Thursday, September 27, 2007

What They Don’t Want You To Know About The Jena 6 Case

What They Don’t Want You To Know About The Jena 6 Case
By John Hawkins

In either case, there are other scrapes that members of the Jena 6 got into that haven't been widely discussed, likely because they paint a very different, very unflattering picture of the people involved. Once again, here's local pastor Eddie Thompson:

"The “Jena 6” have repeatedly been held up as heroes by much of the race-based community and called “innocent students” by the national media. Some of these students have reputations in Jena for intimidating and sometimes beating other students. They have vandalized and destroyed both school property and community property.

Some of the Jena 6 have been involved in crimes not only in LaSalle Parish but also in surrounding parishes. For the most part, coaches and other adults have prevented them from being held accountable for the reign of terror they have presided over in Jena. Despite intervention by adults wanting to give them chances due to their athletic potential, most of the Jena 6 have extensive juvenile records. Yet their parents keep insisting that their children have never been in trouble before.

These boys did not receive prejudicial treatment but received preferential treatment until things got out of hand."

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http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/JohnHawkins/2007/09/28/what_they_don%e2%80%99t_want_you_to_know_about_the_jena_6_case

5 Comments:

Blogger The Merry Widow said...

And where was Bell's father through all of his son's growing up years? No where in sight! But Bell get's charged and he has the gall to stroll back in with ministers and claim that he will take charge of his son, so he can be released to this absentee father's 'care'!
RIGHT!
That 'boy' needed his father from infancy, so charge the father with dereliction of parenting? And all the coaches and teachers should be charged with dereliction of duty!
But no, he was a football star, so he was allowed to run rampant and undisciplined, what would he have ended up like if he had stayed out of trouble? O.J. Simpson? Michael Vick? Undisciplined and unaccountable, our 'sports system' is encouraging thuggish, selfish behavior! Whatever happened to a swat on the fanny?

tmw

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks DONAL for posting this. As with any cause that the Reverand Al Sharpton takes up, the TRUTH tends to get in the way.

Do you wanna know how you tell that this was a drive-by media cause? This story was ALL OVER the news for 3-5 days and then faded. Too many reporters started to get the REAL details and decided to drop it instead of doing their jobs and reporting the "inconveient truth."

Morgan

3:57 AM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

Duh! Since when does beating up a kid make you a hero and community role model?

7:04 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Only if the nitwit deserves it, like a bully! Then a few bruises and a black eye causes them to treat you with respect.
But THAT isn't allowed...but knock some poor schmuck out and kick and stomp on him? Bullies do THAT!

tmw

7:29 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Well, WE sure got those swats ourselves! Sissy was virtually an only child, so she was the 'good kid' of the batch. My brother and I being 'second family' almost were close enough together in age to raise plenty of hell that got straightened out, from time to time...

8:19 AM  

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