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Teen sentenced for hanging nooses

Posted by Media Outrage on August 18, 2008

Jeremiah Munsen was sentenced to 4 months in prison for tying two large nooses to the back his pick-up truck and driving past hundreds of Jena Six marchers gathered at a bus depot.

Via Concreteloop:

The 19-year-old had faced up to a year after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of interfering with the marchers’ federally-protected right to travel. The marchers were waiting for a bus home after protesting the Jena 6 court case.

According to acting assistant Attorney General Grace Chung Becker when charges were filed against Munsen in April, “The defendant used a noose to threaten peaceful civil rights marchers who were in Louisiana to rally against racial intolerance.”

Mediaoutrage– Is this enough time? Discuss…


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Teen pleads guilty to hanging nooses

Posted by Media Outrage on April 28, 2008

Jeremiah Munsen pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime in which he hung two large nooses on the back of a pickup truck and drove past a crowd of peaceful marchers during the Jena 6 protest a few months ago.

Via Eurweb:

A white teen in Jena, Louisiana pleaded guilty Friday to a federal hate crime of threatening and intimidating civil rights marchers last year by displaying hangman’s nooses from the back of a pickup truck.

Federal authorities announced Friday that Jeremiah Munsen, 18, of Grant Parish admitted that he placed two large nooses on his truck Sept. 20 and drove back and forth past a group of marchers gathered at a bus depot in Alexandria — about 35 miles south of Jena, where the marches took place — as they awaited buses to return them to Tennessee.

“The defendant used a noose to threaten peaceful civil rights marchers who were in Louisiana to rally against racial intolerance,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Grace Chung Becker. Munsen, who faces up to a year in prison, will be sentenced at an August 15 hearing.

Marchers were in Jena to protest local authorities who were accused of racial prejudice in the handling of several cases, including the hanging of nooses in a tree after a group of black high school students sat in an area where traditionally only white students sat.

Mediaoutrage– A year for a federal hate crime in which he tried to incite a riot compared to the lifetimes they were trying to throw at the six young men for a school fight. SMH at the fact that after he was arrested that night law enforcement officials down there said it was just a prank. Discuss….

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