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Last Of Jena 6 pleads not guilty

Bryant Purvis pleaded not guilty in Jena, Louisiana. His charge was second degree aggravated battery and conspiracy. I find it interesting that Purvis and his family have moved to Texas. ——- From NYT: The last of the so-called Jena Six to be arraigned in the beating of a white high school student pleaded not guilty Wednesday to reduced charges of battery and conspiracy. The trial for Bryant Purvis, 18, was set for March. Purvis had initially been charged with attempted second-degree murder, but in a brief court hearing that charge was reduced to charges of second degree-aggravated battery and conspiracy. If

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BET and the Jena 6

For a nanosecond, I do agree with Tucker.  The Jena 6 are not heroes or celebrities.  On the other hand, anyone who can stand up to the injustice should be honored. As usual,  the press has condensed the whole Jena 6 incident into the beating up of a White teenager.  If you just focus on the one incident then it is hard to see what folks are upset over.  On the other hand, if you look at the whole thing, the incident comes into focus.  I’m not saying that fighting is the answer.  I’m not saying that beating up a White

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Jena 6 "re-enactment"

A group of White Louisiana college students smear mud on themselves and and then try to reenact the Black students beating up a White student.  The person who filmed this  can barely control her laughter.  May be it is just me but I don’t find it all that funny. The best part is that these knuckleheads actually posted this on their Facebook page.  Only later when they were getting undesirable comments did they decide to take down the movie and the associated pictures.  (more…)

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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