I only post Wiki since it has sources for most of the info. What do you guys think? I know I wasn't the only one who sighed and thought "Damn, haven't we gotten past this shit?". These kids are gonna rot in prison for an insane amout of time for a single fight. I usually don't call racism on alot of stuff but jeez man... seriously.
1. I can't believe you can bring a shotgun to school and when someone kicks your ass and takes it you can get them arrested for theft and not face any punishment yourself.
2. I can't believe putting up nooses (obvious symbolism for lynching) only gets you three days in school suspension. I know if that was a damn swastika...
3. Tennis shoes are deadly weapons???
4. All-white jury??? Deliberating on a black kid??? Who beat up a white kid??? IN THE SOUTH?!?! Its like begging for someone to make a racist connection. I mean shit they might as well have just thrown in the word "unanimous" to complete the notion.
I'm not making any judgements, as the first kid in the case Mychal apparently isnt exactly a model of self-control and pillar of the social community, but seeing these guys get railroaded like this (shitty lawyers, no witnesses for defense, overexaggerated charges, no-biracial jury, etc)only seems to reinforce the thought that this is an example being made - that if you're black you cannot harm white kids, and if you really hurt one, ...you're fucked.