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    lelaboykin
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    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!

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    lelaboykin wrote By the way, does anyone wonder why The Columbus Dispatch has not done an investigative story on the Jena Six case?

    Either because they’re racist or because it happened in another state? :?

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    What are the odds that this is an accurate representation of the story? White tree?

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    Some “other” versions of the story

    BBC:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/6685441.stm

    NGO’s, etc.

    http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/10/1413220

    http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/10/1413228

    http://www.whileseated.org/photo/003244.shtml/url

    [url]http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/324177_amygoodman19.html">

    http://www.whileseated.org/photo/003244.shtml/url

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/324177_amygoodman19.html

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    lelaboykin wrote Some white students got mad, hung 3 crosses on the tree.

    Wow… just wow. I read the BBC article (i figured it to be the most unbiased). Here is a quote from the bbc

    BBC wrote The following morning, when the students arrived at school, they found three nooses dangling from the tree.

    That is classy folks. Go white people.

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    ^^^Sarcasm^^^

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    columbus native
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    I don’t like to hear this type of shit.

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    columbus native wrote I don’t like to hear this type of shit.

    yeah… but shit happens. If we don’t listen to the shit, and let the shit get fucked, then we are loaded up on all kinds of fucking shit. So fuck that shit. Better listen to the shit, and do something about it so we don’t get fucked by the shit.

    and on a personal note, vanilla vodka and diet coke, not bad!

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    It shouldn’t happen. We should not trivialize that shit.

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    mightymighty wrote

    and on a personal note, vanilla vodka and diet coke, not bad!

    Know what, someone gave me a bottle of this recently and I couldn’t figure out what the hell to drink it with (don’t drink coke) so I got red creme soda…DELICIOUS!

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    dispatch.com wrote Students in central Ohio show support for Jena Six

    Friday, September 21, 2007 3:32 AM

    By Jeb Phillips and Matthew Marx

    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Like much of the world, the students of Columbus Alternative High School haven’t known about the situation in Jena, La., for long.

    “I was on Facebook one day,” said Meryl Duff, 17, a senior. “It’s embarrassing.”

    But news travels on that social-networking site. Demonstrations and rallies get planned there. Duff read up on Jena, then told her friends in the school’s International Baccalaureate program about it.

    Students don’t join that program unless they are engaged with local, national and international issues. They decided they needed to do something yesterday, the day that protests — largely coordinated on Facebook — occurred all over the country.

    “It’s not just about this case,” said Jessica Diaz, 17, a senior. “It’s justice for all.”FULL ARTICLE

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    “Jena Six” sounds like a video game.

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    I don’t know much about this case either way, but I heard the reason that one kid got such a harsh punishment was because of his prior history of assault charges.

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    if kids get charged for attempted murder for giving other kids black eyes in high school… i’m a walking super villian

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    mightymighty wrote
    columbus native wrote I don’t like to hear this type of shit.

    yeah… but shit happens. If we don’t listen to the shit, and let the shit get fucked, then we are loaded up on all kinds of fucking shit. So fuck that shit. Better listen to the shit, and do something about it so we don’t get fucked by the shit.

    and on a personal note, vanilla vodka and diet coke, not bad!

    Best… post… ever.

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