Sendell Jackson erupts in court follo...

Sendell Jackson erupts in court following judge's sentence of l...

There are 117 comments on the Fox6 story from Apr 16, 2010, titled Sendell Jackson erupts in court following judge's sentence of l.... In it, Fox6 reports that:

Sendell Jackson was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of UW-Milwaukee student Nathan Potter Friday morning.

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umekie

Milwaukee, WI

#123 Apr 17, 2010
Justice4who wrote:
To the family of Nathan Potter, my condolences to family and friends. To the Jackson family, it is appalling the outburst that took place in the court room. Kudos to the family member who turned him in. It is good to know that people still have a conscience and morals to see justice should be served. As far as the Jackson family hating the Potter family, take a look in the mirror and hate yourself for raising a careless, disrespectful, murderer of a son. At least you will have the opportunity to see your son, maybe behind glass, but he will be alive. As for the Potter family, they can only dream of who and what their son could have became as they are visiting his grave. So for the Jackson family, as you are crying "My baby, oh LORD my baby, no justice" I hope you take the time to send a prayer and heart-felt apology to the family and friends of the young, innocent, college student, whom your baby took from this world. And, while you are at it, ask forgiveness to your maker for spawning a murderer who felt he needed to take a person's life for pocket change. No need not play the race card at this point for injustice. I am a African-American who has made the right choices, worked, put myself through college, and took my place in society as a honest hard-working citizen, like so many others that did not grow up with economic stability. It may be tough for us but not impossible. We all choose our own path. Placing blame on deprivation, etc., is lazy and a sorry excuse for anyone, black, yellow, white, etc.. When it is all said and done, two lives were taken. With one young man not having a voice or a choice in the matter. Justice was not served. I say an eye for an eye, and let GOD sort it out later. It's much easier and cost effective than using tax payers dollars for housing murderers, etc.
Well said and right on!
Purple Haze

West Bend, WI

#124 Apr 17, 2010
dinkyd wrote:
Yeah, the military will take anybody.
The media has been picking and choosing what they want us to hear for a hundred years. Who died and made you the censor god?
What do you think happens in prison???
First of all "DINK", you are wrong. The military don't take anybody cause they certainly would'nt take a digital dipsh-t like you.But you are correct about picking and choosing about what they want us to hear and read.Its up to the individual to dig deeper to find true answers.And nobody died and made me censor god.I find it strange that you can share with us your supposed prison experiences in all the lurid detail.But if someone makes a reference to "twisting" one up even though no mention of what was being twisted,that comment suddemly is not relevent and is zapped to cyber space.And to answer your last comment,I don't know nor do I care what happens in prison.But based on your writings,it sounds like you miss that enviroment.Just go off line and contact the Jackson family if you want to get his mailing address so the two of you can become Pen-Pals.
Justice

Bozeman, MT

#125 Apr 17, 2010
Imagine how many 'deserving' lives have been saved by locking this monster up. Good job, Judge; I thank you for making the streets a little safer.

I hope time heals the victim's family, no words can be said to describe the loss they all must feel. I am sorry something this tragic has happened, and I only hope, in time, they are able to find peace.
Justice

Bozeman, MT

#126 Apr 17, 2010
Life-in-Prison is Jackson getting off easy! I say, send trash like this to the gallows. Life for a life!
I LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY

New Hyde Park, NY

#127 Apr 17, 2010
It is impossible for us to relate what it is like growing up poor and Black in America. I don't see how the judge can be comfortable believing that he can't change in jail. You can't judge how a 19 year old will be years into the future. I know a guy who spent close to 20 years in jail for murder before the system realized he couldn't have done the murder. I know somebody else who is in prison for 10 years for something that he did that he shouldn't have gotten more than 1 or 2 years for. I know somebody else who should be in prison but the system is so corrupt that he is always free. I am a NY Jew. I just don't think putting people in prison to rot is very helpfull. My guess is that most judges and lawyers get a rush from putting people in prison. Most lawyers are very impaired people. One way to dramatically lower crime rates would be to declare war on drinking/smoking/drugs. I don't think it is that hard to convince people not to do these things. We live in a society of brain dammaged addicts that encourages future generations to do the same.
Evelyn

Amarillo, TX

#128 Apr 17, 2010
Life sentence it's not fair. He should be punished, but a whole life. After Feb. court, this should of being taken to a different judge and jury. It's not fair for neither of the family's to both loose there son's. Jackson needs a fair trial, and deserves a second chance.
Shanika

United States

#130 Apr 18, 2010
I feel for the life of the victims family. No one should have to die, especially if they do not have any money. I do however feel that Shandell does not deserves life in prison. He is a 19 year old male, I feel because he is a black inner city teen that murdered a "white" college boy is the reason why he got that sentence. The way the news reporters aired this clip is also very out of line!!! This is a sensitive topic for both families and should of been a private manner.
Justice4who

Milwaukee, WI

#131 Apr 18, 2010
I would like to respond to several posts, and I promise this will be my last.

I have to agree there is no arguing because Jackson is a black inner city teen that murdered a "white" college boy is the reason why he got this sentence. Which he is lucky. In most countries you are not even given that. Here is where I disagree and why:

Being a 19 year old black male/female in the inner city does not excuse the fact that a person who feels that society owes them something or is bored, hanging out in the street and finding something to do at 1:00am has the given right to go out beat, rape, rob, and/or murder innocent victims. Nathan Potter did not know who Jackson was that night, he had no idea of his background, upbringing, hardships, etc. It also was not his responsibility to know who he was. He just saw a gun pointed at him while walking back to his dorm. So, Jackson's first mistake was buying into the negative stereotype that plagues our black communities and not thinking as an individual, which I am sure his mother also played a part in. His second mistake was believing hanging out in the streets and bullying was easier and cooler than picking up a book and getting an education. His third mistake,(and this is the most unfortunate) being a 19 year old black man in a community of where he has already been expected to fail and prove some right by picking up a gun, going into a neighborhood, and killing an innocent man. So, how can we possibly blame Nathan Potter for being a white, college student student trying to do something with himself and being murdered on Jackson's sentence?
MKECriminalGoest oNY

Brookfield, WI

#132 Apr 18, 2010
I LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY wrote:
It is impossible for us to relate what it is like growing up poor and Black in America. I don't see how the judge can be comfortable believing that he can't change in jail. You can't judge how a 19 year old will be years into the future. I know a guy who spent close to 20 years in jail for murder before the system realized he couldn't have done the murder. I know somebody else who is in prison for 10 years for something that he did that he shouldn't have gotten more than 1 or 2 years for. I know somebody else who should be in prison but the system is so corrupt that he is always free. I am a NY Jew. I just don't think putting people in prison to rot is very helpfull. My guess is that most judges and lawyers get a rush from putting people in prison. Most lawyers are very impaired people. One way to dramatically lower crime rates would be to declare war on drinking/smoking/drugs. I don't think it is that hard to convince people not to do these things. We live in a society of brain damaged addicts that encourages future generations to do the same.
You are arguing that a guilty person should get a lesser sentence because you know some people that were wrongly convicted?
Rest assured that if you had sat in the courtroom and listened to the arguments by competent attorneys (on both sides), viewed the evidence, heard the testimony of the witnesses and the tapes of Seandell discussing how he 'popped' the white boy and then shot another man the very next day. If you had seen him taunt the Potters after he had 8 long months to show some remorse you would not 'LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY.'
Having said all that, you might be able to convince a few people in Milwaukee that Seandell should have a lesser sentence if you and your fine state would be willing to take him in and a dozen or so of his family members. We'll keep his uncle Gerald.
P.S. There already was a war on drugs and the drugs won. You might want to look at that differently too.
Bilbo Baggins

Milwaukee, WI

#133 Apr 18, 2010
I LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY wrote:
It is impossible for us to relate what it is like growing up poor and Black in America. I don't see how the judge can be comfortable believing that he can't change in jail. You can't judge how a 19 year old will be years into the future. I know a guy who spent close to 20 years in jail for murder before the system realized he couldn't have done the murder. I know somebody else who is in prison for 10 years for something that he did that he shouldn't have gotten more than 1 or 2 years for. I know somebody else who should be in prison but the system is so corrupt that he is always free. I am a NY Jew. I just don't think putting people in prison to rot is very helpfull. My guess is that most judges and lawyers get a rush from putting people in prison. Most lawyers are very impaired people. One way to dramatically lower crime rates would be to declare war on drinking/smoking/drugs. I don't think it is that hard to convince people not to do these things. We live in a society of brain dammaged addicts that encourages future generations to do the same.
1 - Sorry about your friend but as they say, "shit happens" and no system is perfect but what happened to your friend has absolutely no bearing on this case. Justice was served.

2 - Please, enough with these clique "War on....." BS. We've been doing that for years, doesn't work, never has and just drains tax dollars. People have been electing "brain dead" politicians so this whole idea has zero merit.
Backlash

Oakley, CA

#134 Apr 18, 2010
You a-holes that say this human trash should not spend life in prison for taking someones life are enablers. You are the type of people who condone and justify the behavior of this murderer.

You make excuses and find every excuse to avoid taking responsibility for your actions.

You are the problem!
Really

Brookfield, WI

#135 Apr 19, 2010
Shanika wrote:
I feel for the life of the victims family. No one should have to die, especially if they do not have any money. I do however feel that Shandell does not deserves life in prison. He is a 19 year old male, I feel because he is a black inner city teen that murdered a "white" college boy is the reason why he got that sentence. The way the news reporters aired this clip is also very out of line!!! This is a sensitive topic for both families and should of been a private manner.
So murder is ok if the victim has some money? And this is a private matter? This was a crime against an individual, a family and our community. Its far from private. You are a sad human being.

Since: Apr 10

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#136 Apr 22, 2010
Karen wrote:
<quoted text> For yall Information he didn't deserve that because ain't nobody trying to hear him or listen to him but GOD he didn't kill the boy his friend did and they put that bastard in jail as well and pumped his ass full of drugs to make him seem like he was going crazy and now that bastard is running scott Free and not even taking the dam drugs....so everyone that is posting negative shit needs to look at the real picture. GET HIS DAM FRIEND.. yes he do need to be punished for being there but the asshole that did it needs to be locked up with that LIFE IN PRISON SHIT...GET REAL EVERYBODY AND THINK BACK TO WHEN IT HAPPENED AND WHERE IT IS NOW, you got 1 doing time and the other one is FREE, that bastard ain't CRAZY he is talking bout the shit to his friends.
Are you seriously that dumb?!?!?! His lookout got 12 years and 10 years extended supervision. Not enough in my book. You take a life or are an accomplice you should lose your life. Wisconsin is too liberal. They should have NO RIGHTS; execute them all!

Since: Apr 10

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#137 Apr 22, 2010
Evelyn wrote:
Life sentence it's not fair. He should be punished, but a whole life. After Feb. court, this should of being taken to a different judge and jury. It's not fair for neither of the family's to both loose there son's. Jackson needs a fair trial, and deserves a second chance.
Really? How is a life sentence not fair? This piece of sh*@ took Nathan Potter's WHOLE LIFE too!

Since: Apr 10

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#138 Apr 22, 2010
John Petris wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear CONFUSED
Dinky is not lying. What do you think happens there? Do you think it's a big brick country club? It's prison. It's hell. Dink is right. The food is better in the hospital.
Yea, hell with cable tv. You go to prision you should not see day light OR Oprah!
Fish

Mesquite, TX

#139 Apr 16, 2014
Evelyn wrote:
Life sentence it's not fair. He should be punished, but a whole life. After Feb. court, this should of being taken to a different judge and jury. It's not fair for neither of the family's to both loose there son's. Jackson needs a fair trial, and deserves a second chance.
I bet Nathan Potter would like a second chance at living too. Execute this inhuman filth already
Jody

Milwaukee, WI

#140 Apr 16, 2014
I heard they were gay lovers.

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