Jena 6 protest moves to D.C.

Jena 6 protest moves to D.C.

There are 13 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 16, 2007, titled Jena 6 protest moves to D.C.. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Protesters marched through the streets around the Justice Department Friday to demand federal intervention in the "Jena Six" case and enforcement of hate crime laws against those who hang nooses in public.

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Get Real

Cary, IL

#1 Nov 16, 2007
A mob beating someone who is unconscious vs. a physical display of hatred are two different crimes. One is attempted murder and the other is intimidation.
Azabache

Carmel, IN

#2 Nov 16, 2007
Yeah, and what of the case in Jena a few weeks earlier where a white boy pulled a shotgun on the black boy? When the black kid got the gun away from the white one, the black kid was charged with theft!

Since: Sep 07

Chicago, IL

#3 Nov 16, 2007
Get Real wrote:
A mob beating someone who is unconscious vs. a physical display of hatred are two different crimes. One is attempted murder and the other is intimidation.
That's ok if every brawl or street fight is prosecuted as attemtpted murder (keep in mind the victim was able to walk away and party later that night). Unfortunately, most fights of this nature are onlly prosecuted as a "fight"....battery, assault...mob action...but you actually believe these young people were trying to kill him. Then in hockey, bar rooms, football and baseball pile-ons are now "attempted murder".

Everyone has a right to their opinion and I just don't agree with yours.
Simon

Coal City, IL

#4 Nov 16, 2007
I believe that the black children are being prosecuted exactly as they deserve to be. The problem in my opinion is the white children who started the whole mess are nowhere to be found. What needs to happen is the white children need to be prosecuted as well.

Would the outrage be the same if the white children who started the whole mess were being held accountable?

On another note it sure was nice to see two of the Jenna 6 on some music awards show looking like thugs. And I am still curious as to where all the money they are collecting for their defense is going....
Jack Burton

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 16, 2007
Azabache wrote:
Yeah, and what of the case in Jena a few weeks earlier where a white boy pulled a shotgun on the black boy? When the black kid got the gun away from the white one, the black kid was charged with theft!
I think that the Jena 6 case people are short on facts and long on emotion, but you're right about this situation. Three youths were charged with theft.
Ora

Princeton, NJ

#6 Nov 16, 2007
Simon,
While I do believe that there needs to be justice...we know that justice in and of itself is totally blind...... we are the ones who display justice and if there is malicious, hatred and prejudices, then justice would only see that the "black kids got what they deserve" and the "white kids should be prosecuted as well” first let's clarify that all are young men/women possibly. Although it was not nice to hang a noose in a public place or set territorially restrain’s it was provoking and suggestive. However, I believe there are battles that need fighting and those that do not. What would have happened if one walked away? How foolish would those individuals be in that they who set out to demonstration their ability to be foolish would look? Sometimes we have to let things go!
Ora

Princeton, NJ

#8 Nov 16, 2007
Attempted Murder? Hm. I would think there would have been weapons and not physically fighting. However, one can kill with their hands but if this were the case then the victim would not have been readily treated and released. Something to think about???
Ora

Princeton, NJ

#9 Nov 16, 2007
This does not negate the fact that punishment is lawful and correct but to what extreme? What if the roles were reversed?
Alex

Falling Waters, WV

#10 Dec 14, 2007
The jena 6 black kids attempted to kill the white kid by stomping on his head. ur mind must be really screwed up if you think its reasonable to stomp any person's head no matter what they did to you, unless they hurt you before.
LaSalle Parish Resident

Cabool, MO

#11 Dec 15, 2007
Jack Burton wrote:
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I think that the Jena 6 case people are short on facts and long on emotion, but you're right about this situation. Three youths were charged with theft.
If you need some facts, here they are. The facts are that the situation you are referring to did not happen the way you describe.

http://www.thejenatimes.net/Chronological_Ord...
blacks made me racist

Melrose Park, IL

#12 Dec 15, 2007
D Chicago wrote:
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That's ok if every brawl or street fight is prosecuted as attemtpted murder (keep in mind the victim was able to walk away and party later that night). Unfortunately, most fights of this nature are onlly prosecuted as a "fight"....battery, assault...mob action...but you actually believe these young people were trying to kill him. Then in hockey, bar rooms, football and baseball pile-ons are now "attempted murder".
Everyone has a right to their opinion and I just don't agree with yours.
here is my opinion.....im sick of blacks abusing humanity.
were you a slave?
get over it!!!!!
let me guess you take the sides of the savages because you share the same skin color?
grow up!
Beatrice

Prospect, KY

#13 Apr 8, 2009
Beating a kid because he's white isn't a hate crime? Black kids beating a white woman in Chicago isn't a hate crime? A white kid being beaten by a group of blacks in Virginia isn't a hate crime? Are any of the demonstrators asking for justice for these victims? They certainly would be if the gangs were white and the victims were black.
Glasnos

Lakeland, FL

#14 Apr 8, 2009
I think instead of hanging nooses (a hate crime) whites need to walk up behind blacks and knock them unconscious, and then justify it by saying we are tired of all the violent crime perpetrated by blacks on our society. How would that be?
Makes as much sense as the blacks who are protesting for the black thugs who knocked this kid out from behind.

If you blacks want to protect your violent thugs so much, then keep them in your own community .. and keep them away from the civilized world.

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