I am going to open this by saying that I do not know 100% of the facts in the Jena Six case and that I disagree with juvenilles being charged as adults. However, I do not understand why this is so deserving of protest. These boys, from what I can gather, beat the hell out of another kid. Shouldn’t they be arrested or punished? The adult conviction was overturned, which is a good thing but I have this weird feeling that (from the media coverage I’ve seen) people want these kids to go unpunished.
I guess the place I’m confused is that I keep hearing that there is unequal justice here. The DA said that the white kids broke no law by hanging the nooses. Was is disgusting? Yes. Was it dispicable? Yes. The problem is, disgusting speech is not illegal in this country. I don’t think you can prosecute the kids who hung the nooses. It seems to me that this is all just another ploy for media whore Al Sharpton. Funny, every time I hear his name I think of Tawana Brawley.