Jena Six: Judiciary Committee Hearing Transcript

Bump and Update: Here's the hearing transcript (pdf.)


The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday about the Jena 6 case.

Al Sharpton again called for more hate-crime laws. That's not the issue. Nor is the issue whether the "noose incident" justified the beating of a white student.

The issue is whether the Jena 6 defendants were treated more harshly because they are black.

That question still begs an answer.

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    Indeed. (none / 0) (#1)
    by Gabriel Malor on Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 01:59:21 AM EST
    Anyone who thinks that the House Judiciary Committee is going to solve this problem, please raise your hand. . . Anyone?

    As I wrote earlier today (external link), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's antics are likely to increase race tensions and cause whites and blacks in Jena to distrust and hate each other even more.

    She encourages black victim culture and her treatment of US Attorney Donald Washington at the hearing was disgraceful.

    Spin City (none / 0) (#2)
    by diogenes on Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 12:43:52 PM EST
    Or is it that white defendents were treated LESS harshly because they were white and that the Jena 6 got what they deserved?

    Whats the difference?.... (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 01:12:57 PM EST
    Either way justice was not blind, and there was no equality under the law.  Thats the issue.

    Reasonable people can disagree as to whether a punishment is too harsh or lenient.