I’ve had some people ask about what Friends of Justice is doing in Jena, and where the money goes if you donate. Friends of Justice organizes in communities across Texas and Louisiana to generate media scandals around cases of abusive prosecution and civil rights violations in the criminal justice system. We’ve been working for a long time to get the Jena case in the media. Now that we’ve gotten international attention, Friends of Justice is working with the Jena 6 to find them pro bono lawyers (like the pro bono lawyers that did so much good in the Tulia, TX drug sting scandal.) We’re also working nonstop with reporters and editors to get more news outlets to cover the Jena story so the word gets out about what’s happening in Louisiana (and the nation) for poor, black communities. We were present covering Mychal Bell’s trial and setting up interviews with the family of the Jena 6, and we’ll be back doing the same thing for the next trial.
When you donate to Friends of Justice, we’ll pump your money straight into the costs of doing this organizing in Jena, recruiting high-powered, pro bono lawyers for the Jena 6, and getting maximum media attention to this case as it unfolds.
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