Jena 6: The fight for freedom

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How is this possible?  Does this judge not follow the law…seems to me the judge is racially motivated to keep this young innocent man in jail.

The judge overseeing the racially charged case of the Jena 6 declined Friday to release the only one of the six black teenagers still held in jail, despite the fact that the youth’s conviction for aggravated second-degree battery was vacated a week ago by an appeals court, family members and court sources confirmed.

Bell has been jailed since the beating incident last December, unable to post $90,000 bond. That bond was rendered moot when Bell’s battery conviction was overturned by Louisiana’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal on Sept. 14, which ruled that Bell, who was 16 at the time of the incident, should have been tried as a juvenile. The local district attorney prosecuting the case, Reed Walters, has vowed to appeal that ruling and to press ahead with his cases against the other five youths, who are free on bond.

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