Originally Posted by SEA_OF_RED
You are talking about the Jena 6 and there is more to it. There were a lot of tensions before that with blacks and whites when a group of white students hung nooses from a tree at the high school and were only suspended for a few days. Also the kid that was beaten supposedly was treated and partied that same night with friends. Not saying what they did was right but I'm not black so I don't know how it feels to live with close minded assholes from the south. Attempted murder does seem too harsh though if the injuries weren't that life threatening IMO. Here's a little more info on it. http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/jena6.asp
Because hanging up a rope tied in a knot is equivalent to beating someone to a bloody pulp.
Bob Dole isn't claiming the noose was in any way right, but to equate the two events is ridiculous. Oh that's right...Exodus does say something about "An eye for a slur, a tooth for a noose".
You make Jesse and Al proud. You've taken it hook, line and sinker.
And you trivialize the death of Sean Taylor by even tossing that political grandstanding bullshit in the discussion.