Earlier this morning, while listening to 107.5FM radio, I heard an update on the legal injustices heaped upon six Africn American male high school students in Jena, LA. It seems that school fights resulted after a lback student asked his school principal if he could sit under a "white only" tree on the school campus. Some white students got mad, hung 3 crosses on the tree. They were suspended for this act, not expelled.
White students taunted the black students about this, a fight ensued, and a black student was beaten up. No charges filed agaians the white students.
A white male student was beaten up by black students. He went to the hospital for a black eye and some bruises. He was released 2 hours later. The black students were charged with aggravated assualt - this is a reduced charge from attempted murder. One African American male student has been tried and convicted - he gets 22 years. There are 3 more African American male students awaiting trial.
The DA in LA is quoted as telling the black students "I can take away your life with the stroke of a pen".
If you believe in justice for all, then go on to petitiononline.com and sign the petition for the Jena Six. By the way, does anyone wonder why The Columbus Dispatch has not done an investigative story on the Jena Six case?
Join those who believe in justice, fair trials for everyone and sign the petition.
thanks for listening!