Sweet!… Beating White Boys to Near Death Is Misdemeanor
Look our Whitey!
It’s open season… Cold-cock a white kid and beat him unconscious- and you walk with a misdemeanor!
This photo released by the LaSalle Parish District Attorney’s Office shows the real 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)
A black teenager whose prosecution in the beating of a white classmate led to one of the largest civil rights protests in years is close to a deal that would allow him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and avoid a second trial, his attorney said.
Mychal Bell, 17, could enter the plea as early as Monday, said attorney Carol Powell Lexing. He has been charged with aggravated second-degree battery and conspiracy.
“We were prepared to go forward with the trial, but you have to do what’s best for the client,” Lexing said Sunday.
LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed Walters did not return a call Sunday evening requesting comment.
Bell, who is black, is scheduled to go to trial Thursday on the felony charges for his suspected role in an attack on Justin Barker, a white student at Jena High School in central Louisiana.
Barker spent several hours in the emergency room after the attack but was discharged and attended a school event the night after the attack, which occurred about a year ago.
Bell was originally charged as an adult with attempted murder. That charge was reduced before a jury convicted him in June of aggravated second-degree battery. In September, that verdict was thrown out by an appeals court that said Bell should be tried as a juvenile.
SWEET!… Nothing better than busting a white boys head and getting off on a misdemeanor!
Justice Is Served.
Bryant Purvis and Carwin Jones of The ‘Jena 6′ having a cool time at the BET Awards. (S&L)
UPDATE: The Chicago Tribune has more on the plea deal for Mychal Bell.