Group works to keep “minority-invaders” out of Jena

 

If things aren’t resolved to the satisfaction of the Nationalist Movement before Jan. 21, the group says it will not go to Jena, La.

The people of Jena, I’m sure, would be glad of that.

The group plans to have a “Jena Justice Day” rally, partly intended as the centerpiece of the group’s national protest against Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Also, in an Oct. 15 letter to Jena Mayor Murphy McMillin, Richard Barrett, an attorney and founder of the Nationalists, said the group was prompted to schedule the event in “large measure because of the officials’ announced plans to set up a ‘biracial committee’ to placate demands by the recent minority-invaders.”

Jena is creating a Community Relations Panel to address a variety of local concerns, including race.

The “minority-invaders” are the thousands who rallied on Sept. 20 in support of six black teens who have become known as the “Jena Six.”

Now, the Learned, Miss.-based Nationalist Movement is suing Jena, claiming the town is violating the organization’s constitutional rights.

Learned?

Yes, it exists. It’s a south Mississippi town so small it doesn’t rate an index listing in my road atlas. However, it is on the map – about 30 miles east/southeast of Vicksburg.

In addition to the suit, the Nationalists have filed for a temporary restraining order to keep Jena and its mayor from interfering with the organization’s rally.

The suit, filed in federal court Dec. 14, claims that asking participants not to bring firearms, changing the parade route by one block, requiring the posting of a bond and agreeing to a hold-harmless clause are “violative of due process under the 14th Amendment.”

The organization says Jena’s rules governing public demonstrations are invalid and unconstitutionally over-broad.

Really?

If you’re planning a peaceful protest, what do you need guns for? (Full Article)

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  1. MYCHAL AND MURPHY CHALLENGED

    JENA – Mayor Murphy McMillin didn’t seem to mind that, just months earlier, the
    Third U.S. Circuit of Appeals had struck down bonds and hold-harmless clauses on
    Nationalists as unconstitutional. Or, that the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled hat any
    “financial-burden” upon Nationalists rallying violated the First Amendment.
    McMillin defiantly banned the “Jena-Justice-Day” parade, unless Nationalists
    posted a $10,000.00 bond and signed a damage-indemnification clause. Nationalists
    immediately sought a federal-court order, prohibiting the Mayor’s interference. An
    identical order was issued by the federal court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 2003.

    McMillin defended his ban by stating that Al Sharpton, who the Nationalists are
    protesting, had posted the money. “He could put down his gold chains, his gold
    rings, his gold watch and, even his gold teeth,” retorted Richard Barrett. “He could
    even put down those hundred-dollar bills that Robert Bailey is stuffing in his mouth,
    but it does not empower a Mayor to charge for freedom of speech or freedom of
    assembly.” Bailey is one of the “Jena Six” who had boasted of receiving a fortune
    from admirers, pleased that he and his gang had beat up a white teen. Barrett told
    the Louisiana Network that the January 21st ceremonies would proceed at the LaSalle
    Parish Courthouse at Noon, for pro-majority-residents, minus the parade “if the matter
    is still tied up in court.” Barry Hackney told the Associated Press that the Nationalists
    would have preferred to have lifted the restrictions “outside the courtroom,” but that
    McMillin had “forced us into court.”

    “We think that the people who come to support law and order and for equal justice
    under law should have the same rights as Al Sharpton and his gang of criminals
    and people who are supporting criminality,” declared Hackney, whose slogan is
    “You’re Through” to Mychal Bell, who has pleaded guilty to assault. Five other
    Negroes are awaiting trial. Sharpton had sported “Free the Jena Six” at his
    Jena Invasion.

    Parish-officials have imposed no obstacles and state-police are proceeding with
    security-plans, in conjunction with the Nationalists. Brian Moran, the spokesman for
    the “Jena Six,” had already announced that the event “cannot be stopped.” “Given
    the substantial expense that could be levied upon a speaker, and the almost
    limitless possibility of abuse, it is an understatement to conclude that this provision
    chills constitutionally-protected speech,” ruled the Philadelphia appellate-court.

    http://www.nationalist.org/ATW/2008/010101.html#2
    © 2007 The Nationalist Movement

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