Get out and support the Jena 6

09.13.2007 by André Natta · → 13 Comments

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MyUrbanReport has details about the “Get on the Bus” rally in front of the Jena, LA courthouse being organized for September 20. Americans for Justice Network will be sponsoring buses from several cities, including one from Birmingham. It also provides some information about how you can support the effort even if you’re unable to attend.

Many across the country are watching the situation in Louisiana unfold carefully, waiting to see just what the outcome will be for the six African American students that were originally charged with second-degree attempted murder after a high school fight. For those unfamiliar with the case, check out these links:

One of Jena 6 accused found guilty in high school beating, KATC3, 7.1.2007
Jena 6, Wikipedia
Justice for the Jena 6, Colorofchange.org
The Jena 6, While Seated

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8 comments
Julie
Julie

This is unbelievable. I hate to say that there are always fights at schools, but the reality is that there are. Rarely, if ever, are the participants charged with any crime, let alone attempted murder. I realize that the quotes from the student who was attacked were chosen purposefully, but still, he sounds arrogant and not fearful. If someone had attempted to murder me, with their lethal shoes, I think I would still be afraid. This sounds like a miscarraige fo justice. Possibly the other students should be tried in another venue.

Julie
Julie

This is unbelievable. I hate to say that there are always fights at schools, but the reality is that there are. Rarely, if ever, are the participants charged with any crime, let alone attempted murder. I realize that the quotes from the student who was attacked were chosen purposefully, but still, he sounds arrogant and not fearful. If someone had attempted to murder me, with their lethal shoes, I think I would still be afraid. This sounds like a miscarraige fo justice. Possibly the other students should be tried in another venue.

daniel walters
daniel walters

My uncle lives there. Just FYI, it's pronounced "geena" not "jenna"

daniel walters
daniel walters

My uncle lives there. Just FYI, it's pronounced "geena" not "jenna"

James
James

Thanks to the terminal for posting this because people need to know about it.

James
James

Thanks to the terminal for posting this because people need to know about it.

James
James

This is a very sad story. I was in a school fight more than once and to think they could have charged me with attempted murder for having on a shoe is amazing. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Martin Luther King Jr. We should all be worried if this case goes as planned.

James
James

This is a very sad story. I was in a school fight more than once and to think they could have charged me with attempted murder for having on a shoe is amazing. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Martin Luther King Jr. We should all be worried if this case goes as planned.