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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Jena 6 - UPDATE

Trouble in Jena

Hat Tips: By Howard Witt, Chicago Tribune senior correspondent
Francis L. Holland for the links



Racial demons rear heads

The trouble in Jena started with the nooses. Then it rumbled along the town's jagged racial fault lines. Finally, it exploded into months of violence between blacks and whites.

Charge reduced in 'Jena 6' case

The district attorney prosecuting a racially charged beating case in the small Louisiana town of Jena abruptly reduced attempted-murder charges Monday against a black high school student accused of attacking a white student, drawing cautious praise from civil rights leaders who contend the charges were excessive and part of a pattern of uneven justice in the town.

Louisiana teen guilty in school beating case

An all-white jury in the central Louisiana town of Jena swiftly convicted a black teenager Thursday for attacking a white student in an incident that capped months of racial unrest and attracted the scrutiny of civil rights leaders concerned about the application of justice in the town.

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