Mychal Bell Re-incarcerated
Cross-posted from Brave New Films Blog.
(h/t to Too Sense)
Just when you thought things might die down a little bit here, Mychal Bell, one of the Jena 6, the one who was cleared of adult charges and freed from jail following the rally in September, Bell has been sent back to jail.
While I think this is interestingly timed agree with Sharpton that [probably most of] the motivation behind this is likely in "revenge by this judge for the Jena Six movement," it does appear that at the end of the day his probation was indeed violated. That being the case, I can't get too mad; at least it's not an adult sentence. Now, why they tried to go for Bell's jugular instead of pursuing a more logical route is beyond most thinking, non-racist peoples' cognition.
I'm sick of consistent acts of justice being sprinkled with random acts of justice in this country. The promise of America is fairness, and fairness should be consistent. If it was, we wouldn't have ever had a Jena 6.
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