June 25, 2009

Jena 6 Plea Deal

Drumbeats from Color of Change tell us that the remaining five Jena 6 defendants will likely be entering into a plea deal where they plead guilty to greatly reduced charges. Villagers may recall that the local district attorney originally wanted to put each of these youngsters in jail for up to 22 years for the schoolyard fight.

This American tragedy may be coming to an end in the next few days.

What are you lasting memories of the Jena 6 saga?


Shawn said...

Two: Witnessing the March in Jena, and learning that Mychal Bell had shot himself.

Villager said...

Shawn - As I recall you went national with your CNN appearance re: Jena 6. Nice to see how you leveraged that effort into your current building of a nonprofit. You are my blogging hero!