What They Don’t Want You To Know About The Jena 6 CaseBy 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."