In case you have forgotten the history of the Democrat Party and the KKK, here’s your reminder.
I’ve had some people contest that the long history of the Democrat party isn’t so true today, but I knew better. I knew there were more examples in recent history and from time to time, I’ll point more examples out.
The Jena six are being unfairly punished by those mean Republicans, or so you thought. We have all heard how this small town in Louisiana is racist, and of course it’s a racist town because they voted for David Duke and *gasp* George Bush. That’s enough to prove that the town is Republican, correct?
But why is the press ignoring the party of some of the key players in this case? I thought it was interesting that we are reminded time and time again that this is George Bush country and, oh by the way, voted for David Duke the same year Duke helped Edwin Edwards return to the Governor’s mansion by switching parties and becoming a Republican.
I found it curious why the major media wasn’t telling us that this guy is a Republican. Surely the liberal MSM would make it a point to do so if he was, right? I mean, we already know this has to be Republicans doing this, right?
Maybe, so I did my research, after all, this town doesn’t send Republicans to the state legislature… nor does it elect a Republican as D.A.’s, after all Reed Walters was elected as and continues to be a Democrat. Reed Walters also heaped praise on Speedy O. Long at his funeral, and oops, did I mention Speedy was one of them thar segregationist Democrats? That’s the beauty of being a Democrat, you can praise a racist segregationist and NOT have to apologize for it.
Of course Jena voted Kathleen Blanco(D) and not for Boby Jindal (R).
But let’s look at the leaders of this city, since we already know that the D.A. is a Democrat, what is the School board?
District 1 – W. O. Poole (D)
District 2 – Howard “Coach” McCarty, (D)
District 3 – Unknown
District 4 – Eli Cooper, (R)
District 5 – Billy Fowler, (N)
District 6 – Alvin J. “Buddy” Bethard, Jr., (D)
District 7 – Walter Creel, (D)
District 8 – Dolan Pendarvis, (R)
The city council is ran by Republicans, but it was mostly Republicans that ran for city council. Both Democrats that ran, won. For the 9/30/06 election results, click here. Keep in mind, whenever you hear how this is Bush-Duke Country, remember, it’s home to a lot of Democrats as well.
Now am I trying to justify anything here? No. Do I think the Jena 6 are being mis-charged? Yes. Do I think they should get off? No. Do I think the charges should be reduced? Yes. Should there be a change of venue? Yes.
Let’s keep in mind, that while they don’t deserve to be charged with attempted murder, this wasn’t just some brawl where six blacks where charged and six whites got off. This is a case where six people beating up one person. In all fairness, that doesn’t have the safety Justin Barker in mind. So while some of you think that I’m in the wrong, I just don’t see the Jena six as completely innocent here.
And while there are other activities that led up to this situation, it seems to me that Justin Barker’s only crime was being friends with the wrong people. I shudder to think that being somebody’s friend justifies a severe beating. Will somebody please explain why it’s alright for six people to beat up Justin Barker?
Think of this in the reverse, what if it were six white kids beating up one black kid in a predominantly black town because they didn’t like his friends. Would you then insist that the charges be dropped against the white kids, or would you want them to be held accountable for their actions?
Quite frankly, it doesn’t serve justice to charge the Jena 6 with attempted murder. Can the D.A. prove that their intent was to murder Justin Barker? I don’t think he can. I think ultimately any reasonable jury would say that the Jena 6 did not attempt to murder Mr. Barker, but rather give him a severe beating. Without the intent, there is no attempted murder. I think attempted murder is a tough case to make, and the D.A. ought to go with something lesser that he can convict them on.
The proper solution is that a change of venue should be granted and the charges reduced, and, if found guilty, time served should be the sentence and medical bills incurred by the Barker family should be divided up between the six. In the end, that gives these six kids who are being charged an opportunity to be vindicated, Justin Barker his justice for his beating, and puts an end to the extreme charge of attempted murder in this case.