All the big Democratic Party politicians are lining up to condemn the “injustice” in Jena. I feel like I’ve gone back in time to the Seventies.
The injustice was that the prosecutor was tough on crime and pursued attempted murder charges when a group of six black boys kicked another boy (who was white) on the ground until he was unconscious. The victim was guilty of the crime of having “dissed” one of the offenders. This particular incident was the culmination of many weeks of racial tension in the town after the group of thugs–which included one with a lengthy criminal record–sat under a tree at the local high school that was traditionally a white hangout on campus. The local rednecks responded by hanging some nooses from the tree as an obvious threat. Now this stuff is all real redneck and foreign to me. I don’t like provocative racists, and I don’t like thuggish crooks.
But I don’t understand why when the crime in question was so violent and brutal, and one of the accused had a prior record, and we can be certain this will someday blow up in everyone’s faces when one of these obviously violent “youths” gets a murder or armed robbery rap, that so many people are earnestly showing their support as if these guys were wrongly accused or something? They’re guilty at the very least of aggravated battery and deserve to do a few years in the penitentiary.
Well, on second thought, I do know the reason: to describe these criminals as the victims fits the liberal script.