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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Thecolorofcrime

Bucyrus, OH

#74 Oct 7, 2007
Here you go Shaniqua......The truth.
http://www.racismeantiblanc.bizland.com/005/0...
HECKLER

Hollywood, FL

#75 Oct 7, 2007
YOU PEOPLE CAN SAY WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU WANT TO SAY. BUT THE BOTTOMLINE IS RACISM COMES FROM PEOPLE'S HEARTS. AND THERE ARE ALOT OF INDIVIDUALS IN AMERICA WHO'LL BECOME UPSET OVER RACIAL INJUSTICES AND THESE ARE VERY SAME PEOPLE LAUGHING AT RACIST JOKES, LOCKING THEIR CAR DOORS AND GRABBING ONTO THEIR POCKET BOOKS WHEN SOME BLACK KID WALKS BY. SO SPARE ME YOUR HYPOCRITICAL WE ARE THE WORLD BULLCRAP.
Joe

Philadelphia, PA

#76 Oct 13, 2007
witnesses saw Bell
AfroTeacher

San Antonio, TX

#77 Oct 13, 2007
Didn't this guy have other arrests before the beating. I imagine he was a wonderful students in class that the teachers loved and was easy to work with.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#78 Oct 13, 2007
HECKLER wrote:
YOU PEOPLE CAN SAY WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU WANT TO SAY. BUT THE BOTTOMLINE IS RACISM COMES FROM PEOPLE'S HEARTS. AND THERE ARE ALOT OF INDIVIDUALS IN AMERICA WHO'LL BECOME UPSET OVER RACIAL INJUSTICES AND THESE ARE VERY SAME PEOPLE LAUGHING AT RACIST JOKES, LOCKING THEIR CAR DOORS AND GRABBING ONTO THEIR POCKET BOOKS WHEN SOME BLACK KID WALKS BY. SO SPARE ME YOUR HYPOCRITICAL WE ARE THE WORLD BULLCRAP.
why don't you end it all Mr neg
just me

Wildwood, FL

#79 Oct 13, 2007
they juvenile delinquints still commited a crime. not one that calls for such a harsh punishment, but definitly for punishment.
you have to look at the crime, not the color.
they still commited the crime. who cares if they are purple. there needs to be consequences for THEIR actions. according to the law. trying them as adults is way to much though. expelling them and community service would be suffice.
Juan

United States

#80 Oct 13, 2007
Yay! Yay! Justice finally prevails. I'm glad the jury had the guts to do the right thing. If you beat someone up, you deserve to go to jail. Yes!
Sorry

Winter Park, FL

#81 Oct 13, 2007
We are all created equal wrote:
Racism is just as bad now days as it was 40-50 years ago. Just in other forms. I see articles where a group of street drug dealers commit crimes and whites leave post as if all blacks are this way. Saying we all are thugs, killers and on drug and welfare... because what they believe and what they see on the news. Iím a 35 year black male married with 3 little girls.(Straight A students.)I work and I'm a home owner in the burbs.Where is the story about these white people in VA who kidnapped this black girl. Tortured her and call her the N word as they stabbed her. Why isn't this story all over the media.hmmm.Yet they have OJ all over the news for trying to get his stolen items back?I mean they wasted a whole hour show all on OJ.(CNN) Until white families stop abusing their kids minds and teach their kids we are all created equal this stench of racism in this country will smelling.Yes, Racism stinks.
Race, race, race. Black and White. Yes it is in black and white! You beat somebody up you go to jail. Don't get me wrong, hanging a noose is ugly and ignorant. How about you hang a noose in my yard while I beat up your kid? I'd prefer you keep your hands off my children and hang all the nooses you want. Still don't get the picture, do you? Injustice is wrong. But breaking the law and NOT getting away with it is not injustice. Black or white if you break the law then you open up your own can of worms. People get away with things everyday no matter what their color, that still does not make it OK. The race card is an American joke. Don't do the crime if you can't pay the time, BLACK or WHITE, CHINESE, SPANISH, whatever, wrong is still wrong. Race has nothing to do with breaking the law. Sometimes it cause an injustice, but hey you break the law you take your chances now don't you. Yes I am an American, like most of us now just another heinz 57. No race card. SORRY!
Double standard

Winter Park, FL

#82 Oct 13, 2007
Shaniqua Johnson wrote:
Did they expell the white boy? They need to expell him to, because if he wouldn' t have hung up the noose then he wouldn't have got beat up.
Can't you read, or you would know the answer. I guess you pick and choose what you want to read.
just me

Wildwood, FL

#84 Oct 13, 2007
and according to Shaniqua if they hadn't put up the noose they wouldnt have gotten beat up. lets see. i wonder if she read anything other than poor black boys going to jail.
the boys went to the principal and specifically asked if they could stand under a tree that was always occupied by white students. of course the answer was yes. so when the noose was hung it was a big deal. they got what they wanted. they provoked a fight and got it. only they did it the cowardly way. 6 on 1. what a shame. bet they are not that bright in math either. if it was balanced. 3 on 3. it would never been an issue. they would have fought, walked away, and that would have been it.
think about consequences before acting. the white boys did. hang a noose IS NOT A CRIME. it is ignorant and pathetic, but not a crime. assaulting someone is.
Timothy

Alexandria, VA

#85 Dec 14, 2008
Here is my stance on this.

A African-American asks if he can sit under a "white tree" in the school and the principal says yes. Then some racists put up the nooses (for the record, putting up nooses is NOT just a "prank") and they get in trouble but receive little or no punishment. Then later, six black people show up and beat up one white guy. The white guy was probably badly injured and one of the black people does have a criminal record which means they should be tried. The resulting trial is what really ticks me off. I don't have any problem with the jury because I heard that their were black people requested to come and serve on the jury. However, the ramping up of the charges to 2nd degree murder does not sound right to me. From what I have read, you need to have a weapon and the assault needs to be premeditated in order to constitute 2nd degree murder (correct me if I'm wrong). The weapon in question was tennis shoes and according to the prosecution, they apparently for no given reason, stood outside a gym to beat him up. First of all, since when has tennis shoes counted as a weapon? And secondly, what was the motive? Why would they do a premeditated murder if there was no motive? Or was the motive to "get a white guy" because of the nooses. While they did probably harm him badly and it was not a fair fight, I think it deserves mention that there may have been some provocation. Next, bail for the families of the 6 boys was set to between $70000 and $138000. This is clearly excessive bail as these 6 boys all come from low income families which obviously cannot afford to pay the bail. In short, here is what I have to say, the trial was unfair and possibly rigged but they still should be punished to some degree for what they did, albeit less severely.
Beatrice

Prospect, KY

#86 Apr 1, 2009
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.
What do you call it when six black punks decide to beat up a kid because he's white? The black punk deserves to go to prison.

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