They were known as jena six: a group of black high school students who faced attempted murder charges for assaulting a white classmate among the accused was theo shaw who is now entering law school on a full scholarship, the times-picayune reports shaw, 21, will attend the university of washington. Black leaders blast justice system in jena while many locals resent town's racist portrayal in the media. Eight months after the protests, justice still awaits the jena six eight months after 40,000 people converged on jena, louisiana, justice still awaits the six young men whose cases inspired one of the biggest civil rights marches in recent historythis friday, special judge thomas yeager will consider a motion made on behalf of the jena 6 to.
Do justice love mercy walk humbly read an encouraging word from former jena 6 defendant theo shaw, from jena 6 to law school the jena 6 and justin barker are now free to move ahead with their lives. Jena six defendant talks about marshall coulter theodore show, one of the so-called jena 6, now counsels juvenile offenders as part of his job with the southern poverty law center. The jena six are five, black teenage civil rights activists from the backwater, hick town of jena, louisiana after beating the crap out of a white boy with a penchant for trees, the local district attorney decided to lower the banhammer on the six boys for great justice and charged them all with attempted murder.
An excuse for the greatest perpetrators of civil rights and racist to rally behind a group of six people, albeit criminals to further their goals of gaining more free government handouts, sympathy, and destroying freedom by instituting mandatory politically correct behavior and speech. The latest tweets from jena (@jenafrumes) •actress🎭 •believer •biker •lover •hard worker ️ business- [email protected] . Watch dr phil - season 6, episode 15 - the jena 6:.
Jena six - find news stories, facts, pictures and video about jena six - page 1 | newser. Bryant purvis, a former member of the jena 6, recently spoke about his book my story as a jena 6 and the school yard fight that changed his life. Now shaw is headed to law school — with a full ride from the university of washington the jena six were initially charged with attempted second-degree murder for beating a student who had to go to the emergency room but who later attended a school event that same night becoming a symbol for. This small louisiana town doesn't look much different than it did five years ago: the same small businesses open their doors six days a week, except for sundays, when most people head to jena's many churches.
Whereas, the american federation of teachers executive council in october 2007 passed a resolution, denouncing racism surrounding events in jena, la, which stated, in part, that the aft has long been committed to the principle of true equality for all people, without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, or national. Chicago, il -- us senator barack obama released the following statement today on the jena 6 rally today i stand with those who stand for justice in jena the thousands of americans from every race and region who have descended on this small louisiana town carry forth the legacy of all those who. Directed by kouross esmaeli, rick rowley, jacqueline soohen with mumia abu-jamal in a small town in louisiana, six families are fighting for their sons' lives two nooses are left as a warning to black students trying to integrate their playground, fights break out across town, a white man pulls a shotgun on black students, someone burns down.
Jena 6, five years later after what many have considered a modern case of racial injustice, all parties simply want to move on. As a member of the “jena 6,” theo shaw was imprisoned for seven months without adequate legal counsel now, shaw is emerging as a vocal opponent to a proposal to inject another $35 million into the juvenile detention system. A little background for those that do not know, the jena 6 are six black students who face the possibility of going to prison for very long time, all because of a schoolyard fight.
Washington post national reporter darryl fears was online wednesday, sept 20 at 3 pm et to discuss the huge demonstrations in jena, la, to fight what protestors say are excessive criminal charges against six black teenagers involved in a schoolyard brawl. Jena, la — thousands of chanting demonstrators filled the streets of this little louisiana town thursday in support of six black teenagers initially charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate the crowd broke into chants of “free the jena six” as the rev al sharpton. Summary of the jena six case by discover the networks 2007 jena, louisiana is a mostly white town of approximately 3,000 people on august 30, 2006, jena's local high school held a back-to-school assembly for its male students only, where the boys were briefed on such matters as basic school rules and dress codes.Get file