Jena 6 teen violated probation

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NEW ORLEANS - A judge ordered a black teenager back to jail, deciding the fight that put him in the national spotlight violated terms of his probation for a previous conviction, his attorney said.

Mychal Bell, who along with five other black teenagers in the so-called Jena Six case is accused of beating a white classmate, had gone to juvenile court in Jena on Thursday expecting another routine hearing, said Carol Powell Lexing, one of his attorneys.

Instead, state District Judge J.P. Mauffrey Jr. sentenced Bell to 18 months in jail on two counts of simple battery and two counts of criminal destruction of property, Lexing said.

"We are definitely going to appeal this," she said. "We'll continue to fight."

Bell had been hit with those charges before the Dec. 4 attack on classmate Justin Barker. Details on the previous charges, which were handled in juvenile court, were unclear.

Mauffrey, reached at his home Thursday night, had no comment.

"He's locked up again," Marcus Jones said of his 17-year-old son. "No bail has been set or nothing. He's a young man who's been thrown in jail again and again, and he just has to take it."

After the attack on Barker, Bell was originally charged with attempted murder, but the charges were reduced and he was convicted of battery. An appeals court threw that conviction out, saying Bell should not have been tried as an adult on that charge.

Racial tensions began rising in August 2006 in Jena after a black student sat under a tree known as a gathering spot for white students. Three white students later hung nooses from the tree. They were suspended but not prosecuted.

More than 20,000 demonstrators gathered last month in the small central Louisiana town to protest what they perceive as differences in how black and white suspects are treated. The case has drawn the attention of civil rights activists including the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

Sharpton reacted swiftly upon learning Bell was back in jail Thursday.

"We feel this was a cruel and unusual punishment and is a revenge by this judge for the Jena Six movement," said Sharpton, who helped organize the protest held Sept. 20, the day Bell was originally supposed to be sentenced.

Bell's parents were also ordered to pay all court costs and witness costs, Sharpton said.

"I don't know what we're going to do," Jones said. "I don't know how we're going to pay for any of this. I don't know how we're going to get through this."

Bell and the other five defendants have been charged in the attack on Barker, which left him unconscious and bleeding with facial injuries. According to court testimony, he was repeatedly kicked by a group of students at the high school.

Barker was treated for three hours at an emergency room but was able to attend a school function that evening, authorities have said.

Bell, Robert Bailey Jr., Carwin Jones, Bryant Purvis and Theo Shaw were all initially charged — as adults — with attempted second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit the same. A sixth defendant was charged in the case as a juvenile.

Bell, who was 16 at the time, was convicted in June of aggravated second-degree battery and conspiracy to commit that crime. LaSalle Parish prosecutor Reed Walters reduced the charges just before the trial. Since then, both of those convictions were dismissed and tossed back to juvenile court, where they now are being tried.

Charges against Bailey, 18, Jones, 19, and Shaw, 18, have been reduced to aggravated second-degree battery. Purvis, 18, has not yet been arraigned.
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18 months should have been the original punishment anyway. That seems fair for ganging up and putting a guy in the hospital. The attempted murder charge was bullshit, but this seems pretty in line. Let the kid do his time and maybe he'll learn something. Prolly not, he'll probably come out hating al white people and kill someone....but who knows?
 

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"We feel this was a cruel and unusual punishment and is a revenge by this judge for the Jena Six movement," said Sharpton
Sharpton is such a douchebag. This kid has been convicted of assault twice and second degree aggravated battery after that. Sharpton thinks he should be let go. I guess it's ok since he attacked a white person.

Bell's parents were also ordered to pay all court costs and witness costs, Sharpton said.

"I don't know what we're going to do," Jones said. "I don't know how we're going to pay for any of this. I don't know how we're going to get through this."
Why don't they use the donations from all these websites that were collecting money for the Jena Six http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=Mychal+Bell+donations&btnG=Search

Or did they buy some new spinning rims with it?
 

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The other kids were plead down to aggravated second-degree battery. Assuming he were to have gotten the same sentence, he'd still be violating his probation. Sharpton and his ilk have no legs to stand on with their argument that this is retribution for the Jena six crap.
 

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Sharpton should to take Whoopi's advice and apologize to the Duke lacrosse players. Until then, he needs to shut the fuck up about everything else.
 

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Sharpton should to take Whoopi's advice and apologize to the Duke lacrosse players. Until then, he needs to shut the fuck up about everything else.
For real. I love how Sharpton makes it seem like the Rutgers girls lives are ruined being called ho's, yet for some reason its ok for the Duke guys to be branded rapists. Like that stigma isnt going to have any effect on their lifes. I guess in his world its more damaging to be called a ho,then to be called a rapist.


I hate Al Sharpton with every fiber in my body.
 

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"We feel this was a cruel and unusual punishment and is a revenge by this judge for the Jena Six movement," said Sharpton, who helped organize the protest held Sept. 20, the day Bell was originally supposed to be sentenced.
so hes above probation laws now?

i wonder. months, years from now, when this savage gets into another fight and kills someone. then they look at his criminal history. multiple assaults, probation violation and wonder why he wasnt locked up for all his past crimes. then realizing it was the one of the jana 6 animals. will sharpton be tried as an accessory?
 

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Sharpton is such a douchebag. This kid has been convicted of assault twice and second degree aggravated battery after that. Sharpton thinks he should be let go. I guess it's ok since he attacked a white person.

No silly, Sharpton is merely saying that blacks should only get 3/5th's of the sentence handed down to a white person for the same crime.:action-sm
 

Treat_Yourself

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No silly, Sharpton is merely saying that blacks should only get 3/5th's of the sentence handed down to a white person for the same crime.:action-sm
Kind of makes sense. After all, weren't they originally considered 3/5ths of a person under the US constitution?