When it comes to the injustices forced upon the six boys involved in the now famous Jena Six case, I’ve pretty much supported those involved.
However, I’m a bit miffed that these boys (Byrant Purvis and Carwin Jones) are acting as if they are celebrities on the red carpet at the BET Awards. Do they not know that they are facing criminal charges handed down by a judicial system that is looking for anything to send them to prison.
Where were the parents? Where are they attorneys of these young men? Somebody should have known that this would not go over well with people, many who took off from their jobs on Sept. 20 to show support to their cause.
Speaking of Sept. 20. While standing near the stage where Al Sharpton and Michael Baidsen held court in front of the LaSalle Parish Courthouse, I thought I was at a concert when the these same young men walked around greeting the crowd. Of course, the screaming girls didn’t help the situation. They treated the young men as if they were Hip Hop artists, instead of the boys who were facing the toughest challenge of their lives.
Certainly, the boys have gained notoreity, but I don’t think this is the way to go. Somebody, anybody, please remind the boys they are not Hip Hop artists. They are two of the six boys involved in a case that could change the face of America.