Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jena 6

Mychal Bell, the black teenager whose prosecution in the beating of a white classmate prompted a massive civil rights protest walked out of a courthouse Thursday after a judge ordered him freed.

"We still have mountains to climb, but at least this is closer to an even playing field," said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who helped organize last week's protest.

"He goes home because a lot of people left their home and stood up for him," Sharpton said as Bell stood smiling next to him.

AP has the full article.

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