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Wednesday, August 01, 2007


American "justice"

It's been a long time since I've written about Jose Padilla. As with the trial of Slobodan Milosevic (and others), once it was clear things weren't going too well for the government, the trial virtually disappeared from the media. Lewis Z. Koch over at Firedoglake has been doing a nice job keeping an eye on things, and provides a good review of the "evidence" on which Padilla may well be sentenced to life in prison.

Another case of American "justice" I haven't written about at all is the case of the Jena 6, six black Louisana high school students charged with attempted murder for a school fight in which a white student was beaten up, a fight which broke out after white students hung three nooses from a tree where the black students had sat. One of the Jena 6 has already been convicted of aggravated battery and faces up to 22 years in prison. Democracy Now! has been one of the few covering the case, but for a good single article summary, I'd recommend this from pslweb.

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