Jena 6 should be punished

Jena 6 should be punished

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James

United States

#1 Sep 5, 2007
Nooses in a tree do not give the right to six nearly grown men to plan an attack on & beat another man. I ask this question. If this situation were completely reversed would the blacks be totally outraged if six whites were not severly punshished for commiting the same crime? How many times would the term " Hate crime" be mentioned? How many times would the word "fight" be replaced with the word "beating" ? These young men were wrong. Period. They should not be looked at as victims. There is only one victim in this case. I have to ask, does anyone care if justice is served on his behalf?
JeNeanne

Warner Robins, GA

#2 Sep 5, 2007
James wrote:
Nooses in a tree do not give the right to six nearly grown men to plan an attack on & beat another man. I ask this question. If this situation were completely reversed would the blacks be totally outraged if six whites were not severly punshished for commiting the same crime? How many times would the term " Hate crime" be mentioned? How many times would the word "fight" be replaced with the word "beating" ? These young men were wrong. Period. They should not be looked at as victims. There is only one victim in this case. I have to ask, does anyone care if justice is served on his behalf?
Would white people be outraged if this situation were reversed. 6 white students jump a black student and end up facing 22 years? Why is this even in court? It should have been handled at the school. Why not expulsion? Kick him off the football team, why 22 years in prison? these 6 young men are more than likely no angels, but no matter how people exxagerate and try to justify this, 22 years in prison is for murderers and rapists, not fighting in school.
James

United States

#3 Sep 5, 2007
JeNeanne wrote:
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Would white people be outraged if this situation were reversed. 6 white students jump a black student and end up facing 22 years? Why is this even in court? It should have been handled at the school. Why not expulsion? Kick him off the football team, why 22 years in prison? these 6 young men are more than likely no angels, but no matter how people exxagerate and try to justify this, 22 years in prison is for murderers and rapists, not fighting in school.
Please remember that this crime is a hate crime & should be punished as such. And yes hate crimes work in both directions. Hate crimes in general carry a stiffer penalty.
Denise

Warner Robins, GA

#4 Sep 6, 2007
James wrote:
<quoted text>Please remember that this crime is a hate crime & should be punished as such. And yes hate crimes work in both directions. Hate crimes in general carry a stiffer penalty.
Hanging nooses on a tree should have been treated as a terrostic threat (hate crime). That's a federal offense. The white students may as well had burned crosses in the schoolyard. I don't condone violence in school or anywhere else unless you're defending yourself. But a maximum sentence of 22 years??? Come on!!
pbear

Tripoli, Libya

#5 Sep 6, 2007
You know, if the colors were reversed and it was six white boys against one black kid. I believe the world would have come to an end. If you think there has been alot a talk about the current events, this is minor to what it would be like if the roles were reversed. Do you think you people would be complaining about the charges, no if the charges were reduced then you would be screaming bloody murder. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. There is for sure racism in the world, however then majority of it is reverse racism. We have to tiptoe around about what we say and do, but not the NAACP. They can say anything they want and it is not racism. Let there be a white mayors convention or a white miss America contest. That would be racism. But not the other way around. And to answer the question why not handled at school, it wasn't just a fight, this was a beating and kicking of the head. Not your average school year fight!!!!!!!!!! And these young men were not defending themselves, they were waiting to attack the first boy out of the door, Justin was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. And this adds up to 22 yrs in prison.
DNICE

Portsmouth, VA

#6 Sep 6, 2007
do you people really read the whole story are just glance at the first few lines!!! This had been boiling up for awhile now nooses, Shotgun, white kids jump black kids first, School being burn down, Attorney seperating black kids and white kids in school meeting after black kids had a peaceful protest, telling them that he could take away the black kids life with the stroke of a pen. COME ON DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT THIS FAIR!!!! They probably should be punish for taking matter in there on hand but its call suspension not life in jail. Let look at it this way if it had been white kids beating up another white kid what would have happen? If you say jail your a lie. La. has been having alot of racail issue in the pass 2 1/2 years. There the shoting of the guy with the cell phone, black student on burbon st., New Orleans beating, Jena 6, last but not least Katrina Refugees and i was one of them. People need to wake up and admit that there is still a problem in the south and even more so in La.
James

United States

#7 Sep 6, 2007
I agree that there is a problem in the South. My 11 year old daughter is constsntly being bullied by black kids in school, such as black children telling her where she can and can not sit.(does this sound familiar?) This kind of thing has been going on in the South since desegeration.
I'm not for segregation, but I am tired of the way
whites rights are slowly being stripped away. In the South it is a given that most blacks hate & blame whites for anything negetative in their lives. Wheras most whites will treat blacks with respect until they are given reason to do otherwise.
WOW

Miamisburg, OH

#8 Sep 6, 2007
James, are you kidding me? You are amazing. You bring up how black people would feel if six whites beat up a black kid? Well it did happen! In Jena, LA! The two days before!! And guess what, unlike in this case, the white "man" who started the attack admitted to authorities that he did it (with a weapon- beer bottles) and he didn't get any punishment at all! Black people only want EQUAL TREATMENT. If the white "men" who beat up the black guy and then pulls a rifle on the same black guy the next day gets NOTHING, then why should the six black guys get charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER?? You say they need to be punished, I say ok. Give them the same punishment you gave the white "men". Nothing or you can give them all in school suspensions like they gave the three white guys who hung nooses and threatened them with lynching for wanting to sit under a tree. James, you need help. All they want is equal treatment. That's all, if its ok for whites to fight, it should be ok for blacks.
WOW

Miamisburg, OH

#9 Sep 6, 2007
James wrote:
I agree that there is a problem in the South. My 11 year old daughter is constsntly being bullied by black kids in school, such as black children telling her where she can and can not sit.(does this sound familiar?) This kind of thing has been going on in the South since desegeration.
I'm not for segregation, but I am tired of the way
whites rights are slowly being stripped away. In the South it is a given that most blacks hate & blame whites for anything negetative in their lives. Wheras most whites will treat blacks with respect until they are given reason to do otherwise.
You are a piece of work James... What about the Jena 6 story shows that those whites treated those blacks with "respect"?? The shotgun? The beatings? The nooses? What are the "whites rights" that were stripped away in this story? The whites only tree? The white side of the auditorium? Man, put aside whatever is going wrong in your personal life and take a long look at this story. Base this story on its merits and not some mean 10 and 11yr olds that don't like your daughter.
James

United States

#10 Sep 6, 2007
What I'm saying is look at the difference in behavior from both races. Those in this case and other cases that have received national attention. Blacks, especially those in the South need to lean how to conduct themselves. For instance are the parents of the attacked student summoning all whites to come together & dispute this lessening of the charges? Are they sending their chidren to school with shirts saying condemn the Jena Six? It must be somewhat embarassing to see the black race act so childish & racist. Did you see whites marching on City Hall when the young men at Duke were falsly accused? No. And the reason is because most whites felt like if they were indeed guilty, they should be punished. This is a concept blacks have a hard time understanding. Blacks need to understand that it is their own behavior that lead others to look at them negatively.
WOW

Miamisburg, OH

#11 Sep 7, 2007
James wrote:
What I'm saying is look at the difference in behavior from both races. Those in this case and other cases that have received national attention. Blacks, especially those in the South need to lean how to conduct themselves. For instance are the parents of the attacked student summoning all whites to come together & dispute this lessening of the charges? Are they sending their children to school with shirts saying condemn the Jena Six? It must be somewhat embarrassing to see the black race act so childish & racist. Did you see whites marching on City Hall when the young men at Duke were falsly accused? No. And the reason is because most whites felt like if they were indeed guilty, they should be punished. This is a concept blacks have a hard time understanding. Blacks need to understand that it is their own behavior that lead others to look at them negatively.
You are really amazing... I don't see any difference in the actions of both races... Do you know anything about this story?? The only difference I see about the two races is the arrogance of the whites that feel like they behave better than the blacks. People with the mentality like you and DA in Jena, LA are the poster children for "Institutionalized Racism". Let em educate you. If you assume that whites behave "good" and blacks behave "bad", then when a white person does something wrong it is a "harmless prank" or a "mistake by a good kid", because the assumption is that because of their white race they are "good most of the time". Then when a black person does the EXACT SAME wrong thing (as is this case in Jena, LA) you have to "teach them a lesson" because the blacks "are always bad". And the wrong act is just another example of them "needing to learn how to conduct themselves". Therefore, whites will always get a pass (the white guys who beat up the black guy on a Friday and then pull a shotgun on him on Saturday go unpunished by the DA) and the blacks get thrown in jail for life (the black guys that beat up the white guy on Monday who was mocking them for getting beat up on Friday and getting away with it). You are so ignorant James. I have one last question for you.. Do you believe the whites who beat up the black guy on Friday (and admitted it to the police and bragged about it at school on Monday- which is what started the second fight) deserve to go to prison on a felony for 22yrs like Bell? If your answer is yes, then guess what.. Welcome to the black race!! Because all the blacks want is EQUAL!! If you feel, that some how their actions were "different", then consider yourself a proud card carrying member of the white race who feels they have special privileges.
DDixon

Decatur, GA

#12 Sep 7, 2007
6 grown men??????? Call them what you may. The bottom line is they committed no crime. Did you not ever get into a fight regardles of what the complications were?? Have you not been sucker punshed or picked on??? Have these young men murdered, raped, or even stolen anything?? They got into a fight! I read that one young white boy was placed on probation & given a warning for fighting, BUT you place 6 young men under the gun to say they may get 22 years for using a tennis shoe as a weapon. What you fail to understand is that these boys black & white have been let down. We have failed them. Children mimic/mock what they learn or taught. If they were not brought up with the thought or idea of racial tention or culture then this would NEVER made it past the principles doors. So I ask who is the real victims here???
I am not going to argue ignorance with ignorance. You have your own judgment to face just as I have mine, but keep this thought. Why did God allow for Ketrina to destroy LA, like it did?? Because there were too many blacks???? Think about it! Have a good day.
Lady D

Slippery Rock, PA

#13 Sep 7, 2007
woah woah waoh.... back to James from Winona, TX they "grown men" as you put it was teenagers who because of a school yard brawl will have the rest of their lives distroyed. lets take out the racial issue and focus on the fact that they are still children. we have all gotten in to school yard tussles, and yes its not right to fight they do not deserve to pay for it for the rest of their lives. and about it being vice versa 6 white men beating a black man, its happend historically for years and it comes a time when the blacks need to fight back as they did
Lady D

Slippery Rock, PA

#14 Sep 7, 2007
and james your just an a-whole
cavey263

Edinburg, TX

#15 Sep 7, 2007
What happend to the groups of whites who beat up one lone black teenager? Nothing that is what. So the answer to your question is. In Jena nothing happens to groups of whites who beat up on blacks.
James wrote:
Nooses in a tree do not give the right to six nearly grown men to plan an attack on & beat another man. I ask this question. If this situation were completely reversed would the blacks be totally outraged if six whites were not severly punshished for commiting the same crime? How many times would the term " Hate crime" be mentioned? How many times would the word "fight" be replaced with the word "beating" ? These young men were wrong. Period. They should not be looked at as victims. There is only one victim in this case. I have to ask, does anyone care if justice is served on his behalf?
DANERA KENT

Zachary, LA

#16 Sep 7, 2007
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ichael Bell had a confrontation with a white student and thats when the other 5 boys jumped in to help.SO THAT WEEKEND THE WHITE OR BLACKS HAD A PARTY BUT TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT THAT FRIDAY NIGHT ONE OF THE 6 BOYS GOT BEATEN UP BY A GROUP OF WHITE PEOPLE INCLUDING 2 ADULTS. SO THAT SATURDAY THE BLACK BOYS WENT TO THE GROCERY STORY AND THEY SEEN ONE OF THE WHITE ADULTS THAT HAD JUMPED ON THE BLACK BOY AND SO WHEN THE GROUP WENT TO CONFRONT THE MAN HE RANNED TO HE TRUCK AND PULLED OUT A GUN. THE BLACK YOUNG MEN TOOK THE GUN FROM THE MAN THEN THEY RANNED[LETS NOT FORGET THIS WAS A ADULT,AND THE BLACK KIDS WHERE JUST BOYS]. SO THAT MONDAY THE POLICE THEN CAME to the school and arrested Michael Bell.Because, sayin that he was involved with everything.
Its alot Please help! help! help! all the web pages are not up dated Michael trial date is September 20, 2007 we're callin out to everyone around the world help us please. before i forget they are raising money to help his family pay for him a good lawer. his rep. was on the radio yesterday his said its probably going to be in the millions of dollars to get a good lawyer to repersent him. Because the lawyer he had told him he couldn't when his case for him so he quit.

Hundreds in Jena protest conviction of Michael Bell
“Five or six family members and members of the community presented the petitions to an assistant district attorney”

JENA - Hundreds of people gathered in this little central Louisiana town on Tuesday to protest the conviction on one black student and the indictments of five others in an attack on a white schoolmate. via News-Star
kacy

Orlando, FL

#17 Sep 10, 2007
James wrote:
What I'm saying is look at the difference in behavior from both races. Those in this case and other cases that have received national attention. Blacks, especially those in the South need to lean how to conduct themselves. For instance are the parents of the attacked student summoning all whites to come together & dispute this lessening of the charges? Are they sending their chidren to school with shirts saying condemn the Jena Six? It must be somewhat
embarassing to see the black race act so childish & racist. Did you see whites marching on City Hall when the young men at Duke were falsly accused? No. And the reason is because most whites felt like if they were indeed guilty, they should be punished. This is a concept blacks have a hard time understanding. Blacks need to understand that it is their own behavior that lead others to look at them negatively.
Oh my GOD, it is a shame that you are so simple minded. How can you not see that both sides played a part in this situation, so the same punishment should apply. You a clear example of a RACIST because that is the only way you can't see that these white guys should have been charged with a crime as well.
Monique

North Richland Hills, TX

#18 Sep 10, 2007
James wrote:
<quoted text>Please remember that this crime is a hate crime & should be punished as such. And yes hate crimes work in both directions. Hate crimes in general carry a stiffer penalty.
The fact that white students jumped on a black student a week prior to the white boy being jumped on is a hate crime as well. Why are those white boys not in jail and why are they not facing 22 years in prison. Why were they only suspended from school? Tell me you don’t think that is fair and justifiable?
You make yourself sound like a hypocrite.
Monique

North Richland Hills, TX

#19 Sep 10, 2007
The fact that white students jumped on a black student a week prior to the white boy being jumped on is a hate crime as well. Why are those white boys not in jail and why are they not facing 22 years in prison. Why were they only suspended from school? Tell me you don’t think that is fair and justifiable?

You make yourself sound like a hypocrite.
Sick and Tired in Jena

United States

#20 Sep 10, 2007
JeNeanne wrote:
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Would white people be outraged if this situation were reversed. 6 white students jump a black student and end up facing 22 years? Why is this even in court? It should have been handled at the school. Why not expulsion? Kick him off the football team, why 22 years in prison? these 6 young men are more than likely no angels, but no matter how people exxagerate and try to justify this, 22 years in prison is for murderers and rapists, not fighting in school.
First of all, 22 years is for murderers and rapists, I agree. But just because Bell is facing a possible sentence of that many years doesn't mean he will get that at all. I am certain that the judge will not sentence him anywhere near that, if any jail time. My question is this, if the judge sentences him to juvenile detention or 1 year in jail or community service, will all those people who are taking over our town on the 20th think that they are responsible for making that happen? If so, does that mean that everytime a black person gets in trouble here, they will be coming back? This is rediculous! Our court system has always been fair and I feel quite sure that our judge will be just as fair that day as well. Yes, I know it's an all white jury. But do you know why? Because none of the black people showed up who were summonsed for jury duty in this case. And why are thousands of people coming to Jena on the 20th? Have you people ever been here? This is a small town. Be prepared to walk a long ways because all those buses won't have any other place to park but on the outskirts of town (maybe Wal-Mart parking lot) and that's a long ways to walk. Oh, and by the way, just so you all know, you have everyone here so afraid that I hear most of the businesses are closing that day so you might want to pack a lunch and bring ice chests. I for one, won't be in Jena that day! Anytime you get that many angry people together, bad stuff happens! It will be interesting to see if no crimes are committed that day by anyone... white or black! For God's sake, please everyone, be on your best behavior because we have already been in the press enough. Our little town is ruined for good I'm afraid!

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