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September 28, 2007

2007.09.28: Justice for the Jena 6 meeting next Wed.

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 10:14 am

From: Lucy Herschel
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 10:14 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Justice for the Jena 6 meeting next Wed.

Free the Jena 6 Forum & Fundraiser

Featuring:  Yusef Salaam, who was exonerated in the Central Park jogger case

Wednesday, October 3rd, 7pm, Hunter College, 68th St. & Lexington, Thomas Hunter Bldg, Rm. 105 For more info: or call 646-452-8662

Last fall, black students at a school in Jena, LA dared to sit under a tree which had been informally designated the “white” tree. White students retaliated by putting 3 nooses in the tree, and later a white student pulled a shotgun on three black students off campus; no criminal charges have been brought against any white students at any point.  When a another subsequent fight ensued between white & black students, the black students were charged with 2d-degree attempted murder – for a school fight – and originally faced 22 years in prison.   And while one was just recently exonerated, the legal battle continues as charges are anticipated to be re-filed in juvenile court.  Come out to this forum to help voice your support in fighting the re-emergence of Jim Crow justice.

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