Protest of 'Jena 6' in Louisiana - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Protest of 'Jena 6' in Louisiana

Posted: Updated:

JENA, Louisiana- The two-lane road leading into the tiny town of Jena, Louisiana, has been jammed with traffic this morning as thousands gather for a rally.

Demonstrators are turning out to support six black teens charged in the beating of a white classmate.

Five of the black teens were initially charged with attempted murder, but the charge was later reduced to battery for all but one, who has yet to be arraigned. The sixth teen was charged as a juvenile.

The six were charged a few months after the local prosecutor declined to charge three white high school students who hung nooses in a tree on their high school grounds. That has led to charges of racism, which the district attorney denies.

The Reverend Al Sharpton, who helped organize today's rally, tells CBS it could be the beginning of the 21st century's civil rights movement.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • "My son was just gone": mother of kidnapped baby speaks out about online danger

    "My son was just gone": mother of kidnapped baby speaks out about online danger

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-11-21 05:30:18 GMT
    Police say Fern Littlecalf kidnapped a babyPolice say Fern Littlecalf kidnapped a baby

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The mother of a 6-month old baby who was kidnapped as part of an elaborate online scam is speaking out, urging everyone to be careful who they meet on the internet.  Lekeisha Johnson, from Kennewick, says she thought she'd been in a relationship with a man for weeks, but then she found out that her supposed boyfriend never existed in the first place. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The mother of a 6-month old baby who was kidnapped as part of an elaborate online scam is speaking out, urging everyone to be careful who they meet on the internet.  Lekeisha Johnson, from Kennewick, says she thought she'd been in a relationship with a man for weeks, but then she found out that her supposed boyfriend never existed in the first place. 

    >>
  • Two people dead, another in serious condition in Lewiston; Detectives looking for person of interest

    Two people dead, another in serious condition in Lewiston; Detectives looking for person of interest

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 3:23 PM EST2017-11-21 20:23:39 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Detectives with the Lewiston Police Department are searching for a person of interest in a double homicide that happened early Tuesday morning.  Police found two deceased adults in a home near 6th and Preston just after 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A third adult victim was also found int he home with a stab wound to his back. 

    >>

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Detectives with the Lewiston Police Department are searching for a person of interest in a double homicide that happened early Tuesday morning.  Police found two deceased adults in a home near 6th and Preston just after 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A third adult victim was also found int he home with a stab wound to his back. 

    >>
  • SUV driver crashes into De Leon Foods and then takes off

    SUV driver crashes into De Leon Foods and then takes off

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:20 AM EST2017-11-21 15:20:29 GMT
    Courtesy De Leon FoodsCourtesy De Leon Foods

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police are looking for the person who crashed into De Leon Foods on Francis in north Spokane. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police are looking for the person who crashed into De Leon Foods on Francis in north Spokane. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/