Jena 6 Updates

OK, I have had some conversations/debates with some people on the blog (https://inkslwc.wordpress.com/2007/09/13/the-jena-6-yes-unfortunately-america-is-still-racist/), but the post is WAY back there (I got onto this story over a week ago).

So, here are some edits/updates from my first post.

In Louisiana law, a juvenile charged with aggravated battery may be charged as an adult only if the attack involved a firearm, but murder and attempted murder charges can be brought in adult court.  This is why LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed Walters wanted him charged with attempted murder.

Aggravated 2nd degree battery requires the use of a weapon, and they’re citing that the weapon is his shoe – I really have no response to that one other than that’s just crap.

Some people (Sharpton, Jackson) are going a little over the top on what to do to these 6 – they want them released.  No – they committed a crime, they HAVE to pay the penalty – but it should be for the crime that they committed, not a crime that discriminates against blacks.

Done Ranting,

Ranting Republican

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7 Responses to “Jena 6 Updates”

  1. DaveH Says:

    Okay lets look at this from the bottom… 3 kids, stupid kids, decided to hang a noose from a tree. Okay, they were punished. But when 6 kids decided to take the law into their own hands, and become Judge and Jury, and beat up someone who may or may not have been one of the kids who hung the noose in the first place, it suddenly becomes a ‘Racial Incident’? THEY beat up someone, THAT is Assault no matter what color they are or what the reasoning was… We have LAWS for a reason in this country and we have Courts to decide those Laws. If we, as a Nation, decide that we owe someone something for something that happened a hundred years ago how about paying the American Indians for ‘stealing’ their land to build our cities? How about paying the China for all the work that Chinese labor did building our railroads? Oh, lets not forget paying Ireland for all the hell we put Irish labor through….

    Move on people, WE had nothing to do with what happened before. All WE can do is stop blaming everything on the past and continue with the future.

  2. cynicalsynapse Says:

    Umm, I agree the law is the law and violating it should result in justice—appropriate justice. It seems apparent to me that Jena has serious race relations issues. This undercurrent of tension resulted in the 3 “stupid kids” hanging a noose in the allegedly “whites only” tree. If they had painted “KKK” on the tree or set up a burning cross on in a Black’s yard, wouldn’t we agree that was racial intimidation? So is hanging the noose, in my opinion. But the white kids didn’t really get more than a slap on the wrist.

    Now, I don’t condone physical violence nor do I think beating up white kids was the right approach. But, considering what seems to be a long-standing Jim Crow environment in Jena, I can understand how the noose fiasco was the straw that broke the camel’s back. At some point, enough is enough. And, as we can see, the inequitable treatment along racial lines is not just something in the local culture, but part of its officialdom as well. Totally unacceptable in the 21st century.

  3. Michael Cousins Says:

    “…And as we can see, the inequitable treatment along racial lines is not just something in the local culture, but part of its officialdom as well. Totally unacceptable in the 21st century.” –cynicalsynapse

    I wholeheartedly agree, my friend: I don’t think racial preferences are fair, either–especially when a mediocre black student receives special consideration over that of a supremely more qualified yellow or white student. Now we’re talking business, brother.

  4. inkslwc Says:

    Absolutely – I hate racial preferences like affirmative action, which is now thankfully banned in Michigan!

  5. Michael Cousins Says:

    Racial preferences themselves are an embodiment of the racism they were allegedly designed to neutralize or rectify, a tacit confession suggesting that blacks are somehow inferior to whites and yellows. Those who rely on them are to be pitied and not envied. What’s the worth of anything in this world if the very prize we seek is indeed wholly unearned?

  6. Michael Cousins Says:

    I understand that Mychal Bell was arrested three times for perpetrating violent crimes even before his latest misstep. Is it possible that he’s a thug after all is said and done, and that liberals have been beating their gums in his defense for precisely nothing? A losing cause?

    Time wasted on a losing effort is just that–time wasted.

    Better luck next time, my leftist friends.

  7. Jena 6’s Victim Suing for His Injuries « Republican Ranting Says:

    […] 6’s Victim Suing for His Injuries The victim of the attack by the Jena 6 (see https://inkslwc.wordpress.com/2007/09/22/jena-6-updates/ or […]

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