glass bottle (Wouldn't you say glass is a deadly weapon?)
    • Some black kids were walking outside of a store when one of the white guys that attacked them came face to face with them and went back to his truck -- got a shot gun and aimed it at the black boys threatening their lives (Is this a violation of the law -- young black men walking peacefully)
    • The black boys wrestled the guy, took the gun and walked away without retaliation -- The police arrested the black boys for battery and stolen property--their lives were threatened and they get arrested??? For what-- Defending themselves???
    • A football player is approached in the hallway at school, teased and taunted about getting jumped by a gang of whites at the party. Someone from behind the white boy threw a punch and a fight broke out. A teacher/coach witnessed the incident and said that Mycal Bell (the black teen that is now in jail for over 10 months now) was NOT the aggressor in this fight. And, some students told police that someone else with a green shirt threw the punch.
    • The District Attorney carries out his threats made in the assembly and ORIGINALLY charges 6 black boys as ADULTS with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon and the weapon is a TENNIS SHOE. For this they face a possible 100 years in prison. Is this justice? (compare rubber to glass -- which one is more deadly?)
    • The District Attorney is in direct violation of the law. He addressed a school assembly with threats and intimidation and has gone on record stating that he said it. How bold is this this man? He's pounding his chest here! Shall we sit by and let this go on? THE WHITE KIDS GET IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION AS THE ONLY PUNISHMENT IN THIS CASE TO CONTINUE THEIR LIVES AND EDUCATION BUT OUR BLACK KIDS GO TO PRISON FOR A NOW POSSIBLE 22 YEARS??? ARE YOU WILLING TO ACCEPT THIS? IS ANYONE WILLING TO ACCEPT THIS??? IF SO, YOU ARE A DISGRACE!!!!!!!!!!
    • TV news coverage on Sept 20, 2007 the day of the protest reports blacks ganging up on 1 white boy and approximately 60,000 protestors march on Jena. THAT IS THE STORY REPORTED. FCC SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO ALLOW THIS. Can you see how skewed the media is and why we must take our heads out of the sand? This story enrages both sides if you know the truth and/or are too blind to seek the truth. The images that the media presented ON SEPT 20, 2007 will give false impressions and outrage some that think that blacks are requesting the freedom for their own kind who appear to be unjust...the system is unjust because the people who run it are corrupt, think they are superior and above the law. If you are a child of God I urge you to get involved...education is key here...simply marching on Jena creates an image -- a photo op is what mainstream media says...they belittle every effort here. We must do what we can to educate out young. We can start by showing them that the District Attorney and all public officals unjustly involved should themselves be PROSECUTED AND PLACED IN JAIL AND SERVE THE TIME THAT THEY HAVE PROPOSED FOR THESE YOUNG CHILDREN THAT ARE LEARNING AND GROWING AND NEED DIRECTION. THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS CLEARLY HAVE NOT SET AN EXAMPLE OR GIVEN THEM ANY CHOICE BUT TO SLUG IT OUT ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS!!!!!
    LETS GET RID OF THESE EVIL DOERS -- AND SET A PRECEDENCE OURSELVES!!!!


    Nana Yaa
    Nubiandivas@aol.com

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  4. I Love my State [DAT BOOT]September 21, 2007 at 11:05 PM

    HOW SAD TO SEE THAT THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY STATE...A TEAR ROLLS DOWN MY FACE. I STAND BY EVERY MOVEMENT THAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW! HOW I TRULY LOVE MY HOME.. THE PELICAN STATE. GROWING UP IN LOUISIANA AS A BLACK SKIN MALE LIFE WAS VERY GOOD,FAIR,BUT SOON GOT HARD...I'M SINGER SONGWRITER FROM THE BOOT.. I WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT THE KATRINA INCIDENT..BUT SINCE I WASN'T FAMOUS IT NEVER GOT HEARD..
    I passed the cds out to all the New Orleans citizens that I could find in Houston Texas.
    TO GET BACK ON THE SUBJECT ABOUT A MONTH AGO I WAS TALKING TO A MEXICAN FRIEND OF MINE ABOUT LOUISIANA. I TOLD HIM I LOVE LOUISIANA, BUT I'M GLAD TO BE IN TEXAS. LOUISIANA NEEDS TO GROW UP... HE TOLD ME LOUISIANA NOT THAT BAD, ALL HE COULD SEE IS THE CASINO'S IN LAKE CHARLES, LA.
    I TOLD HIM THERE IS MORE TO LOUISIANA THAN YOU KNOW.. THERE ARE THINGS THAT'S NOT SEEN OR HEARD. I TOLD HIM JUST WAIT SOMETHING GOING TO HAPPEN TO LOUISIANA ONE DAY AND IT WILL SURFACE. HERE WE ARE JENA. I BEEN IN JENA MANY TIMES EVEN I KNOW YOU DON'T PLAY AROUND IN JENA. I'M FROM BATON ROUGE,LA. MAN YOU THINK THAT'S SOMETHING I REMEBER DECKING A ROOF FOR CAUCASIAN FELLOW IN LA. I WENT TO PICK UP MY PAYMENT AT HIS HOUSE. HE LIVED IN LIVINGSTON PARISH. NOW I'M NOT SAYING THAT EVERYONE IS BAD IN LOUISIANA BUT CHECK OUT WHAT ONE HIS EMPLOYEES SAID TO ME. WE DON'T LIKE YOUR KIND AROUND HERE. AND I SAID I DON'T LIKE YOUR KINE AROUND HERE. PRETTY BRAVE FOR A BLACK MAN THAT IS KNEE DEEP IN THE WOODS.. OF COUESE SOME ONE WAS WITH ME BUT WHAT WAS THAT GOING TO STOP.
    I GOT MY CHECK AND LEFT. THEY SAY, NOW I DON'T KNOW HOW TRUE IT IS..
    LIVINGSTON PARISH IS/OR WAS ONCE THE KKK HEAD QUARTERS... EVERY BLACK MAN KNOWS NOT TO PLAY AROUND IN LIVINGSTON PARISH I'M NOT JOKEING. JENA HAD AREP LIKE THAT TOO. YOU WHY I MOVE OUT OF BATON ROUGE BECAUSE I GOT TIRED OF BATON ROUGE WITH BLACK STUDENTS /WHITE STUDENTS... HOW AND WHERE THEY SHOW ATTEND SCHOOL. "SEGREGATION" [I SURE HOPE I SPELL THAT RIGHT].

    A CASE THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS...I'M LIKE 15 OR 20 YEARS
    A JUDGE RETIRED FROM THAT CASE.IN 2000 I THINK. I CAN'T REALLY REMEBER. A NEW JUDGE TOOK OVER.
    A NEW JUDGE TOOK OVER.
    I NEW I HAD TO GO, BECAUSE MY CHILDREN EDUCATION CAME FIRST...

    SO TRULY I CAN GO ON BUT I WANT..
    WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JENA IS WRONG.
    GOD WILL BRING OUT...
    NOW IT'S OUT..
    WHAT'S NEXT... NOW THE WORLD KNOWS...
    THE JAZZ HAS STOP PLAYING...
    THE CRAWFISH BROILER IS TURN OFF.
    AS ALL THE CREOLE AND COONASS PEOPLE OF LOUISIANA TAKE A LOOK AT THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR.

    WE LOVE OUR STATE BLACK AND WHITE...
    THER IS NO REASON FOR THIS KIND OF IGNORANCE IN LOUSISANA,JENA OR ANY WHERE ELSE.
    MAN I WOULD LOVE TO GO HOME.
    WILL A BLACK MAN HAVE A CHANCE.TO SURVIVE IN THIS STATE. HOW ABOUT A BLACK GOVENOR YEAH THAT WILL WAKE SOME THINGS UP.. I AM PROUD OF BATON ROUGE WHEN THEY FINALLY GOT THERE FIRT BLACK MAYOR CONGRADS.
    now let see god work in Jena.
    because what I see JENA CAN EASYILY
    BE A GHOST TOWN. WHO WANTS TO SPEND MONEY THERE..
    I TELL YOU WHAT ALL THESE OTHER LITTLE TOWNS ARE NOW OR SHOULD BE STRAIGHTING UP.. BECAUSE AMERICA IS WATCHING THE BOOT STATE.
    THE NEW LOUISIANA COMING SOON..
    I LOVE MY STATE...
    lyric_music@hotmail.com

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