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'Jena Six' defendant accused of assault in Texas
02/07/08 | Abbey Brown

Posted on 02/07/2008 6:12:44 AM PST by TornadoAlley3

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http://www.thetowntalk.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080207/NEWS01/802070330/1002


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: getoutofjailfree; jena6; jenasix; racialdivision; rodneykingriotsredux

1 posted on 02/07/2008 6:12:46 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

http://www.thetowntalk.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080207/NEWS01/802070330/1002


2 posted on 02/07/2008 6:13:04 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

This is because we are white and all racist. /sarcasm


3 posted on 02/07/2008 6:14:04 AM PST by bmwcyle (the Beltway crowd is like a bunch of women who have started menstruating together)
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4 posted on 02/07/2008 6:16:31 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Bryant R. Purvis, 19, now living in the Dallas area, was charged with assault causing bodily injury and is being held in the Carrollton, Texas, city jail without bail pending a bond hearing this morning, a jail official said.

Just your typical 19-year-old high school student.

5 posted on 02/07/2008 6:20:54 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Puppage

Thanks!


6 posted on 02/07/2008 6:21:54 AM PST by bmwcyle (the Beltway crowd is like a bunch of women who have started menstruating together)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

The jury probably will not be able to hear details of previous charges against the accused until the sentencing phase if they find him guilty.


7 posted on 02/07/2008 6:23:58 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Now the "civil rights" activists can put their money where their mouths are.
Firmly wrapped around the Jeener Sicks civil rights to assault!


8 posted on 02/07/2008 6:24:03 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Did you know that everyday mexican gays sneak into this country and unplug our brain dead ladies HJS)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Seems that, according to his mother, Mr. Purvis has a “situation” problem. On the other hand he appears to be right on track to be a member of a major sports team.


9 posted on 02/07/2008 6:26:01 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: FreePaul

NBA ?


10 posted on 02/07/2008 6:28:25 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

A fine summation of this story, if I do say so myself.

http://patfish.blogspot.com/2007/09/true-crime-runaway-cops-with-tazers.html


11 posted on 02/07/2008 6:28:54 AM PST by Fishtalk (If you liked the above post, remember I've got a Blog you might like to visit.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Shocked, shocked I tell ya.


12 posted on 02/07/2008 6:29:28 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: FreePaul
she sent him to live with his uncle, Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jason Hatcher, so he could stay out of trouble

Why does she think that changing his location would keep him out of trouble. Maybe mom, teaching him to control his anger would be better than sending him to live with a defensive lineman. They tend to feed on and use anger in their line of work.

13 posted on 02/07/2008 6:31:20 AM PST by bird4four4 (Behead those who suggest Islam is violent!)
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To: FreePaul

Well recall too there was a woman (who was the subject of an award winning documentary and an Oscar winning biopic) who killed all of the men each time in self-defense. She wasn’t “really” a serial killer, just the victim of circumstance.


14 posted on 02/07/2008 6:32:37 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Jessee Jackson pick up the white courtesy phone please, paging Jessee Jackson........


15 posted on 02/07/2008 6:36:17 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Media myths about the Jena 6

A local journalist tells the story you haven't heard.

By Craig Franklin

By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because they've all heard the story of the "Jena 6." White students hanging nooses barely punished, a schoolyard fight, excessive punishment for the six black attackers, racist local officials, public outrage and protests – the outside media made sure everyone knew the basics.

There's just one problem: The media got most of the basics wrong. In fact, I have never before witnessed such a disgrace in professional journalism. Myths replaced facts, and journalists abdicated their solemn duty to investigate every claim because they were seduced by a powerfully appealing but false narrative of racial injustice.

I should know. I live in Jena. My wife has taught at Jena High School for many years. And most important, I am probably the only reporter who has covered these events from the very beginning.

The reason the Jena cases have been propelled into the world spotlight is two-fold: First, because local officials did not speak publicly early on about the true events of the past year, the media simply formed their stories based on one-side's statements – the Jena 6. Second, the media were downright lazy in their efforts to find the truth. Often, they simply reported what they'd read on blogs, which expressed only one side of the issue.

The real story of Jena and the Jena 6 is quite different from what the national media presented. It's time to set the record straight.

Myth 1: The Whites-Only Tree. There has never been a "whites-only" tree at Jena High School. Students of all races sat underneath this tree. When a student asked during an assembly at the start of school last year if anyone could sit under the tree, it evoked laughter from everyone present – blacks and whites. As reported by students in the assembly, the question was asked to make a joke and to drag out the assembly and avoid class.

Myth 2: Nooses a Signal to Black Students. An investigation by school officials, police, and an FBI agent revealed the true motivation behind the placing of two nooses in the tree the day after the assembly. According to the expulsion committee, the crudely constructed nooses were not aimed at black students. Instead, they were understood to be a prank by three white students aimed at their fellow white friends, members of the school rodeo team. (The students apparently got the idea from watching episodes of "Lonesome Dove.") The committee further concluded that the three young teens had no knowledge that nooses symbolize the terrible legacy of the lynchings of countless blacks in American history. When informed of this history by school officials, they became visibly remorseful because they had many black friends. Another myth concerns their punishment, which was not a three-day suspension, but rather nine days at an alternative facility followed by two weeks of in-school suspension, Saturday detentions, attendance at Discipline Court, and evaluation by licensed mental-health professionals. The students who hung the nooses have not publicly come forward to give their version of events.

Myth 3: Nooses Were a Hate Crime. Although many believe the three white students should have been prosecuted for a hate crime for hanging the nooses, the incident did not meet the legal criteria for a federal hate crime. It also did not meet the standard for Louisiana's hate-crime statute, and though widely condemned by all officials, there was no crime to charge the youths with.

Myth 4: DA's Threat to Black Students. When District Attorney Reed Walters spoke to Jena High students at an assembly in September, he did not tell black students that he could make their life miserable with "the stroke of a pen." Instead, according to Walters, "two or three girls, white girls, were chit-chatting on their cellphones or playing with their cellphones right in the middle of my dissertation. I got a little irritated at them and said, 'Pay attention to me. I am right now having to deal with an aggravated rape case where I've got to decide whether the death penalty applies or not.' I said, 'Look, I can be your best friend or your worst enemy. With the stroke of a pen I can make your life miserable so I want you to call me before you do something stupid.'"

Mr. Walters had been called to the assembly by police, who had been at the school earlier that day dealing with some students who were causing disturbances. Teachers and students have confirmed Walters's version of events.

Myth 5: The Fair Barn Party Incident. On Dec. 1, 2006, a private party – not an all-white party as reported – was held at the local community center called the Fair Barn. Robert Bailey Jr., soon to be one of the Jena 6, came to the party with others seeking admittance.

When they were denied entrance by the renter of the facility, a white male named Justin Sloan (not a Jena High student) at the party attacked Bailey and hit him in the face with his fist. This is reported in witness statements to police, including the victim, Robert Bailey, Jr.

Months later, Bailey contended he was hit in the head with a beer bottle and required stitches. No medical records show this ever occurred. Mr. Sloan was prosecuted for simple battery, which according to Louisiana law, is the proper charge for hitting someone with a fist.

Myth 6: The "Gotta-Go" Grocery Incident. On Dec. 2, 2006, Bailey and two other black Jena High students were involved in an altercation at this local convenience store, stemming from the incident that occurred the night before. The three were accused by police of jumping a white man as he entered the store and stealing a shotgun from him. The two parties gave conflicting statements to police. However, two unrelated eye witnesses of the event gave statements that corresponded with that of the white male.

Myth 7: The Schoolyard Fight. The event on Dec. 4, 2006 was consistently labeled a "schoolyard fight." But witnesses described something much more horrific. Several black students, including those now known as the Jena 6, barricaded an exit to the school's gym as they lay in wait for Justin Barker to exit. (It remains unclear why Mr. Barker was specifically targeted.)

When Barker tried to leave through another exit, court testimony indicates, he was hit from behind by Mychal Bell. Multiple witnesses confirmed that Barker was immediately knocked unconscious and lay on the floor defenseless as several other black students joined together to kick and stomp him, with most of the blows striking his head. Police speculate that the motivation for the attack was related to the racially charged fights that had occurred during the previous weekend.

Myth 8: The Attack Is Linked to the Nooses. Nowhere in any of the evidence, including statements by witnesses and defendants, is there any reference to the noose incident that occurred three months prior. This was confirmed by the United States attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, Donald Washington, on numerous occasions.

Myth 9: Mychal Bell's All-White Jury. While it is true that Mychal Bell was convicted as an adult by an all-white jury in June (a conviction that was later overturned with his case sent to juvenile court), the jury selection process was completely legal and withstood an investigation by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Court officials insist that several black residents were summoned for jury duty, but did not appear.

Myth 10: Jena 6 as Model Youth. While some members were simply caught up in the moment, others had criminal records. Bell had at least four prior violent-crime arrests before the December attack, and was on probation during most of this year.

Myth 11: Jena Is One of the Most Racist Towns in America. Actually, Jena is a wonderful place to live for both whites and blacks. The media's distortion and outright lies concerning the case have given this rural Louisiana town a label it doesn't deserve.

Myth 12: Two Levels of Justice. Outside protesters were convinced that the prosecution of the Jena 6 was proof of a racially biased system of justice. But the US Justice Department's investigation found no evidence to support such a claim. In fact, the percentage of blacks and whites prosecuted matches the parish's population statistics.

These are just 12 of many myths that are portrayed as fact in the media concerning the Jena cases. (A more thorough review of all events can be found at http://www.thejenatimes.net/Chronological_Order_of-Events.pdf

As with the Duke Lacrosse case, the truth about Jena will eventually be known. But the town of Jena isn't expecting any apologies from the media. They will probably never admit their error and have already moved on to the next "big" story. Meanwhile in Jena, residents are getting back to their regular routines, where friends are friends regardless of race. Just as it has been all along. • Craig Franklin is assistant editor of The Jena Times.


16 posted on 02/07/2008 6:37:07 AM PST by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Buncha thugs should have been in jail anyway. Another person hurt because of PC ‘justice’.


17 posted on 02/07/2008 6:43:07 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: weegee
"She wasn’t “really” a serial killer, just the victim of circumstance. "

Florida Executes Woman Serial Killer

18 posted on 02/07/2008 6:56:46 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Rodney King wannabe....


19 posted on 02/07/2008 7:00:58 AM PST by vetvetdoug (Just when one thinks life is strange, it gets stranger.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

My son a goot boy. He never do nuthin like dat. Even he say he dit, he din’t dewt.


20 posted on 02/07/2008 7:01:11 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: weegee

A fine new citizen for the state of Texas. Congrats.


21 posted on 02/07/2008 7:11:34 AM PST by Augustinian monk (Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin - Romans 4:8)
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To: TornadoAlley3
The poor youth has not been exposed to the correct motivational posters is all. He's really a fine, upstanding young man trapped in the body of a thug.

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22 posted on 02/07/2008 7:11:34 AM PST by -=SoylentSquirrel=-
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23 posted on 02/07/2008 7:12:56 AM PST by -=SoylentSquirrel=-
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24 posted on 02/07/2008 7:14:33 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: TornadoAlley3

The support for the “Jena Six” shows that some black people are just deranged.


25 posted on 02/07/2008 7:24:18 AM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I’m shocked! I just can’t believe it. They are such nice boys.


26 posted on 02/07/2008 7:41:27 AM PST by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Jones said what happened really wasn't a fight. Purvis went up to the other student, "grabbed him by the collar and pushed his head on the table, talking to him," she said.
27 posted on 02/07/2008 8:00:21 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: TornadoAlley3; bmwcyle; weegee; rawcatslyentist; FreePaul; Eric in the Ozarks; Long Island Pete; ...
According to the story Purvis was told that a student had vandalized his car the night before and that was the reason for the altercation. It remains to be seen if the information he was given was true, but if it is true, and the other student really did vandalize his car, then I don't blame him.
28 posted on 02/07/2008 8:02:07 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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Wow... I sure didn't see that one coming...

I don't really need the sarcasm tag, do I?

29 posted on 02/07/2008 8:14:39 AM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Enterprise
...and the other student really did vandalize his car, then I don't blame him.

I'm sure that he wouldn't want to get any law enforcement people involved. Maybe, even after his previous troubles, he still doesn't get the idea of behaving like a civilized human being. At least this time he didn't have a gang of fellow thugs helping him.

30 posted on 02/07/2008 10:07:22 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: Enterprise

Sorry, assault is not the correct action following vandalism. Especially if you are pending trial for a previous assault that made national headlines.


31 posted on 02/07/2008 10:26:41 AM PST by bird4four4 (Behead those who suggest Islam is violent!)
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To: TornadoAlley3
I think at the time we all said that it wouldn’t be long before one of them was in court again.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0207082jena1.html

We were right.

32 posted on 02/07/2008 3:31:52 PM PST by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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