I missed reading the Facebook invite to a group on the Jena 6 for a long time. I wish I had read about them earlier. I know I have been seeing things about them on the news, but haven’t read the articles. I am now quite concerned that a highschool student could loose 22 years of life to prison for a fight, (wrong though it be to fight), or that even though the first and only student tried has had his conviction over turned, the student still sits in jail…..
While violence is an offence, the length of sentencing was heinous and over done. And there is a lot of shadiness in the politico/justice system of LA, in which the DA has even sued the ACLU of LA to keep them from access to normaly accessible records of arrests and convictions.