Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Justice in Jena

The Justice Department tells the House panel it may investigate racial bias in Jena, Louisiana. Donald Washington (African American), U.S. attorney for western Lousiana said that the hanging of nooses from a tree at Jena High School last year by three white students constituted a federal hate crime but that authorities opted not to prosecute the case because of the age of those involved.

At a congressional hearing on the situation,he was ripped by Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee. She wanted to know why nothing had been done.

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