Bell in football photo (CNN)
Sorry for the delay on this update!!! Here is the newest info about the Jena 6.
After thousands rallied yesterday in Jena, Louisiana in the defense of the Jena 6, many hoped that the hearing for Mychal Bell today would result in him being released on bail. But that was not the case.
Mychal Bell, the sole defendant who remains behind bars from the group of teens known as the “Jena 6,” will not be released Friday, a court decided.
Bell, 17, has been in jail since his arrest more than nine months ago.
It was not immediately clear what happened in court Friday, where Bell’s attorneys had planned to push for his release.
“It is our understanding that the judge refused to give bond or bail to Mychal Bell today,” the Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights activist who traveled to Jena for Thursday’s rally, said in a written statement. [ READ MORE ]
Don’t let this dishearten you. Did you see all the support the Jena 6 received yesterday? This is not over.
Noose hanging from truck.
An adult and a minor were arrested in Alexandria, Louisiana after police saw two nooses hanging from a red pickup truck.
Petty Officer 2nd class Casanova Love of the U.S. Navy was the person who sent a photo to CNN’s I-Report. Love was in town from his station in Hawaii to visit family. He and some friends were standing outside a club when the truck drove by and passed a large group of Jena 6 protesters. That is when the police pulled them over.
When asked why he sent the photo in he responded to CNN with, “People need to see this. It’s 2007, and we still have fools acting like it’s 1960.”\