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FBI Probes Anti-Jena 6 Web Page

Sep 22, 9:03 PM (ET)

By BECKY BOHRER

(AP) A sign welcomes visitors near an entrance to Jena , La., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007. The town has...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is reviewing a white supremacist Web site that purports to list the addresses of five of the six black teenagers accused of beating a white student in Jena and "essentially called for their lynching," an agency spokeswoman said Saturday.

Sheila Thorne, an agent in the FBI's New Orleans office, said authorities were reviewing whether the site breaks any federal laws. She said the FBI had "gathered intelligence on the matter," but declined to further explain how the agency got involved.

CNN first reported Friday about the Web site, which features a swastika, frequent use of racial slurs, a mailing address in Roanoke, Va., and phone numbers purportedly for some of the teens' families "in case anyone wants to deliver justice." That page is dated Thursday.

The Rev. Al Sharpton said in a statement Saturday that some of the families have received "almost around the clock calls of threats and harassment," and called on Gov. Kathleen Blanco to intervene.


(AP) Melissa Bell, mother of Mychal Bell, right, cries and hugs her sister, Jennifer, after a hearing...
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A Blanco spokeswoman said the governor had asked law enforcement - primarily state police - to investigate.

"These people need more than an investigation. They need protection," the Rev. Jesse Jackson said. He said his organization would be in touch with President Bush's nominee for attorney general, Michael Mukasey.

"This is a test for the disposition of the Department of Justice to serve as an intervenor and a deterrent" to hate crimes and discrimination, Jackson said. He said federal marshals should protect the families.

Carolas Purvis, whose number was among three listed on the Web site, said she did not feel in danger. Purvis is the aunt of Bryant Purvis, who has yet to be arraigned. She said she has received a number of calls, some from people who say nothing, others to let her know that her number had been put on the site. One, Friday night, used the N-word to her young son, she said.

A dispatcher for the LaSalle Parish Sheriff's Department said no one in the office Saturday could say whether any threats had been reported.

Of the two other numbers listed as "active" on the Web site, one was not answered Saturday; the other yielded a constant busy signal.

On Thursday, thousands of demonstrators marched in a civil rights demonstration in support of the so-called Jena 6. The six black teens were arrested after a December attack on a white student - the culmination of fights between blacks and whites.

Of the six teens arrested, five initially were charged with attempted second-degree murder; charges for four have been reduced as they were arraigned. Charges against the sixth teen, booked as a juvenile, are sealed.

Mychal Bell is the only one to have been tried so far. A state appeals court recently threw out his conviction for aggravated second-degree battery, saying he couldn't be tried as an adult. He remained in jail pending an appeal.

William A. "Bill" White, listed as the Web site's editor and commander of the American National Socialist Workers Party, did not immediately answer an e-mail to his address. Calls to one of the two William Whites listed in Roanoke were not answered; the other said he was not involved with the site.

Blanco said Saturday that harassing families involved in the case "cannot and will not be tolerated."

"Public attacks on private citizens done out of ignorance and hatred is appalling, and anyone who stoops to such unspeakable persecution will be investigated and subject to the full penalty of law," she said in a statement.
 

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uh huh

claydbal said:
anyone remember reginald denny?
do you recall, denny hugged the mother of the scumbag that threw the brick.


reginald denny:" you can't judge a man till you walk in his mocassins" he said

this in an interview on T. V. i don't think he remembers himself.

the camera had a straight shot of his face. you could see the very deep dent

in his head.

Maybe he eventually got a plate put in.
 

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Milehog said:
hate crime where one white kid was attacked by six blacks.
Did I hear the boy was struck from behind with a weapon, knocked unconscious then beaten by all six?
Unconscious or dead, how would one know as they continue to beat a lifeless body?
Maybe a beheading would constitute murder intent?
Did I hear Sharpton & Jackson are calling this a Schoolyard fight?
 

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Did I hear the boy was struck from behind with a weapon, knocked unconscious then beaten by all six?
Unconscious or dead, how would one know as they continue to beat a lifeless body?
Maybe a beheading would constitute murder intent?
Did I hear Sharpton & Jackson are calling this a Schoolyard fight?

I grew up with a lot of black on white violence, due to De-Facto segregation, Judge Real forced the school district in Pasadena,Ca, to bus children for racial equality. No matter that at the time, Pasadena was in the top 5 school districts in Ca and graduated a higher percentage of blacks than almost any other district, it was enforced. This took all of the money from school programs, it almost abolished school spirit, all anyone wanted was to get out. You didn't dare walk into just any bathroom, it was bad. This 6 on 1 stuff did happen, it happened to girls also.

It is racial hatred, pure and simple. What those white boys did was wrong, and they were punished for it(maybe not enough, but they were punished) The school should have and probabley did, place a zero tolerance policy on this sort of thing. What was done was done, it should have been over. Taking it to the street was wrong and should be considered "felony wrong, with special circumstances". This is the only way to stop this kind of thing. Now, I would not try to put that type of punishment on just 2 boys duking it out, but this was not the case. If an example is not made of this type of behavior, it will keep on happening.

Years ago, especially in the South, when someone got in local trouble, they and the family would head for the city. We in the big cities ended up with these rabble rousers. I don't blame them for coming to the city, that "good ol' boy justice " was kind of final. When a white kid got in trouble, he left too. This is the way it was. Maybe in this highly charged atmosphere that would be a good idea. You are not going to change these feelings, and small town's memories are long. The more that this case gets in the national news and public figures get involved, the worse it will be. Whole sections on town have been burned for much less.

Violence begets violence, if this town doesn't come together soon, there won't be one.
 

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I grew up with a lot of black on white violence, due to De-Facto segregation, Judge Real forced the school district in Pasadena,Ca, to bus children for racial equality. No matter that at the time, Pasadena was in the top 5 school districts in Ca and graduated a higher percentage of blacks than almost any other district, it was enforced. This took all of the money from school programs, it almost abolished school spirit, all anyone wanted was to get out. You didn't dare walk into just any bathroom, it was bad. This 6 on 1 stuff did happen, it happened to girls also.

It is racial hatred, pure and simple. What those white boys did was wrong, and they were punished for it(maybe not enough, but they were punished) The school should have and probabley did, place a zero tolerance policy on this sort of thing. What was done was done, it should have been over. Taking it to the street was wrong and should be considered "felony wrong, with special circumstances". This is the only way to stop this kind of thing. Now, I would not try to put that type of punishment on just 2 boys duking it out, but this was not the case. If an example is not made of this type of behavior, it will keep on happening.

Years ago, especially in the South, when someone got in local trouble, they and the family would head for the city. We in the big cities ended up with these rabble rousers. I don't blame them for coming to the city, that "good ol' boy justice " was kind of final. When a white kid got in trouble, he left too. This is the way it was. Maybe in this highly charged atmosphere that would be a good idea. You are not going to change these feelings, and small town's memories are long. The more that this case gets in the national news and public figures get involved, the worse it will be. Whole sections on town have been burned for much less.

Violence begets violence, if this town doesn't come together soon, there won't be one.
having grown up and then raising my son in lowsyana, i agree wihtt you 100 %. lots of "cousins" in the swamps and woods around there!
 
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