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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:29 PM
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The Mayor of Jena praised the “efforts of pro-white” groups.
HOUSTON - No sooner did tens of thousands of African-American demonstrators depart the racially tense town of Jena, La., last week after protesting perceived injustices than white supremacists flooded in behind them.

First a neo-Nazi Web site posted the names, addresses and phone numbers of some of the six black teenagers and their families at the center of the Jena 6 case and urged followers to find them and "drag them out of the house," prompting an investigation by the FBI.

Then the leader of a white supremacist group in Mississippi published interviews that he conducted with the mayor of Jena and the white teenager who was attacked and beaten, allegedly by the six black youths. In those interviews, the mayor, Murphy McMillin, praised efforts by pro-white groups to organize counterdemonstrations; the teenager, Justin Barker, urged white readers to "realize what is going on, speak up and speak their mind."

Over the weekend, white extremist Web sites and blogs across the Internet filled with invective about the Jena 6 case, which has drawn scrutiny from civil rights leaders, three leading Democratic presidential candidates and hundreds of African-American Internet bloggers. They are concerned about allegations that blacks have been treated more harshly than whites in the criminal justice system of the town of 3,000, which is 85 percent white.

more at:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-jena...
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:30 PM
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1. I'd be interested to know just what they think is "going on" n/t
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:31 PM
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2. Yes, we certainly need "pro-white" groups, them being persecuted and all.
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:32 PM
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3. I'm glad this is finally getting some media attention
These people, what they've done and their attitude, need to be exposed. Everyone needs to see what is happening there. It's way beyond disgraceful.
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:50 PM
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9. good point. But it still pisses me off. n/t
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:37 PM
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4. The real bad guy in this whole fiasco is the district attorney Reed Walters
Typical opportunistic racist asshole looking for an easy win.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:47 PM
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7. watch him run for guvner or sentor
or even congristcritter.
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:39 PM
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5. Unbelievable.
The Jena situation cast harsh light on a pattern of obvious white privilege in the town, and some "people" will go to any lengths to preserve that privilege. The mayor should have his remarks published (and criticized) in every paper and on every blog, so that the whole country can understand what institutionalized racism looks like and what kind of damage it does.

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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:42 PM
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6. What's the point in having another civil war?
It appear that is the direction we're headed. But not because of our
actions.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:49 PM
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8. why is they guy still the mayor? Time to look into his background.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:50 PM
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10. lol! It's STANDARD.
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TheUniverse Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:51 PM
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11. Well in a state where the majority of the white people once voted for David Duke
This is hardly surprising.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 09:28 PM
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12. I pity the poor rational people stuck in Jesusland. They're nuts down there. nt
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 09:36 PM
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13. The scary thing is, knowing someone's name and approximate
Edited on Mon Sep-24-07 09:38 PM by lizzy
location, using an internet search site, anyone can usually find out where that person lives, their phone number, etc. And if you pay money, you can find out a whole lot more.
All you need is a name.

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 09:44 PM
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14. Not surprising.
I have relatives in Lousiana. Not shocking at all. :(
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 10:22 PM
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15. K&R
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 10:25 PM
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16. Google "Murphy McMillin Louisiana"
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 10:48 PM
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17. k&r
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 10:54 PM
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18. K&R
:kick:
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