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Oct 12th 2007

One of Jena 6 is back in jail

Count me among the underwhelmed: At least one of the Jena 6 is a low-life thug.

A judge decided the fight that thrust a teenager into the center of a civil rights controversy violated his probation for a previous conviction and ordered the boy back to jail, the teen’s attorney said.

…state District Judge J.P. Mauffrey Jr. sentenced Bell to 18 months in jail on two counts of simple battery and two counts of criminal destruction of property, Lexing said.

Oh, the injustice! Let’s flock to Jena to protest the treatment of this common criminal.

Then there is this beauty from the kid’s dad:

“He’s locked up again,” Marcus Jones said of his 17-year-old son. “No bail has been set or nothing. He’s a young man who’s been thrown in jail again and again, and he just has to take it.”

Well, yeah, jail is where we as a society have decided that bad seeds, like your son, get to go when they can’t live peacefully with the rest of us.

Of course, Al Sharpton is outraged.

“We feel this was a cruel and unusual punishment and is a revenge by this judge for the Jena Six movement,” said Sharpton, who helped organize the protest held Sept. 20, the day Bell was originally supposed to be sentenced.

Bell’s parents were also ordered to pay all court costs and witness costs, Sharpton said.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do,” Jones said. “I don’t know how we’re going to pay for any of this. I don’t know how we’re going to get through this.”

What’s that fable/fairy tale about paying the piper?

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