Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Jena 6 Far From Over...Marcus Jones, Father Of Mychal Bell Speaks Out Once Again...

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

Tha Artivist Says: W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio had the honor of speaking to Bro. Marcus Jones, the outspoken and passionate father of Jena 6's Mychal Bell for one hour on Sunday evening April 27, 2008...Unfortunately, the news wasn't all good... His son is currently serving his second straight year of jail time and is still facing more additional jail time...His son's former lawyer, Louis Granderson Scott mislead Mychal into making a horrible plea which left Mychal and his family vulnerable to lawsuits from the Barkers and other interested parties...And on top of all this madness, the five other boys have yet to have their day in court...Yet, it seems the public or rather the powers that be are Jena 6 fatigued...

Listen To The Latest Marcus Jones Interview (The Interview Is The First Hour Of Show) In Its Entirety By Clicking On The Following Link:

Although thousands of folks gathered from around the country in a show of solidarity on Sept. 20, 2007 in Jena,La, anything of significance or resembling true justice has yet to be materialized from that spirited rally...We will be approaching the one year anniversary of that protest soon and yet there is nothing that was accomplished as of this date to truly be proud of in terms of progress... Black folks must realize that we can not continue to speak and demand justice and yet only receive and accept charity...We must realize in the words of the late Rev. Ralph Abernathy 's beautiful wife, Sis. Juanita Abernathy, that you can't beg and fight at the same time...We also must have the courage and the resolve to see things through their righteous completion...Otherwise we will continue to have missed opportunities for reconciliation, reparations and progress such as the Hurricane Katrina-FEMA travesty, the Jena 6, Sean Bell and others too many to name in this one article... A friend of mine once told me that he knew Blacks who felt that Blacks were getting punished by God for disobedience...I told him that God is Love, Knowledge & Understanding and that Hate, Ignorance and Greed Breeds Poverty, Hope and Despair...We must learn how to properly use and maintain our most powerful tool, our minds, to command and demand our bodies to do the work necessary to truly over come...Black folks don't make it because of, we make it in spite of!!!

God bless a child that got his own and God bless the child that is willing to share what he got!!!

Power to the people and as our Jewish Brothers and Sisters would say, Never Forget!!!

The following is Marcus Jones' official response to Attorney Louis Scott's condescending letter about fundraising as well as to the plea Attorney Scott "mislead" his son, Mychal Bell, into taking...

12 April 2008
In the Case of Mychal Bell
by Marcus Jones

Mychal Bell

Marcus Jones. I am the Father of Mychal Bell.
My son was arrested on December 5, 2006 on a charge of simple battery by the LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed Walters and placed him in a Juvenile facility. On December 7, 2006 the LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed Walters had Mychal
takened out of the Juvenile Facility and placed him in an Adult Jail and "upped" the charges on Mychal to Second Degree Attempted Murder and Conspiracy to Commit 2nd Degree Attempted Murder and his Bond was put at $90,000.00, set by Judge J. P. Mauffray.

on June 25, 2007 D.A. Reed Walters downgraded the charges from 2nd Degree Attempted Murder & Conspiracy to Commit 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, to Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery & Conspiracy to Commit 2nd Degree Aggravated Battery. Mychal was taken to trial on June 26, 2007. He was tried by an all-white jury and the jury found him guilty.

Attorney Louis Scott and associate Carol Powell-Lexing. (Courtesy photo)

Due to financial problems, some ministers In Monroe, Louisiana introduce me to Attorney Louis G. Scott; and he told me he would take Mychal's Case for me. This occurred on July 10, 2007. Every thing seemed fine with Attorney Scott. He got Mychal's sentencing date delayed from July 31, 2007 to September 20, 2007. Louis Scott had gained help and support from the National Black Caucus,, Harvard Law School, Howard University Law School, Southern University Law School and other law school, law firms & legal groups from around the country. Donations reached into the thousands of dollars were received
to defend Mychal by Attorney Scott.

On September 14 2007; the La. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal overturned Mychal's Adult conviction on the basis District Attorney Reed Walters illegally put adult charges on my son, and illegally housed Mychal at sixteen (16) with adults. This is not something I'm making up, this is what the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals said that they had did, wrong; for ten (10) months.

My son was locked up wrong. The 3rd Circuit Court overturned on the basis of the Judge's [Mauffray] ruling allowing D. A. Walters to do such an act in his court room, when he knew it

was wrong from the start. This is the second (2nd) illegal act done by D.A. Reed Walter. The first act was when he went to the school after the nooses was hung up on September 11, 2006. Reed Walters, told the black kids that he do not want to here nobody else say anything else about them nooses being hung up. He said if he do, he is going to make their 1ife go away with the stroke of a pen.

Now the Justice Department ignored that. If he had been a black D.A. And said that, where would you think he would have been? If Reed Walters had been Black and illegally took a white kid up as an Adult, tried him and convicted him as an adult, when the law [affirmed by the 3rd Circuit] said he was wrong, where do you think that black D.A. Would be at now. On September 2, 2007, they finally let my son Bond out on a $45,000.00 Bond. But my son was still not free, the judge ordered that my son was under house arrest and not to leave out of the yard. A week and a half later they locked my son back up saying that he had violated his probation. We

Well, if they new that why did they take the bail money and let him be bonded out and turn around and lock him right back up. Another (3rd) wrongful use of the law, what the judge done. But being lied to by my son's lawyers, telling me they were filling some motion to get the Judge removed, to which I had evidence to use to get the judge removed and my son's lawyers would not put it in play.

All of the while, I'm thinking my son's lawyers was using all the free [pro-bono] help, that was beinq offered to him. On November 6, 2007 My Son went to court for two (2) motion hearings, one for double jeopardy and no police report being done; which we [myself, his mother & the lawyers] knew we wasn't going to win in front of Judge J.P. Mauffray anyway. But this was done so that the motions would be takened and filed in the 3rd Circuit, [where they would have ruled in my son's favor] because the 3rd Circuit Court already had found one illegal act done by the D.A. And Judge. My son's lawyer, Louis Scott told me that he had filed the motions to the 3rd Circuit and that Mychal was going to be free then; when they make the ruling. It was on November 7,2007 when he [Scott] told me he had filed the motions.
On November 29, 2007; Louis Scott and Bob Noel came to my house with my son's mother and told us to get My son to take a plea. Right off the bat, I said no. Prior to the lawyers coming to my house, it was evident they had already talked to Mychal's mother and scared her in to telling Mychal to take the plea and scared Mychal in to taking the plea, by telling him if you don't, you're not going to be able to play football again. You're going to spend the five years setting behind bars, and things of that nature. I asked the lawyers what happened to the motions that y'all filed in the 3rd Circuit, Louis Scott said oh, I forgot to file them; I said, what, then he [Scott] turned around and said Peggy didn't finish the writ for to file it.

Then, I said wait a minute, something not right, you mean to tell me all of the help and resources that was at your disposal, this is no excuse, something is not right here! I didn't want my son to take the plea. Mychal mother did, but it came down to my son. At the plea hearing during the side bar, I get a call from a congresswoman that's well known. She told me she wanted to talk to Louis Scott or Carol Powell-Lexing to stop the plea hearing. I gave the phone to Carol Powell-Lexing, then she took the phone and gave it to Louis Scott. The congresswoman said Attorney Scott, should stop the hearing right now. Louis Scott, turned around and told her [Lexing]; why should I, I can't stop it, I got to go ahead with it, I can't stop it. This just doesn't sound right. The plea was taken. This is what the plea consisted of.

1.)Mychal would have to testify against the other five.
2.) That the case couldn't go back to appeal.
3.)That I would have to pay child support until Mychal turned 18.
4.) That Myself and Mychal mother have to pay the plea hearing court cost.
5.)That myself and Mychal Mother have to pay a part of Justin Barker's medical bill.
6.)That any previous motions that have been filed would have to be withdrawn.

In conclusion. What lawyer in their right mind would plea their client out under all these stupid agreements. It just puzzles me why they didn't file those motions to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal to free my son. And that, with all the resources that was at the lawyer's expense.
I just can't understand why Louis Scott and Carol Powell-Lexing did not use Harvard University & Howard University and others.It just doesn't make any sense. This man was lying to me all
the while he was on my son case. Now I'm faced with the backlash for standing up for my son. Being pulled over. Having to pay child support for a son who is incarcerated illegally, by any one's common sense.

More Jena 6 News On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio:

Special Jena 6 Post-Plea Bargain Show On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio
To listen to the entire Attorney Louis Scott and Marcus Jones interviews as well as others on this case please visit the following link on-line:

Marcus Jones Sounds Off About Mychal Bell's Plea Bargain~

Father from Jena 6 Family Disagrees with Lawyer


Jena 6 Plea Bargain Deal Not A Win-Win...Tha Artivist Reports...

Jena 6 Defendant’s Plea Bargain Garners Mixed Response From Supporters, Experts And Onlookers...Tha Artivist Reports...

"Jena 6 Updates: Mychal Bell Plea Bargains" By Maroonsista:

So-called Jena 6 Scandal More A Matter Of Bad Communication Tha Artivist Reports...

Artivist MCs Historic Jena 6 Forum @ Washington University In St. Louis...



Kimani's Knapps said...

History does repeat it self on a regular basis. What is the difference between the slave that assisted the slave master in beating the slaves than the slave that was being beat? What is the difference between the brother Sean Bell that was shot by other brothers of the NYPD? What is the difference between a black attorney that attempts to assist you pro bono and then says you can be charged thousands of dollars? I dont understand why we have no cohesiveness anywhere, thats why African Americans continue to fight against the enemy and against themselves... I will continue to pray...

Anonymous said...

This is a war against racism: The judge overseeing the criminal cases for the remaining Jena Six defendants was removed against his will Friday for making questionable remarks about the teenagers and that is exactly what should have happened.
This situation is completely ridiculous
Hickman said Mauffrey viewed the youths as "six thugs" and not as individuals. In my opinion he should lose his job and not just his standing in a lawsuit.

God bless,

Anonymous said...

Mychal Bell is a thug, and now a thief. Hey, I just heard he shot himself...too bad he couldn't even do that right!

Anonymous said...

The father's grammar is straight out of the gutter. Ghetto apple didn't fall far from the ghetto tree.

Pay your friggin legal bills.

Stop whining about your hood problems.

Don't have any more kids.

Anonymous said...

Marcus Jones...violent...

<...This is the second time the parents of Mychal Bell have allegedly attacked someone since Mychal was arrested for his role in the Justin Barker beating. In August of 2008, Marcus Jones, Bell's father, was arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for allegedly spitting on Bell's lawyer then pushing her down. Carol Powell-Lexing filed charges against Jones. Jones, just like son Mychal in 2006, claimed he was innocent. Mychal Bell later admitted in a CNN interview that he did attack Barker, the crime he was convicted of...>

Mellisa Bell ...violent bitch

The entire Jena 6 are human garbage that should be thrown out with the rest of the trash.

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