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Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by hotpinkurinalmint
Forgive me for my ignorance, I agree, the black kids have broken a law and should be treat accordingly.
Is there no Louisiana State Law or Federal Law that is similar to the British Law of "Incitement to ethnic or racial hatred"?
If so then surely the white kid has broken this law and should be treat accordingly.
If there is no such law then....
Originally posted by NellahB
The attempted murder charge was a bit much. .
Racial slurs are not a crime in the US. If they were, Al Sharpton would be locked up for the rest of his life.
Originally posted by justanothergangster
the thang that is the problem is that what the white kids did was directly aimed at those black students making it a hate crime they could have hung nooses anywhere but sense they can trace it to being directly aimed at the kids who sat at the "whites only" tree it was a hate crime and wasnt treated as such then those kids are charged with attempted murder assault with a deadly weapon when in normal circumstances they would have been charged with propably assault and battery MAYBE assault with a deadly weapon but normally your shoes arent seen as deadly weapons but today those protesters acctually had a huge victory there going to charge michael as a juvenile instead of hitting him with a youthful offender charge and trying him as a adult which is good enough for me as far as justice goes cause they should be charged but since they didnt charge those white kids with anything when they were obviously making a VERY serious threat by hanging NOOSES and no there is no law against being a neo nazi or anything like that but a racially motivated crime is a hate crime...the thing that gets me the most is that the white kid that got jumped was in the hospital for less then a day i saw pictures of him there was no way any of his injuries were life threatening ive been beaten up pretty bad and even though my injuries werent life threatening i was still in the hospital for several days
Originally posted by bg_socalif
The deal with the Jena 6 is that the prosecutor was going to try them in adult court, instead of juvenile court. That along with the noose incident is what incited all the protests.
Now the prosecutor is going to try them as juveniles for the assault on the white student. The one kid, Michael Bell who had been tried as an adult and was in jail, was released on bail, and will be tried as a juvenile.
That's how i understood how things went.