A 16-year old black male, high school student in the small town (population, less than 3,000) of Jena, Louisiana was charged and convicted of aggravated second-degree battery.
Tried and convicted by an ALL-WHITE jury. Why? Where is the jury of his peers?
This young teen was tried as an adult. Why?
This young teen did not present any case. Why?
Where was his defense counsel in all of these?
I'm glad his conviction was overturned. This young man may have committed a crime, but he must be given an equal playing field to defend himself. Otherwise, there is no justice.