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Alba BS: The Jena 6 Controversy (280* d) RE: BS: The Jena 6 Controversy 22 Sep 07

Then again Riginslinger there is the 'Law' and there is 'Justice'
Sometimes the system works in harmony and one reflects the other but sadly a lot of the has nothing to do with the other unfortunately.

One conclusion I have reached quite quickly on this issue is this. At no time, ever, should any white Person regardless of their age anywhere in this Country be led to believe that hanging a Noose from a Tree is a "Prank"
It is one of two things.
1. A Hate Crime
2. The actions of a person or persons who are either extremely uneducated or some sad soul(s) who could be seen to fall under the category of a person(s) who are/is unable to grasp the gravity of their actions due to diminished capacity. I do not believe that any of the 3 white students from Jena High are uneducated or could be put under the heading of being 'not responsible for their actions' due to diminished capacity.

May I suggest that if I, an immigrant to this Country from Scotland 10 years ago, can fully appreciate the horror behind the symbolic Noose hanging in a Southern Tree could anyone that was born and raised and/or live in the Southern States of the US or throughout the rest of this Country not know the hatred, horror and fear behind this symbol. Ignorance, childish prank or complete insensitivity to other's feelings are not an acceptable reason for making this gesture imo. As I say the one conclusion I have reached personally, out of the many issues on both sides involved in this controversy, is that the act of resorting to using a historically well documented foul symbol of Racial hatred, a symbol which screams Murder. The murder of many Human Beings because of their skin Color. is and will remain to me an act of Hate.

I am still looking at the many other issues involved in this Controversy but on this one particular fact that has emerged I feel very strongly. The 3 Students that hung those nooses on that Tree at Jena High should be held responsible for committing a Hate Crime. Maybe this time round it would be better to go Global rather than Local and take this particular issue to the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Maybe it is time to take this issue out of this Country and onto the bigger World stage. Just a thought and as I said earlier this is my own personal opinion on just what I see as the tip of the Jena iceberg.

My best to all as always,

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