Sunday, September 23, 2007

Bell Denied Bond, Neo Nazi Group Targets Families Of The Jena Six

By the Too Sense AfroSpear Blog

Friday, September 21, 2007

The judge today denied Mychal Bell bond, citing previous battery charges.

Mychal Bell, the sole defendant who remains behind bars from the group of teens known as the "Jena 6," will not be released Friday, a court decided.

Bell, 17, has been in jail since his arrest more than nine months ago.

It was not immediately clear what happened in court Friday, where Bell's attorneys had planned to push for his release.

"It is our understanding that the judge refused to give bond or bail to Mychal Bell today," the Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights activist who traveled to Jena for Thursday's rally, said in a written statement.

A source inside the court said the issue of bond was not discussed at the hearing. Attorneys did not immediately comment. The proceedings, involving a juvenile, are not open to media.

In addition, a Neo-Nazi group has published online the home addresses of the families of the Jena Six, along with a threat. The FBI is investigating.

Also on Friday, the FBI said it was looking into an online posting by a neo-Nazi white supremacist group that published the home addresses of all six of the African-American teenagers, as well as the phone numbers of some. The group said on its Web site it is calling on followers to "let them know justice is coming."
I wonder who gave them that information. It couldn't have been someone who lives in Jena could it? No one is racist in Jena or has any connections to white supremacist groups, that's simply an invention of the media.

This is still so far from over.

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