Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Victim In "Jena Six" Beating Files Suit

Victim In "Jena Six" Beating Files Suit, Lawsuit In Racially Charged Beating Case Alleges School Did Not Adequately Supervise Students - CBS News
The family of Justin Barker, the victim in the "Jena Six" racial beating case in Louisiana, has filed a civil lawsuit against the local school board, the parents of the six young men accused of beating him and the adult members among the six.
David and Kelli Barker and their son allege that seven Jena High School students attacked Justin on Dec. 4, 2006, as he walked out of the school's gym.

The suit names the attackers as Mychal Bell, Jesse Beard, Theo Shaw, Bryant Purvis, Carwin Jones and Robert Bailey Jr., as well as a seventh student who has not been officially named by law enforcement as a part of the attack.

The lawsuit alleges that school employees were not adequately supervising students or maintaining discipline.

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1 Comment:

DMartyr said...


I still don't understand how some can excuse the beating the "Jena Six" committed on an innocent person just because someone else hung a noose on a tree.

And how do these two crimes even compare? One is an assault on sensibilities and the other is a physical attack.

We must use care on this slippery slope. The whole situation brings to mind the Sharia in which people can be punished far worse for insulting Islam than those punished for murder.