Friday, July 27, 2007
Louisiana's "Jena Six"
In a Press Release, the Green Party calls for an end to anti-black and anti-latino bias in the prison and judicial systems. The press release focuses on the case of the "Jena Six",, a group of black youth who were arrested after a fight broke out at their school. Apparently they took offense at three nooses hung in the school yard. Things escalated from there. Facing up to 100 years in prison, these six defendants are the only people being prosecuted, even though white youth were also involved in the fighting.