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    "Jena Six" Teen Shoots Himself

    "Jena Six" Teen Shoots Himself
    MONROE, La. A teen convicted in the "Jena Six" beating case shot himself in the chest and was taken to the hospital Monday, days after his arrest on a shoplifting charge, police said.

    Mychal Bell's wound isn't life threatening, said Monroe Police Sgt. Cassandra Wooten. The 18-year-old used a .22-caliber firearm in the shooting around 7:40 p.m., she said.

    Wooten believes Bell was upset over media coverage of the arrest last week.

    "I think he was upset over the incident ... and didn't want to be in the news again," she said.

    Bell was one of a group of black teenagers who once faced attempted murder charges in the 2006 beating of a white classmate at Jena High School. The charges for all of the defendants were reduced.

    I can remember all the debates surrounding the Jena 6 we had. It seems hard to believe one of the kids is back in the news again and is back in trouble with the law- or is it?
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    Re: "Jena Six" Teen Shoots Himself

    Wooten believes Bell was upset over media coverage of the arrest last week.
    Did it occur to him that maybe he shouldn't have broken the law?

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    Re: "Jena Six" Teen Shoots Himself

    Poor kid. Just can't do anything right.

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    Re: "Jena Six" Teen Shoots Himself

    I don't think there was ever much doubt that this was a troubled kid (to say the least).

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    Re: "Jena Six" Teen Shoots Himself

    does anyone have the proper mailing address where i can send a card with instructions on how to properly commit suicide?

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    Re: "Jena Six" Teen Shoots Himself

    Looks like those reduced charges were not justice. If in jail, this would've never have happened?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOP Socialist Soldier View Post
    Looks like those reduced charges were not justice. If in jail, this would've never have happened?

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    Is it just me, or does there seem to be a rash of southern black male teens committing (or attempting to commit) suicide this month?
    First there was the kid in Florida who posted, on an internet forum, a webcam video of himself ODing on prescription meds.
    Then there was Billey Joe Johnson Jr, the Mississippi teen who shot himself in the head following a routine traffic stop.
    Now this.

    It's sad.
    I keep thinking, you know... the prospect of President Obama, and the prospect- like a glimmer far on the horizon- of an end to systematic racism should've given these young men hope.

    But of course the things that made them too sad to go on living were probably personal, and had nothing to do with society, politics, or anything external at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    But of course the things that made them too sad to go on living were probably personal, and had nothing to do with society, politics, or anything external at all.
    Repeated for truth. 100% correct in my humble opinion.

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    Re: "Jena Six" Teen Shoots Himself

    I suspect it's just a press fixation, like flesh eating bacteria.

    As for somebody finding the will to live because a completely unqualified person was elected to high office and happens to have similar coloration to the suicidal individuals (while sharing almost none of their heritage,) well, that is a pretty big stretch.

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