Black student is facing life in prison for fist fight at school, -this situation is outrageous...a moment of your time can make a differenceWed, September 19, 2007 - 12:03 PM
and conspiracy he is to be tried as an adult for a fist fight between white and black students
he is facing an all white jury and a white judge, for more detail please read on
there is also a website called Jena 6 ( 6 black students from the town of Jean in Lousiana)
please take a moment and send some energy to this event, visualize a good outcome, justice, peace
whatever you feel is right for this situation...a moment of your time can make a difference
there is also a rally in SF tomorrow, but that's not everybodie's cup of tea info on this is at the bottom
I dont always send out stuff like this but this is simply an outrage and this boys life can be gone...
The “Jena 6” are six Black students in Jena, Louisiana, who could go to
prison for decades because they stood up against deeply entrenched racism.
This all started on September 1, 2006. Black students at Jena High sat
under what had been, in 2006(!), a “WHITE ONLY TREE.”
The next day, racist students hung three NOOSES from the tree.
Dozens of Black students stand together under the tree in a courageous,
defiant protest. A school assembly is called where a white district
attorney tells the Black students to keep their mouths shut about the
nooses. Then he threatens them: “I can take away your lives with a
stroke of my pen.” When racist white students jump a Black student
walking into a party in Jena, one white student gets probation. Later,
when a Jena white threatens a Black student with a gun, and the Black
student disarms him, it’s the African-American who is arrested. And then
when a fight breaks out that sends a white student to the hospital for
an hour, the law comes down on six Black students, charging them with
16-year-old Mychal Bell has already been convicted—by an all-white jury,
without a single witness being called on his behalf—of second-degree
battery and conspiracy to commit second-degree battery. He faces up to
22 years in prison. And the system continues to threaten to ruin the
lives of the other five youth who still face serious charges.
Plans in San Francisco, Sept 20th, All Out! Free the Jena Six
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO FREE THE JENA 6 ON SEPTEMBER 20
Join with people from all walks of life, of all nationalities,
from all over the country coming to Jena!-Charter Buses, car pool, buy a
plane ticket and come to Jena for a mass protest!
Local plans: Sept 20, Thursday 4pm
Speak Out and Protest
Powell and Market St, San Francisco
*“WHAT CAN I DO?”*
This is what people SAY when they hear about the case of the Jena 6.
*AND NOW THIS MASS SENTIMENT MUST BECOME A MATERIAL POLITICAL FORCE TO
STOP A GREAT INJUSTICE.*
for more information: 510 848-1196
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|this is madness. i am definately sending good energy their way. i hope that we can make a difference.|