This was our generation's Brown v. Board, Montgomery Bus Boycott & Voting Rights Act all in one and yet we missed out on another opportunity because of incompetence, arrogance and lack of unity...My people we must wake up...Ego doesn't mean a thing if you ain't got an audience to perform for...However, justice means true liberation...This isn't about Jena 6, Color of Change, Michael Baisden, Tony Brown, Al Sharpton, D.A. Reed Walters, Justin Barker, Judge J.P. Mauffray, Marcus Jones or anybody else BECAUSE THIS MESSAGE AND IDEA IS BIGGER THAN ANY ONE PERSON...This is about reconciliation, reparations and progress...This is about unified righteous struggle dismantling oppressive and repressive institutional racism and stagnation a.k.a. regime change...Attorney Louis Scott should have known that there isn't a price tag on justice, it's priceless...And it is truly sad to know that this document actually exists and was written or approved of by a brother whom Mychal Bell and his folks put so much faith and trust in...We can't expect to change the course of history by staying on the sidelines or by accepting mediocre play calling and play...Let's get in the game and be in it to win it...
Activists Unite!!! Bro. R2C2H2 Tha Artivist (left) With Schlumberger 2's Sis. Tawanna Thierry and Jena 6's Marcus Jones @ The National Action Network Conference in Memphis Friday April 4, 2008
Attorney Louis Scott and associate Carol Powell-Lexing. (Courtesy photo)
LAW OFFICE OF
LOUIS GRANDERSON SCOTT
ATTORNEY AT LAW
510 PINE STREET
MONROE, LOUISIANA 71201
January 3, 2008
P. 0. Box 1061
Jena, Louisiana 71342
RE: MYCHAL BELL
Since you were unable or unwilling to pay any money for the defense of your son, it was necessary for me to engage in fundraising efforts to assist in raising funds for Mychal's defense. Most of the funds raised for the Mychal Bell Defense Fund were raised through my contacts in the Washington D. C. area. I cannot account for any funds given directly to you. I did receive some funds from the Jena Six Defense Fund and The Color of Change.
I am still in the process of paying off bills occurred as a result of this case including travel for fundrasing efforts. I will send you the information regarding those funds as soon as the remaining bills are received.
Since Mychal's plea the attorneys have been working very hard to remove Mychal from secure custody to a place where his life can be somewhat normal. I am happy that this was achieved.
I have not filed an answer to the civil suit filed against you because you did not instruct me to do, did not retain me to do so, told me that you did not like the way I handled your son's case, and told me that you did not need me to work on that case.
I am collecting the information from the other attorneys who worked with me. If you wish for them to total up all their hours and bill you, I am sure you will end up oweing over a hundred thousand dollars. They however agreed not to charge any more than the amount collected.
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Father from Jena 6 Family Disagrees with Lawyer
Artivist MCs Historic Jena 6 Forum @ Washington University In St. Louis...