Saturday, September 22, 2007
more on the Jena Six
The best summary yet I've found in the news on the Jena story is here.
Bottom line-- it's complicated, its mostly not about race, and the facts as the media constantly presents them are mostly wrong.
This is Justin Barker on the day of his injuries. Looks bad but not like attempted murder by kicking. It does raise doubts about the seriousness of the charges against Mychal Bell.
Then again, Bell is not the fresh daisy he has been portrayed in the media; he's had several recent charges of various violent acts, and it is traditional to make charges more serious as the count of such incidents increases.
Read the linked story and marvel at the number of 'facts' the media has presented over the past several days, all wrong wrong wrong.