Back to Jena: Update – it ain’t over

Based on the latest reports, I think that everyone needs to head back to Jena and set up court. And/or, start making the demand for justice at every level of government. And/or make a donation. (I think that if you didn’t go to Jena, but you send a check to the defense fund, it is kind of like [but even a smidge better than] being an armchair quarterback.)

I found donation information at the NAACP web-site, where they have several ways to support the Jena 6 Students and their families directly or indirectly:

You may donate to the families directly by contributing to the Jena 6 Defense Fund. Mail donations to: Jena 6 Defense Committee, P. O. Box 2798, Jena, LA 71342.

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Here is the latest from the AP:

Sep 21, 6:20 PM EDT
Judge Denies Request to Free Jena Teen

JENA, La. (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a request to release a teenager whose arrest in the beating of a white classmate sparked this week’s civil rights protest in Louisiana. Mychal Bell’s request to be freed while an appeal is being reviewed was rejected at a juvenile court hearing, effectively denying him any chance at immediate bail, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because juvenile court proceedings are closed.

Earlier, Bell’s mother emerged from the hearing in tears, refusing to comment… (click here for full story)

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