logo.jpgVictim in Jena 6 Case Sues Over Beating
The family of the victim in the “Jena Six” case has sued the adults accused of beating him, the families of the juveniles allegedly involved and the board of the school where the attack occurred. Justin Barker and his parents, David and Kelli, also accuse a seventh, uncharged student of being part of the group that attacked Justin on Dec. 4, 2006, as he walked out of Jena High School’s gym headed to another class. {continue reading…}

Report says U.S. jails more blacks than whites for drugs
Black Americans are 10 times more likely to be imprisoned for illegal drug offenses than whites, even though both groups use and sell drugs at the same rate, according to a study released on Tuesday. {continue reading…}

Youngest suspect allegedly fired shot that killed NFL’s Taylor
grand jury Tuesday indicted four suspects on charges of first degree felony murder and armed burglary in the slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor. A grand jury identified Eric Rivera Jr. as the shooter in the death of NFL star Sean Taylor. Court documents say the youngest is alleged to have fired the fatal shot. The three adult suspects — Venjah K. Hunte, 20, Jason Scott Mitchell, 19, and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18 — appeared in court Tuesday via video conference wearing thick green vests, which defense attorneys said were suicide safety smocks. {continue reading…}

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