Opinion Magazine (Editorial Writers Club) : Forum : The Jena 6

The Jena 6

16 Years Ago

This is a bulletin that was posted by one of my friends from myspace. He wanted me to help get the word out. If you have any questions, he can be reached at

Please Post this Bulletin and let your friends know: The national media must put this story out. The Micheal Vick story is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is going on right now in Jena La. You can link through YOUTUBE to see the news report off of Demoracy now. It is a SHAME that this is not on the national news. This is part 1
also this is the report from TV8 out of Monroe LA. You can sign a petition also at the last link.

Last fall, when two Black high school students sat under the "white" tree on their campus, white students responded by hanging nooses from the tree. When Black students protested the light punishment for the students who hung the nooses, District Attorney Reed Walters came to the school and told the students he could "take [their] lives away with a stroke of [his] pen."

Racial tension continued to mount in Jena, and the District Attorney did nothing in response to several egregious cases of violence and threats against black students. But when a white student--who had been a vocal supporter of the students who hung the nooses--taunted a black student, allegedly called several black students "n****r", and was beaten up by black students, six black students were charged with second-degree attempted murder. Last month, the first young man to be tried, Mychal Bell, was convicted. Later this month, he will be sentenced to up to 22 years in prison for a school fight.

Go to this site to sign the petition.