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LORD ZERO
10-04-2007, 12:38 AM
15 YEAR OLD GIRL, GETS SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR PUSHING A TEACHER!!!

Creola Cotton (left) and Shaquanda Cotton
By Tracy Stokes, BET.com News Staff & Wire Services

Posted March 28, 2007 - In Paris, Texas, last year, a 14-year-old White girl burns down her family's home. Her punishment? Probation. In the same town three months later, a 15-year-old Black girl, Shaquanda Cotton, is sentenced to seven years in prison for pushing a hall monitor at her high school.
Shaquanda had no prior arrests, and the monitor, a 58-year-old teacher's aide, was not hurt, according to Black leaders in the northeast Texas town of about 26,000 residents. But in March 2006, the same judge, Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville, who let the White teenage girl go on probation, convicted Shaquanda of "assault on a public servant" and sent her to prison at least until she turns 21.
Officials at the Texas Youth Commission declined to discuss the case with BET.com, citing Texas law.
"State law forbids us from acknowledging whether we have any youths are in our system, despite the 50 million issues of print that's been run," said Jim Hurley, a spokesman for the Texas Youth Commission. "We'd have to break the law to talk about it."
Civil Rights Uproar
While the U.S. Department of Education is investigating the incident, the case has civil rights groups in an uproar.
"I don't understand the judge's rationale for his decision," Dr. Howard Anderson, president of the San Antonio Branch of the NAACP, told BET.com.
In highlighting what he called an egregious miscarriage of justice in a town with a long history of civil rights abuses, Anderson pointed to the case of the 14-year-old convicted arson (whose name was not released because of her age), who was slapped with probation, and the case of a 19-year-old White man in Paris, convicted of killing a 54-year-old Black woman and her 3-year-old grandson with his truck. The latter, he said, was also sentenced to probation and told to send the family a Christmas card every year.
"Then you have Shaquanda's case," Anderson said. "She pushed a hall monitor, and she gets seven years confinement? If I look at all three of these sentences, and I'm not a lawyer, I have to wonder what the judicial system is doing. In this particular case, what is this judge doing?"
Gary Bledsoe, an Austin attorney who heads the state NAACP branch, told BET.com that Shaquanda was merely trying to defend herself.
"All she (Shaquanda) did was grab the aide to prevent a strike," Bledsoe said. "It's like they are sending a signal to Black folks in Paris that you stay in your place in this community, in the shadows, intimidated."
Sad History
And keeping Blacks in their place is nothing new in Paris, say leaders, who remind that it's the site of the first highly publicized lynching of a Black by a large White mob. In 1893, fugitive Henry White was captured in Arkansas and brought to Paris, where he was tortured and burned alive on a train bed as more than 10,000 angry townsfolk cheered and jeered.
Activists say that the Shaquanda sentence is nothing more than a modern-day lynching.
Cotton has been incarcerated at a youth prison in Brownwood, Texas, for the last year on a sentence that could run until her 21st birthday. But like many of the other youths in the system, she is eligible to earn early release if she achieves certain social, behavioral and educational milestones while in prison.
But according to The Chicago Tribune, officials at the Ron Jackson Correctional Complex repeatedly have extended Shaquanda's sentence because she refuses to admit guilt and because she reportedly was found with contraband in her cell - an extra pair of socks.
"She's not admitting any guilt, because she doesn't feel that she did anything," Anderson told BET.com. "Not to mention, who saw the pushing, if it did occur?"

Cotton's mother, Creola, who Anderson describes as "strong-willed," said her daughter was singled out because she accused the school district of racism on several occasions.
In fact, 12 discrimination complaints have been filed against the Paris Independent School District in recent years. District officials dispute the charges, but the U.S. Department of Education, which is still investigating the case, has reportedly asked the U.S. Department of Justice to get involved.
In 1998, Paris, Texas, was named the "Best Small Town in Texas" by Kevin Heubusch in his book The New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities.

crass
10-04-2007, 12:46 AM
That's retarded.

LORD ZERO
10-04-2007, 12:51 AM
Highly Retarded

Kong
10-04-2007, 03:46 AM
dam..

begongo
10-04-2007, 05:03 AM
yes it`s because she is black
white people are devils

shinobi4227
10-04-2007, 06:39 AM
Sad, just sad to hear this shit. As the article said "mordern day lynching"

Kong
10-04-2007, 01:31 PM
yes it`s because she is black
white people are devils

what exactly is a devil?

shinobi4227
10-04-2007, 01:43 PM
what exactly is a devil?

Is a person who's red all over, has two horns and a tail. There has been rumors of 'begongo', a wucorp member saying otherwise, quotin " A Devil isn't red but white " LMAO. I ask the same question "what exactly is a devil"?

STYLE
10-04-2007, 02:00 PM
devil = the polar opposite of creation.
the ones responsible for the destruction of the great library in Alexandria, african slave trade, native Am genocide, the chinese opium and herion epidemic, the holocaust, dropping the A bomb twice.
all these acts require a fundemental absence of humanity. and for all of them to be commited by whites says alot about white peoples nature.
u can say what u want about what other races have done but they all pale in magnitude to the level of destruction and death whites have brought upon humankind.

BRASSKNUCKLED PAI MEI
10-04-2007, 02:22 PM
WtF? I'm gearing up for a civil war this shit is getting out of hanD.

Black Man
10-04-2007, 02:49 PM
devil = the polar opposite of creation.
the ones responsible for the destruction of the great library in Alexandria, african slave trade, native Am genocide, the chinese opium and herion epidemic, the holocaust, dropping the A bomb twice.
all these acts require a fundemental absence of humanity. and for all of them to be commited by whites says alot about white peoples nature.
u can say what u want about what other races have done but they all pale in magnitude to the level of destruction and death whites have brought upon humankind.

the "devil" is not opposite of creation or god, for they are not equal.

Black Man
10-04-2007, 02:51 PM
what happen to the little is foul, doesn't suprise me one bit....i don't know why people are suprised about it.

HANZO
10-04-2007, 04:09 PM
this shit is a joke.

Kong
10-05-2007, 12:49 AM
devil = the polar opposite of creation.
the ones responsible for the destruction of the great library in Alexandria, african slave trade, native Am genocide, the chinese opium and herion epidemic, the holocaust, dropping the A bomb twice.
all these acts require a fundemental absence of humanity. and for all of them to be commited by whites says alot about white peoples nature.
u can say what u want about what other races have done but they all pale in magnitude to the level of destruction and death whites have brought upon humankind.

so a devil is a kind of man?

LORD ZERO
10-05-2007, 01:09 AM
^^^nope, the devil exists in man as a form of energy, from my p.o.v. just happened that da white man let it consume them more and for the longest time

EAGLE EYE
10-05-2007, 02:01 AM
laugh my ass off @ the last names "cotton" and "superville"


that shit sounds made up

Captain_Cumstain
10-05-2007, 06:00 AM
15 YEAR OLD GIRL, GETS SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR PUSHING A TEACHER!!!

Creola Cotton (left) and Shaquanda Cotton
By Tracy Stokes, BET.com News Staff & Wire Services

Posted March 28, 2007 - In Paris, Texas, last year, a 14-year-old White girl burns down her family's home. Her punishment? Probation. In the same town three months later, a 15-year-old Black girl, Shaquanda Cotton, is sentenced to seven years in prison for pushing a hall monitor at her high school.
Shaquanda had no prior arrests, and the monitor, a 58-year-old teacher's aide, was not hurt, according to Black leaders in the northeast Texas town of about 26,000 residents. But in March 2006, the same judge, Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville, who let the White teenage girl go on probation, convicted Shaquanda of "assault on a public servant" and sent her to prison at least until she turns 21.
Officials at the Texas Youth Commission declined to discuss the case with BET.com, citing Texas law.
"State law forbids us from acknowledging whether we have any youths are in our system, despite the 50 million issues of print that's been run," said Jim Hurley, a spokesman for the Texas Youth Commission. "We'd have to break the law to talk about it."
Civil Rights Uproar
While the U.S. Department of Education is investigating the incident, the case has civil rights groups in an uproar.
"I don't understand the judge's rationale for his decision," Dr. Howard Anderson, president of the San Antonio Branch of the NAACP, told BET.com.
In highlighting what he called an egregious miscarriage of justice in a town with a long history of civil rights abuses, Anderson pointed to the case of the 14-year-old convicted arson (whose name was not released because of her age), who was slapped with probation, and the case of a 19-year-old White man in Paris, convicted of killing a 54-year-old Black woman and her 3-year-old grandson with his truck. The latter, he said, was also sentenced to probation and told to send the family a Christmas card every year.
"Then you have Shaquanda's case," Anderson said. "She pushed a hall monitor, and she gets seven years confinement? If I look at all three of these sentences, and I'm not a lawyer, I have to wonder what the judicial system is doing. In this particular case, what is this judge doing?"
Gary Bledsoe, an Austin attorney who heads the state NAACP branch, told BET.com that Shaquanda was merely trying to defend herself.
"All she (Shaquanda) did was grab the aide to prevent a strike," Bledsoe said. "It's like they are sending a signal to Black folks in Paris that you stay in your place in this community, in the shadows, intimidated."
Sad History
And keeping Blacks in their place is nothing new in Paris, say leaders, who remind that it's the site of the first highly publicized lynching of a Black by a large White mob. In 1893, fugitive Henry White was captured in Arkansas and brought to Paris, where he was tortured and burned alive on a train bed as more than 10,000 angry townsfolk cheered and jeered.
Activists say that the Shaquanda sentence is nothing more than a modern-day lynching.
Cotton has been incarcerated at a youth prison in Brownwood, Texas, for the last year on a sentence that could run until her 21st birthday. But like many of the other youths in the system, she is eligible to earn early release if she achieves certain social, behavioral and educational milestones while in prison.
But according to The Chicago Tribune, officials at the Ron Jackson Correctional Complex repeatedly have extended Shaquanda's sentence because she refuses to admit guilt and because she reportedly was found with contraband in her cell - an extra pair of socks.
"She's not admitting any guilt, because she doesn't feel that she did anything," Anderson told BET.com. "Not to mention, who saw the pushing, if it did occur?"

Cotton's mother, Creola, who Anderson describes as "strong-willed," said her daughter was singled out because she accused the school district of racism on several occasions.
In fact, 12 discrimination complaints have been filed against the Paris Independent School District in recent years. District officials dispute the charges, but the U.S. Department of Education, which is still investigating the case, has reportedly asked the U.S. Department of Justice to get involved.
In 1998, Paris, Texas, was named the "Best Small Town in Texas" by Kevin Heubusch in his book The New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities.

i believe the sentence will have been compounded by the not isignificant matter of the defendant having a ridiculous first name.
what where the parents thinking?!

Kong
10-05-2007, 01:25 PM
^^^nope, the devil exists in man as a form of energy, from my p.o.v. just happened that da white man let it consume them more and for the longest time

Its in everyone and it all depends on the individual and the life they have lived / are living.

I don't think its that hard to work that out if you have seen and looked at a lot in life, people that say that white devil shit like blame the white man they all have a similar skin tone to the ones that do / have done a lot of wrong in the world need calm that energy down. Its the anger and hate getting out of control in my view.

IrOnMaN
10-05-2007, 01:54 PM
Yes, it's fucked up but what are any of us going to do about it? The judge is the fuck up here. Seeing what the media has done to the African-American image, he just assumed that this teenage will be a fuck up just like most African-Americans are today. Yes, it's hate. Yes, the judge copycat from the Jena 6. And yes, she might spend seven years behind prison over some b.s.. I will not be surpised if something like this will happen to several other African-Americans in the years to come. Just watch.

Poetic Disciple
10-06-2007, 12:51 PM
Well she was released on April 1st of this year.

7EL7
10-10-2007, 12:27 AM
March 28, 2007 - In Paris, Texas




not surprised

7EL7
10-10-2007, 12:29 AM
they gunnin us down and locking us up at an alarming rate


yall better wake up

J.T.S.
10-12-2007, 02:34 PM
They're doing this to us because like lambs we allow em to just take us to the slaughterhouse! It's deeper than just white devils y'all , blacks sell out blacks big time! Every other day I'm smashing one of my own, and i gotta worry about another African American retaliating with deadly force!
We have to get rid of these sucker niggers within our community!
Then we can crumble these devils murdering us so many hundreds of years!
and I'm not talking about all whites, I'm talking about the rich ones that are making these devious tactics!