Thursday, September 20, 2007

30,000+ people decending on Jena! Thats some powerful shit, good to see. But don't forget, as we protest for the Jena 6 to get treated fairly in court, remember that [good] laywers cost money. We can help the Jena 6 by donating money to their defense fund. You can donate through PayPal, in denominations of $50.

Also, continue to stay abreast of whats going on in this case because it probably will not be ending anytime soon. Mychal Bell is still sitting in jail. One, because his family didn't have the money to post the 90,000 bail, eventhough his 22-year sentencing was overturned a couple of weeks ago. The court system is also keeping him because he has 4 juvenile offenses, eventhough his is now an adult and being tried as such. Its similar to how they are treating Genarlow Wilson, so stay tuned.

The other 5, Robert Bailey Jr., Carwin Jones, Bryant Purvis, Theo Shaw and Jesse Ray Beard were able to post their bonds. All of their charges have been demoted from attempted murder, however they are still awaiting to be sentenced. The sentencing dates keep getting changed, so please stay aware, we may have some more marching and donating to do. Last I heard, they are supposed to be getting sentenced in November, DONT QUOTE ME ON THAT...find out for yourself. And stay aware of how Purvis gets treated too. His file is sealed because his is still a juvenile.

I will try my best to stay informed on this case and cases like it. I urge you to do the same. Marching is great, but INFORMATION is the best weapon we have.

Speaking of info, UHURU SASA is FREEDOM NOW in Swahili. Shout out to Mr. Soul.

1 comment:

Hashim said...

That number is powerful! Thanks for keeping folks up to date.

I wonder how this will be covered in Vibe, XXL, and The Source, if at all.