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The Jena Six

Thousands of protesters have descended on Jena, Louisiana, in the last few days to protest the harsh treatment of the "Jena 6," six black high-school students initiallly charged with attempted murder after jumping a white classmate. It was the culmination of a long history of rising tensions. White students..

Thousands of protesters have descended on Jena, Louisiana, in the last few days to protest the harsh treatment of the "Jena 6," six black high-school students initiallly charged with attempted murder after jumping a white classmate. It was the culmination of a long history of rising tensions. White students had hung nooses from a school tree earlier and got off with a slap on the wrist.

One of the six, Mychal Bell, is still behind bars, unable to post his $90,000 bail. He was also being tried as an adult even though he's 17. He also has a short history of other battery charges.

You can't do justice to this story in three paragraphs but we'll say this: kids shouldn't be tried as adults. In fact, we sometimes think delinquent adults should be treated more like children.

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