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Modern day lynching, this could be you.

Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360 there was a report that reminded me all too much of similar things that have happened in NC over the past few years. Six young men face life in prison after a schoolyard fight. How does one get life in jail for a fight? Well when your black in rural Louisiana and you stage a protest under a tree that only whites are allowed to sit under this could happen to you. How can you prosecute hate crimes when juries will still do things like this?

here is the article on 360 blog;

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/blog/2007/09/jena-6-case-inflames-racial-tensions.html

and here are the first articles on Left Turn;

http://www.leftturn.org/?q=node/726

http://www.leftturn.org/?q=node/747

also;

http://www.blackperspective.net/index.php/new-strategy-on-the-jena-six

http://hellonegro.wordpress.com/2007/08/21/the-jena-6-need-your-support-racism-in-small-town-la/

and;

http://www.freethejena6.org/