"Jena 6" Sued!… Victim Wants Beatdown Booty
Maybe Al Sharpton will hold a collection drive???
This photo released by the LaSalle Parish District Attorney’s Office shows the victim Justin Barker in the hospital after he was beaten unconscious on Dec. 4, 2006 in Jena, La by six black students. Barker, who was cold-cocked unconscious, was treated and later released from the hospital. (Sweetness and Light and AP)
The other less known victim of the Jena 6 attack is suing the 7 young men who cold-cocked him and beat him unconscious. The 7 men repeatedly kicked and stomped on the unconscious Justin Barker until another student arrived to stop them.
Drudge Report and USA Today reported:
The family of a white student allegedly beaten by six black classmates in rural Louisiana has filed a civil lawsuit against the teens’ parents, the adult teens, an additional student and the local school board.
One teen, Mychal Bell, pleaded guilty to battery in juvenile court on Monday in the attack. Five other teens face criminal charges in the case and are awaiting court appearances.
Justin Barker, 18, and his parents, David and Kelli, allege in the suit that seven Jena High School students attacked Justin on Dec. 4, 2006, as he left the school gym.
The suit names the attackers as the “Jena Six” students — Bell, Bryant Purvis, Robert Bailey Jr., Carwin Jones, Theo Shaw and a juvenile — as well as a second juvenile.
Law enforcement officials have not named the second juvenile as one of the attackers.
“Petitioners show that Justin was singled out by Mychal, Bryant, Robert, Carwin, Theodore (and the two juveniles), and that the malicious and willful attack of Justin was of such extreme nature so as to require emergency medical care and treatment for the harm inflicted by the attack, and resulting in extensive and permanently disabling injuries,” the lawsuit states.
Barker was hit by Bell, knocked unconscious and then repeatedly kicked and stomped by a group of students, according to testimony and court documents.
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