Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Conyers - Sharpton Eye Jena 6 Probe

Conyers - Sharpton Eye Jena 6 Probe
By Eric Pfeiffer

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., appearing with the Rev. Al Sharpton by his side, said he will convene hearings to investigate the handling of the Jena 6 case and prosecutions of blacks nationwide.

"We're trying to put together an understanding of how we can present this to the American people," said Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, describing what he called a "miscarriage of justice" and the "circumstances of segregation that have been part of our legal system."

During a Capitol Hill press conference, Mr. Conyers, other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the family of one of the six black teens from Jena, La., charged with beating a white student said the blacks were dealt with too severely.

"If you can't understand Jena, you can't understand us. We are in jail because of who we are, not what we are," said Mr. Sharpton, who last week led a major protest in the town.
Martin Luther King III said the Jena 6 story could be used for good.



Anonymous bobcat said...

I LOVE your Monopoly card graphic!

When will black people ever stop this chicanery?

10:50 AM  
Anonymous tom said...

it's just one hustle after another...

11:49 AM  
Anonymous marshallmn said...

Until black people decide to give up this dependence on white people - and that's what it is - they will always be slaves in their minds'.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you marshallmn, however I don't know if ''dependence'' is quite the right word, well, yes dependence of a sort, more like racial extortion perhaps. Would you agree? J'Mac.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

No, Bobcat, they will never give up their Monopoly cards! The minute I see the "race card," I turn off and go the other way.

J'Mac, I think that you've got it right..."racial extortion" is the perfect phrase for this phenomena.

7:42 PM  

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