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Sharpton wants probe of La. prosecuter
Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 10, 2007 | Mary Foster

Posted on 09/10/2007 6:01:28 AM PDT by period end of story

JENA, La. - Two civil rights leaders urged Jena residents to demand equal justice, and one called for an investigation of the district attorney who is prosecuting six black teenagers charged with serious crimes in the beating of a white classmate.

The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton both said Sunday they would join thousands of people expected in Jena on Sept. 20 to protest the teens' treatment. That is the day that one of the six, Mychal Bell, is to be sentenced on an aggravated second-degree battery conviction. Bell faces up to 15 years in prison.

"After that, if we need to, we'll go to Baton Rouge and see the governor and the Legislature," Sharpton said Sunday by phone from New York.

The "Jena Six" case drew protests after five of the six teens were originally charged with attempted second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, carrying sentences of up to 80 years in prison. The sixth was charged in juvenile court.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: hatecrimes; jackson; jena; justicebrothers; louisiana; racehustlers; sharpton

1 posted on 09/10/2007 6:01:33 AM PDT by period end of story
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To: period end of story

Hate crime?


2 posted on 09/10/2007 6:03:08 AM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Vasilli22

The two biggest racists in the country.


3 posted on 09/10/2007 6:04:43 AM PDT by snowman1
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To: period end of story
I knew the Justice Brothers would show up. At last, at last!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 09/10/2007 6:05:16 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

It was a safe bet.


5 posted on 09/10/2007 6:08:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: period end of story

Wonder how they feel about certain government programs that favor one race over another (affirmative action, minority set asides, minority only scholarships, etc.)???


6 posted on 09/10/2007 6:09:16 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: period end of story

Am I supposed to get excited about this?

People who beat other people going to jail for committing a crime.

Geraldo was giving Sharptongue’s cause some attention over the weekend on Fox News Channel.

SHut Up Sharpton’s Hate.

SHUSH is the short way to say that.


7 posted on 09/10/2007 6:09:38 AM PDT by Nextrush (Proudly uncommitted in the 2008 race for president for now)
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To: period end of story

Should they get a pass for beating somebody up? This country just gets more and more ridiculous with every day. Sharpton is no “civil rights leader”, and he should just shut up.


8 posted on 09/10/2007 6:11:36 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: period end of story

Did this noxious person Sharpton ever pay the money he owes for defaming the prosecutor in Dutchess County, New York?


9 posted on 09/10/2007 6:13:07 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Vasilli22

No hate crime here folks, now move along, just move along.


10 posted on 09/10/2007 6:14:39 AM PDT by BerryDingle
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11 posted on 09/10/2007 6:16:51 AM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: period end of story

I’m so sick and tired of this crap. “Civil rights leaders” will always find some justification for a blacks attacking whites. How many times do we have to see it to know that it’s true?


12 posted on 09/10/2007 6:16:58 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: period end of story

Six on one? They beat the f**k out of a white kid and now the Revs want the savages cut a break? Whay do these two race pimps get any press at all?


13 posted on 09/10/2007 6:18:04 AM PDT by jackieaxe (The Drug War is Pork Barrel spending!)
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To: jackieaxe

“Whay do these two race pimps get any press at all?”

I suspect the liberals in media would like nothing more than to see some Louisiana “rednecks” given the Duke treatment x 10.


14 posted on 09/10/2007 6:23:31 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: period end of story

The right reverends may not draw quite the crowd in Jena that they are accustomed to to drawing ... the blacks down there will have to remain long after Al and Jesse leave. This kind of behavior won’t be taken very lightly in that neck o’ the woods. I’m very curious to see the results.


15 posted on 09/10/2007 6:25:23 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: jackieaxe
From the Article:

The beating came amid tense race relations in Jena, a mostly white town in north-central Louisiana. After a black student sat under a tree on the school campus where white students traditionally congregated, three nooses were hung in the tree. Students accused of placing the nooses were suspended from school for a short period.

This was in the article but has nothing to do with six thugs beating the crap out of a single victim. And why not 2nd degree murder charges? When were they planning on stopping the beating?
16 posted on 09/10/2007 6:30:07 AM PDT by jackieaxe (The Drug War is Pork Barrel spending!)
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To: period end of story
"Sharpton wants probe of La. prosecuter"

That's kind of a personal thing for Sharpton to be asking for, isn't it?


17 posted on 09/10/2007 6:31:06 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

You suck AL.


18 posted on 09/10/2007 6:31:25 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: period end of story
Speaking of hate crimes! Where was Sharpton when those two College kids were brutally raped and murdered by 4 African Americans after they car jacked the pair? Heard there was even a black woman involved in the killings. It appears that ‘hate crimes’ only happen to African Americans. Of course they never commit them themselves like in this case.
Hmmm?
19 posted on 09/10/2007 6:35:59 AM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: jackieaxe

“After a black student sat under a tree on the school campus where white students traditionally congregated, three nooses were hung in the tree.”

That’s kind of the watered-down version. That makes it sound as though he was just sitting there minding his own business and the mean old white kids weren’t going to have it.

When I was in school (we played Jena in football) some black kids hung out by the gym entrance. Now, we got along great at my school but I would not have considered planting myself in front of the gym at break and tried to take over their little “click” location. That’s where that click hung out and everybody respected it. Not to do so would likely have caused problems. There were no problems

The Skoal dippers sat on a bench under a tree that EVERYBODY called the “Skoal Bench”. Nobody but that click hung out there. Everybody respected that. I can see a similar response if some trouble-maker decided he was going to intrude on that click just to get a rise out of them.

The guy was begging for a reason to fight someone and the white kids did the wrong thing with the nooses and fell right into it.


20 posted on 09/10/2007 6:46:43 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: L98Fiero

I can see a similar response if some trouble-maker decided he was going to intrude on that click just to get a rise out of them.


The white kid who was beaten is reported to have been loudly bragging at school about one of the black kids being beaten up. It was shortly thereafter that he was attacked. Was he just asking for it too?

As to the town’s discrimination, an incident previous to this attack does bring up the question. During an altercation, one white kid went to his truck and pulled out a shotgun. It was wrestled away from him and the black kid was charged with theft of a firearm, second degree robbery and disturbing the peace. The white kid, who pulled the gun, was not charged at all.


21 posted on 09/10/2007 6:57:12 AM PDT by kenth
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During an altercation, one white kid went to his truck and pulled out a shotgun. It was wrestled away from him and the black kid was charged with theft of a firearm, second degree robbery and disturbing the peace. The white kid, who pulled the gun, was not charged at all.

I'm not condoning what the kid did in pulling the gun, but how on earth did he let it get wrestled away from him???

Proves the old maxim - don't pull it unless you intend to use it.

22 posted on 09/10/2007 7:03:02 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Want authentic 1st century Christianity? Visit a local, New Testament Independent Baptist church!)
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“Was he just asking for it too?”

Asking for what? I’d appreciate you not attributing things to me I did not say. I’m telling you how all this crap got started. It wasn’t started by some white braggart. It wasn’t started by a kid who pulled his gun at a CONVENIENCE STORE when confronted by enough black kids to take his gun away. It was NOT during the altercation at school.

It was started by trouble-maker who just HAD to stir the pot.

It’s typical you only know enough about this to incriminate whites. That’s all you probably want to know.


23 posted on 09/10/2007 7:26:05 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: jackieaxe

I read in the USA Today where the DOJ found that black students had indeed sat under the tree. The US Attorney investigating it is Donald Washington and since he is a black man I am sure he thoroughly investigated the incident. So who knows what really was going on. These were kids being kids after all. Teens aren’t known for using the best judgment. I would post links with more local information but they are all Gannet publications.


24 posted on 09/10/2007 7:30:23 AM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: 2banana

oh, anything against whitie is just fine with them.


25 posted on 09/10/2007 7:31:21 AM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: L98Fiero

You ask me not to attribute things to you then say it’s typical of me to only know enough to incriminate whites?

As for the white kid asking for trouble, you seem to have said that the black kid was asking for trouble by intruding on the white kids’ space. If that is asking for trouble, then the other kid bragging about the beating would seem to be the same. With the confrontation taking place at the convenience store, what does the location matter? It was still the same group of people, the confrontation just spilled over into a different venue.

The point I made regarding the altercation with the gun was about the perceived difference in justice being meted out by the DA.


26 posted on 09/10/2007 7:34:34 AM PDT by kenth
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To: period end of story
Sharpton: Not sharp, nor civil nor right!

And certainly not a leader!

27 posted on 09/10/2007 8:04:09 AM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

So here comes the very irreverand Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton to bring his own special essense of justice to the case. Right on, brother.


28 posted on 09/10/2007 8:29:45 AM PDT by dooltotheend
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To: FixitGuy

I like that FixitGuy. Very succinct—covered all the bases. Nicely said.


29 posted on 09/10/2007 8:31:30 AM PDT by dooltotheend
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To: Nextrush

I think the prosecutor leaves himself open to scrunity. If people check to see if some teenage white boys in this area were involved in this type of fight, were they also charged with 2nd degree murder.

Is there consistency in the charges the prosecutor brings against white and black defendents?


30 posted on 09/10/2007 9:51:29 AM PDT by art_rocks
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To: jackieaxe
Good questions. It goes to show just how demented Sharpton and Jackson are. BTW, did Jackson ever provide the full scholarship to the false accuser, Chrystal Magnum, in the Duke lacrosse case - as he had promised?
31 posted on 09/10/2007 9:54:48 AM PDT by Dante3
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The white kid who was beaten is reported to have been loudly bragging at school about one of the black kids being beaten up. It was shortly thereafter that he was attacked. Was he just asking for it too?

As to the town’s discrimination, an incident previous to this attack does bring up the question. During an altercation, one white kid went to his truck and pulled out a shotgun. It was wrestled away from him and the black kid was charged with theft of a firearm, second degree robbery and disturbing the peace. The white kid, who pulled the gun, was not charged at all.

Do you have any links for any of this stuff or are you just making it all up?

32 posted on 09/10/2007 11:56:44 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: period end of story
Saw a strange glob of lifeless goo on the sidewalk.

Figured it had to be a brain sucking alien that landed on Al Sharpton and died of starvation.

33 posted on 09/10/2007 12:01:35 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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Is there consistency in the charges the prosecutor brings against white and black defendents?

One can always "ask questions" but one can also make baseless accusations. One can also make baseless accusations while pretending to merely be asking questions.

34 posted on 09/10/2007 12:02:29 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Why would I be making things up? Go look it up for yourself.


35 posted on 09/10/2007 9:58:41 PM PDT by kenth
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Why would I be making things up? Go look it up for yourself.

Making it all up then. Just as I suspected.

36 posted on 09/10/2007 10:09:28 PM PDT by rogue yam
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You were on one of the original threads about this story, and the article at the time, as most did, reported the confrontation wherein the young man who pulled the gun did not get charged. You merely claimed that it was “evil leftist propaganda”.

There’s no point in looking up the articles for you, as you’ll just do as you are now, claiming I’m lying, claim that the articles are lying, etc. Why give you proof when you just claim it’s propaganda?


37 posted on 09/10/2007 10:49:32 PM PDT by kenth
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The white kid who was beaten is reported to have been loudly bragging at school about one of the black kids being beaten up.

There is nothing on any FR Jena thread that I've posted to that supports this claim of yours. That's one example of unsupported claims in your above post to which I replied. There are others as well.

38 posted on 09/10/2007 11:09:36 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Nice attempt at covering for yourself. You originally replied to me not about the bragging, but about the young man with the gun who was not charged. My reply to that was concerning that information being in those original articles and threads, which it was.

As to further links of this bit of information, I’ll just refer you to one of your own quotes: “Have you never heard of Google, are you too lazy and/or stupid to use it, or do you simply enjoy acting like a jerk online?”


39 posted on 09/10/2007 11:39:34 PM PDT by kenth
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You originally replied to me not about the bragging...

Wrong. Reply #32. It's right there. Just scroll up. You're kinda nutty aren't you?

40 posted on 09/10/2007 11:43:19 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

You don’t have very good reading comprehension, do you? That, or you are just deceptive.


41 posted on 09/10/2007 11:57:37 PM PDT by kenth
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