Thanks to ColorOfChange.org members like you, the chances for the Jena 6 to
achieve justice have dramatically improved.
Their story has been forced into the mainstream media, the Governor was
finally forced to speak on the issue, Mychal Bell is facing a new trial with
a maximum penalty of 4 years instead of 22, and the systemic problem of
unequal justice across this country is getting more attention.
As the fight moves to court trials, ColorOfChange.org members have helped
put the legal teams on solid ground by generously contributing $212,399 to
the legal defense of the Jena 6, $106,000 of which has already been spent at
the directi on of the families to help get investigators on the ground, bring
in expert witnesses, and to secure the best legal counsel available for
these young men.1.
Having well-funded legal teams and more media attention is important, but we
can't forget that these young men could be free of these charges completely
if not for one man: LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed Walters. He is
still representing the State of Louisiana in the case and needs to be
removed and disciplined for his misconduct immediately.
Can you file a letter of complaint with the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary
Board asking them to investigate Walter's conduct?