Sunday, July 29, 2007

An Ongoing Travesty - Free the Jena 6

From the Afrosphere's Eddie G. Griffin we learn Mychal Bell, the first of the Jena 6 defendants, is scheduled to be sentenced on July 31, 2007, and that a rally in his support is planned on the steps of the Jena courthouse.

The whole episode in Jena, LA is shameful and no rational, thinking person who reads all of the details can reasonably defend such judicial behavior in this day and age.

The one good thing that has come about as a result of this whole episode, and unfortunately the many others like it that, has been the way the Afrosphere has brought this issue to the attention of America and the world, and galvanized the people for direct action in opposition to this travesty.

I wish I could be at the rally on July 31st but unfortunately can't do it at this time. But I'm sure the good people of Jena will prolong this injustice into the foreseeable future and I'll be able to head over at the next available opportunity.

If you can go, do. At least sign the petition. These folks aren't going to do right unless they are forced to by unrelenting pressure from the community. So please click on the image for numbers of caravan organizers in your area.

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