Will racebait for bling.
Who says crime doesn’t pay? (link requires free registration)
HOUSTON – 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.
Commit a hate crime and make more than half a million dollars. Isn’t America great? (Always worth a revisit) This is nothing new though. Over 40 years ago, Rosa Parks was photographed with a mouthful of quarters (which in today’s money would be the equivalent of $1.2M U.S. dollars).
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.
Aren’t there some kind of “Son of Sam” laws against profiting from a crime? Or is this just getting even? If so, I will assume that some of that mouth jewelry is going to pay for the real victim’s hospital bill.
Putting other people’s money where your mouth is.
You’re Either With Us Or Against Us Update: Bill Clinton says the Jena 6 are being attacked by the American version of Al Qaeda.
“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.”
Uh-huh. Would anyone from Jena’s or the State of Louisiana’s Comptroller Office care to confirm that? Those are government records after all and should be easily obtained.