Jena 6 Teem Attempts Suicide

Jena 6 teenager Mychal Bell shot himself in the chest yesterday after being freed on bail for shoplifting on Christmas Eve. The injury is not life threatening. The police speculated that Bell shot himself because he was upset about the media attention his arrest was getting and did not want to deal with the media again.

Here you can find a lot about the original Jena 6 situation where a small Louisiana town tried to railroad a group of African American teens by charging them with incredibly trumped up charges for beating up a fellow student who was white, the culmination of a number of incidents between black and white students with heavy racial overtones.

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