Louisiana teen guilty in school beati...

Louisiana teen guilty in school beating case

There are 72 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 29, 2007, titled Louisiana teen guilty in school beating case. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

An all-white jury in the central Louisiana town of Jena swiftly convicted a black teenager Thursday for attacking a white student in an incident that capped months of racial unrest and attracted the scrutiny of ...

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charles

Memphis, TN

#1 Aug 20, 2007
I recommend that the judge,the district attorney, the defendant attorney should have there license revoke and formal charges be brought aganist them for discrimination.
curtis

Memphis, TN

#2 Aug 20, 2007
I think that every newspaper in the country should rally together to have the judge, the district attorney, and the public defender involved in ths case to be removed from office and never to practice law for as long as they live.

The police chief should be removed from office as well.
S Howard

AOL

#3 Aug 22, 2007
Pure American injustice!!
Why isn't the mainstream media talking about this?
big Dee

Charlotte, NC

#4 Sep 5, 2007
I think that everyone in the Jena court system should be
disbarred. This is a damn shame.
Angela J Tuerck

United States

#5 Sep 6, 2007
I would love to send a letter to the judge on this case to express how wrong I feel this is and I am not from Louisiana nor am I black...How can anyone think this kid is being given a fair trial...if this were a black kid who got beat up by white kids this would not be happening...and why were the white kids not punished further for the nooses? This whole case is morally wrong and should be dismissed. If you know how I may be of any help to Mychal Bell please e-mail me at:

[email protected]
JThibeaux

Santa Ana, CA

#6 Sep 7, 2007
I am pretty discussed with my state. I currently reside in California. This really turns my stomach. The national media pick and chooses what the American public should be aware of. Where is CNN? Where is ABC? Where is NBC? Where is Justice?
Pandora in Baltimore

Upperco, MD

#7 Sep 8, 2007
What the hell is wrong with this country!!!! "America, why don't you love me!" How can we be sooo educated, soooo religious, sooo upright, yet allow ourselves to continue being the arrogant idiots that only we Americans can be. Why is it that we have no shame in afflicting harm on those that are powerless....the whole group should be disbarred, and those of us that profess to care need to make sure that they are!!!!
Chrisbo

Asbury Park, NJ

#8 Sep 8, 2007
To wrongs don't make a right but what's happening out there is uncalled for and something needs to be done.Immediately! Then they wonder why we resort to violence this is why unfair and unjust.
Chrisbo

Asbury Park, NJ

#9 Sep 8, 2007
People should rally not only in jena but throughout the nation thats how we will get justice in this cruel cruel world.
shameeka

Detroit, MI

#11 Sep 12, 2007
I Think That Black People Shouldnt Be Treated Like That
Belynda

United States

#12 Sep 12, 2007
My comment is for The attorney(Blane Williams) who was SUPPOSED to represent Mychal Bell. Mr. Williams, COUNSELOR! SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON YOU! How could you let yourself be bullied into HELPING this town of BIGOTS "RAIL ROAD" this child. It both saddens and infuriates me, to know that someone, who spent so many years educating themself on LAW and JUSTICE could allow himself to be used by the evil, racist people of Jena, LA to ruin the life of this child. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL Counselor!...
Belynda

United States

#13 Sep 12, 2007
charles wrote:
I recommend that the judge,the district attorney, the defendant attorney should have there license revoke and formal charges be brought aganist them for discrimination.
DISCRIMINATION?? NO, NO, THEY ARE THE ONES WHO SHOULD WHO SHOULD BE BROUGHT UP ON MURDER CHARGES!!!! I MEAN WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS MURDERING THESE CHILDREN BY TRYING TO SEND THEM TO PRISON FOR LIFE! OMG HOW I'D LOVE TO TALK FACE TO FACE TO EACH ONE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!
Belynda

United States

#14 Sep 12, 2007
JThibeaux wrote:
I am pretty discussed with my state. I currently reside in California. This really turns my stomach. The national media pick and chooses what the American public should be aware of. Where is CNN? Where is ABC? Where is NBC? Where is Justice?
I SECOND THAT!!! OH, BUT THEY ALL THOUGHT THEY SHOULD BROADCAST A CERTAIN DOG FIGHTING CASE NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY FOR WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!WTF??????????
Monique Brockington

AOL

#16 Sep 12, 2007
There is no justice in the louisana case
MFreeman

Washington, DC

#17 Sep 13, 2007
We all need to come together. It sickens me every time I read about this case. No child, NO ONE should suffer because of the color of the skin. God made us all. How did we get this way????
r mcgarry

Seattle, WA

#18 Sep 16, 2007
I agree that the charges were much too harsh, but there are a couple of issues that are being skirted.

1. Whether or not the white victim spent 5 minutes or 3 hours in an emergency room, a 6 on 1 fight, on school grounds, racial grouping aside, needs to be dealt with in a severe manner.

2. It is irresponsible for this paper or any other to infer that the noose incident and the 6 on 1 fight happened in close time proximity. Just about every news source concerning this incident seems to gloss over the four months in between the incidents, in order to make the story that much better.
michael

Deridder, LA

#19 Sep 18, 2007
After all these years, racism is still prominent in Louisiana......what a shame!!!!!!!!!!
rochetta adkins

Severn, MD

#20 Sep 19, 2007
i really think it's unfair that the situation went the way did but you know and everyone else black white chinese or any race knows that it is unfair to charge them boys with that much jail time they shouldn't have did no more than a couple of months if that kids fight all the time just the fact that it was black kid fighting a white kid made it wrong something has got to be done about this ITS NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!
hasina chestnut

Severn, MD

#21 Sep 19, 2007
this is unjustice and unruly and i think it is disgrace to african american race how this situation is being handle or even the human being race for that matter.
American

Spartanburg, SC

#22 Sep 19, 2007
charles wrote:
I recommend that the judge,the district attorney, the defendant attorney should have there license revoke and formal charges be brought aganist them for discrimination.
are you kidding? Get real!

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