Drug war laws used for dreadful revenge against justice activist

Civil rights activist Catrina Wallace, who received national attention for her role in organizing protests around the Jena Six case, was convicted today of three counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Wallace, who is 30, became an activist after her brother, Robert Bailey, was arrested and charged with attempted murder for a school fight. Bailey and five others later became known as the Jena Six. Their case eventually brought 50,000 people on a march through the town of Jena, and as a result of the public pressure the six young men were eventually freed. The six young men are all now in college or - in the case of the youngest - on their way.

Read: Jena Six Activist Convicted, Faces Decades in Prison

And more, also from a person from the Louisiana Justice Institute

Why did she have a public defendant? Where are the national organizations that got publicity getting involved in the Jena 6 case (Color of Change? Anyone?) God damn our governments have no legitimacy. At the same time as trying to counter them directly, we need to be cataloging these reasons for revolution.

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