Thursday, October 01, 2009

They Just Can't Keep Their Fingers Out of the Cookie Jar

[Some Classic HAC from 2007]

I swear, you couldn't make this stuff up!

The Chicago Tribune reports: "Just weeks after some 20,000 demonstrators protested what they decried as unequal justice aimed at six black teenagers in the Louisiana town of Jena, controversy is growing over the accounting and disbursing of at least $500,000 donated to pay for the teenagers' legal defense. Parents of the "Jena 6" teens have refused to publicly account for how they are spending a large portion of the cash, estimated at up to $250,000, that resides in a bank account they control." (Perhaps when the parents are arrested for embezzlement, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will start a fund for them.)

"Michael Baisden, a nationally syndicated black radio host who is leading a major fundraising drive on behalf of the Jena 6, has declined to reveal how much he has collected. Attorneys for the first defendant to go to trial, Mychal Bell, say they have yet to receive any money from him. Meanwhile, photos and videos are circulating across the Internet that raise questions about how the donated money is being spent. One photo shows Robert Bailey, one of the Jena 6 defendants, smiling and posing with $100 bills stuffed in his mouth. Another shows defendants Carwin Jones and Bryant Purvis modeling like rap stars at the Black Entertainment Television Hip-Hop music awards last month in Atlanta."

$500,000, eh? It makes you want to bury your face in your hands and weep. How much good could that half a million dollars have done had it been donated to a decent White Nationalist group, or to fund a private school for White children, or even medical research for some cause that would help White kids, like cystic fibrosis? Instead we've got Slappy running around with $100 bulls stuffed between his black bubble lips.

The story actually gets kind of funny. You might as well laugh, if you're not going to weep. "The teenagers' parents have strongly denied that they have misused any of the donated money. Bailey's mother, for example, insisted that the $100 bills shown in the photograph were cash her son had earned as a park maintenance worker."

Boy, little towns in Louisiana must pay their trash-can emptiers and candy bar wrapper picker-uppers really well.

"Exactly how much money has been collected for the Jena 6 defendants is impossible to know, because many donors did not go through Color of Change, the NAACP or other mainstream groups and instead contributed directly to the defendants' families. Many internet operators raised money by selling T-shirts or otherwise invoking the Jena 6 cause, but much of that money disappeared without a trace. Tensions over the money have begun to surface among the Jena 6 families, most of whom are impoverished. Marcus Jones broke with the other families, for example, in criticizing Color of Change. The largest remaining Jena 6 account, said by some activists close to the families to contain up to $250,000, is under the control of Tina Jones, mother of defendant Purvis."

I think we're going to see some nice bright shiny Cadillacs parked in front of public housing in Jena, Louisiana, with big huge satellite dishes on the roof and 50-inch plasma TVs inside so Mammy can watch her stories, and Junyah he be wearin' really fly $500 bakketbawl shoes to go shoot him hoops.

God, this country is a joke!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

TNB!!! Purely and simply, TNB!!! What else is there to say???


4:10 PM  

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