Wednesday, October 17, 2007

file this under wtf

okay. so any relief, regardless of how small, that may have been expressed at the final release of mychal bell from jail is now stricken. AP published this article after bell was brought in to court for what should've been a routine hearing on an unrelated case. this case shouldn't've had anything to do with the jena 6 proceedings, and it is true that it was never mentioned, but judge jp mauffrey was obviously sending a very clear, and very hate-mongering message when doling out an unwarranted 18 months incarceration for a probation violation. mauffrey is awe-inspiring in his steadfast pursuit of punishment to young black men that dare to challenge his skewed view of justice. i realize he's gotta be pissed that he was called out by the nation for his hatred, and he's apparently obsessed with sticking to his guns. keep punishing these boys, judge, and hopefully, you'll keep getting shot down. as for bell, let's hope this trumped-up scapegoat bullshit can FINALLY come to an end... sigh.

6 comments:

belledame222 said...

creepy and depressing, innit?

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Anonymous said...

He wasn't given 18 months for the violation. He had those 18 months hanging over him since his first juvenile adjudication. That is what probation is, a sentence that is set aside for the moment but can be reinstated if the conditions of probation are violated.

Bell had three other adjudicated charges unrelated to beating Barker. The judge could pretty much use any of those other three at his discretion to revoke Bell's probation at any time before he turns 18.

DaisyDeadhead said...

i realize he's gotta be pissed that he was called out by the nation for his hatred, and he's apparently obsessed with sticking to his guns

I was thinking that too... he is a national embarrassment and damn, he is pissed about that. This is his way of giving the finger to the world and the "liberal media" one assumes.

It's soooo-ooo bubba, as we say around here.

assembling words to armory, she waits... said...

anon ~ he may have had those 18 months 'hanging over him' but it was at the judge's discretion what to do about it. don't you think he suffered enough being wrongfully accused and put away before? i just tend to be leery of this judge, who was obviously sprayed all over the media as a bigot. it's not much of a jump (more like a baby step) to come to the conclusion that mauffrey has an axe to grind ~ i find it hard to believe he wasn't personalizing.

assembling words to armory, she waits... said...

oh, and daisy... love the 'bubba' term :)