Trial for black Jena students accused...

Trial for black Jena students accused of trying to kill white

There are 25 comments on the NOLA,com story from May 10, 2007, titled Trial for black Jena students accused of trying to kill white. In it, NOLA,com reports that:

“The charges need to be dropped or at least reduced to simple battery. There were no broken bones, that boy didn't stay in the hospital, this was no attempted murder”

Three black students are scheduled for trial this month on charges of trying to murder a white student during a fight in December. via NOLA,com

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John Doe

Clarksville, TN

#24 Jul 20, 2007
It is obvious that you are of the opposite race.
Gusty McPherson wrote:
I feel that to reduce the charge is wrong. When some one is knocked out and you still keep pounding on them, that is NOT simple battery. They obviously had something in mind other than just beating him up, or else they would have just stopped when he was already on the ground. I feel this is a racial matter, because if the races where changed, to three white boys beating up a black boy. Then with no doubt it would be called attempted murder. I think these black boys knew what they where doing and they should own up to it. They should have to serve time in a juvinile facility and pay whatever fines there are for ATTEMPTED MURDER!
kenneth nelson

Metairie, LA

#25 Jul 22, 2007
First of all let's just get something straight here, for those of you who didn't grow up in jena as i did, and dont know the lay of the land YOU should really shut your mouths, you have no idea of how things were and are in jena, you dont know about having to go to the back of a resturant to get the same food whites go through the front door TO GET, you dont know about having only one school that went from 1st grade to the 12th, you dont know about going to the burger stand and seeing the sign colored/ white, as i stated you people really should get a grip and shut your misinformed mouths and keep your dumb Azz opinions to yourselves,
Whats going on in jena now is nothing new it has always been there, its just now thanks to the internet that jena dirty lil secrets are now being exposed, justice in jena has always been onesided and for thoses people to say jena isn't a bad place to live, are either to young to remember when,in denial, just visiting,plain blind,or you dance under a white sheet yourself, but in any case whats going on there in the place where i grew up is even more sickening now than it was growing up there 30 something years ago, yes jena is a very divided town always has been and the sad part about it is after this trial and lights, action, camera are gone it still will be that way, you live on your side of town i live on mine, you go to your church, i go to mine, it wasnt til the 70's that we were forced to go to school with whites, as i said our school went from 1st - 12th there was no head start for black children,there was for white kids, there was no kindergarden for black childern, there was for whites, i say all this to let you so called informed people know you dont know nothing about jena and the life within, you know nothing about how blacks are and were treated there,YOU KNOW NOTHING.
keep2myself

Wilberforce, OH

#26 Oct 1, 2007
i am 17 years old and have seen many many many fights in my school. Fights now-a-days are getting ridiculous and it's no such thing as "fair" fighting anymore. it's either a "jump" or weapons being used. It's horrible how the world is today. It seems as if the adults can't even control what children do. First of all i know the white boy had to initiate the fight because it's almost impossible to say they jumped him for no reason.... but does it make it right though? NO IT DOESN'T!!! but it's even more wrong when adults sit up and argue about what's right and wrong and it's taking children and teens to try and make it right.....
Beatrice

Prospect, KY

#27 Apr 10, 2009
Derek Williams wrote:
I once believed the USA was the greatest country in the world and the best place to live.
No more.
I am neither black nor American.
Thank God.
There is plenty of racism and crime in the UK, so I can't begin to imagine why the British have always had a holier than thou attitude towards the United States. Do something about crime in your own country before judging the United States.
Revelation Revealed

United States

#28 Apr 10, 2009
The Jena Six will destroy themselves eventually, case in point, Mychal bell shot himself when caught shoplifting, but how many innocent people will they destroy before? God are we not tired of this shit? Why not just put them out of their misery?

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