Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jesus in Jena

District Attorney Reed Walters, the prosecutor in the Jena 6 case, credited Jesus as the reason that the demonstrations taking place this week were peaceful:

"The only way — let me stress that — the only way that I believe that me or this community has been able to endure the trauma that has been thrust upon us is through the prayers of the Christian people who have sent them up in this community."

So what's the lesson here, Mr. Walters? That divine intervention is necesssary for a large crowd of black people to be peaceful?

"Well sure, haven't ya'll ever been to one of dem hip-hop shows?"

OK, that last one's not a real quote. But it might as well have been.

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