Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mychal Bell Finally Granted Bail!

I was listening to Rev. Sharpton's radio show earlier and via telephone, he said the judge had granted a $45,000 bond and they would probably be able to get Mychal out today. Finally, after 10 months, this child will be able to be with his family! I found it interesting though that LaSalle Parish D.A. Reed Walters announced he would not appeal the decision overturning the conviction of Mychal Bell because after consulting with Justin Barker and his family, it was "in the best interest of the victim and his family" to do so.
The fact it was the "right" thing to do in the best interest of Mychal Bell and his family based on the facts of this case was never mentioned. That's because it wasn't ever about the "right" or "wrong" of any of this. It was about the fact that these BLACK boys were GOING to be punished by a system that continues to be institutionally racist despite the leaps and bounds of the Civil Rights Movement.
And for every Mychal Bell who's just been freed on bond, there are millions just like him who continue to languish and I firmly believe that is no mistake - and neither should you.

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