Finally! “One of six black teenagers arrested in the racially charged beating of a white youth in Jena, La., was released on bail on Thursday, a week after the case drew thousands of protesters to the small town in the central part of the state.”
Wow. The West Virginian rape victim should look out. “The state attorney general’s civil rights unit is investigating a 30-year sentence given to a black man convicted of writing bad checks who had no prior convictions.”
“This isn’t just heavy-handed, it’s offensive. In a grisly little bit of developing-world outsourcing, the child does the bothersome work of dying so that the American heroes won’t have to die spiritually.”
“If you were giving the scholarship to an intellectually brilliant kid…that’s fine,” Dowling said. “But they give it to a functional illiterate who can’t read a cereal box, and then make him spend 50 hours a week on physical skills.”
“Intensifying their crackdown despite pressures from abroad, Burmese security forces raided a half-dozen Buddhist monasteries Thursday and opened fire on pockets of demonstrators who continued to demand an end to military rule.”
“the number of portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on scripted network series declined for a third straight year, according to the annual “Where We Are on TV” study by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.”
The military ruled her death a suicide, but there is evidence of a physical struggle before she died (two loose teeth, a busted lip), that someone tried to set her body on fire, and her father believes she was raped.