The Jena 6 Fraud?
This really pisses me off, miamipress was a major supporter
of the Jena 6 cause and this is what it has come down to? Sources close
to Law Enforcement claim they are looking into the fact that up to
$500,000 may have been used to buy cars and bling.
This video shows photos
of Robert Bailey, one of the Jena Six rolling around in $100 bills. He
had the photos shot by a friend and then had them posted on his MySpace
page. After the site got the negative publicity the photos were taken
off the site.
This money was to be used for legal work and any left over
should have been used to help others in that same situation. After I
saw two of the Jena 6 acting like rap artists on BET I knew this was a
sham and fraud…As of now this has put another nail in the Civil Rights
Movement. Lets see what Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton say. Nothing if
they got a cut..
We will stay on top of this story…..
HOUSTON - Just weeks after some 20,000 demonstrators protested what they decried as unequal justice aimed at six black teenagers in the Louisiana town of Jena, controversy is growing over the accounting and disbursing of at least $500,000 donated to pay for the teenagers’ legal defense.
Parents of the “Jena 6″ teens have refused to publicly account for how they are spending a large portion of the cash, estimated at up to $250,000, that resides in a bank account they control.
Michael Baisden, a nationally syndicated black radio host who is leading a major fundraising drive on behalf of the Jena 6, has declined to reveal how much he has collected. Attorneys for the first defendant to go to trial, Mychal Bell, say they have yet to receive any money from him.
Meanwhile, photos and videos are circulating across the Internet that raise questions about how the donated money is being spent. One photo shows Robert Bailey, one of the Jena 6 defendants, smiling and posing with $100 bills stuffed in his mouth. Another shows defendants Carwin Jones and Bryant Purvis modeling like rap stars at the Black Entertainment Television Hip-Hop music awards last month in Atlanta.
The teenagers’ parents have strongly denied that they have misused any of the donated money. Bailey’s mother, for example, insisted that the $100 bills shown in the photograph were cash her son had earned as a park maintenance worker.
But civil rights leaders who helped organize support for the youths say they are concerned about the perceptions that are spreading.
“There are definitely questions out there about the money,” said Alan Bean, director of a Texas-based group, Friends of Justice, who was the first civil rights activist to investigate the Jena 6 case. “I hate to even address this issue because it inevitably will raise questions as to all of the money that has been raised, and that is going to hurt the defendants.”
Source: Chicago Tribune