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NAACP Jena Branch President Rev. Brian L. Moran was joined by representatives of other civil rights organizations and members of the U.S. Department of Justice on Capitol Hill yesterday to testify in a hearing before the full Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The injustice dealt by Judge J. P. Mauffray and District Attorney Walters over the past year must be atoned, Moran said before the committee and the overflow audience in the committees chambers.
said the incidents surrounding the Jena 6 are part of a long history of violence against African Americans in the town including the death of Bobbie Ray Smith, who was killed and thrown into an oil pit by a group of young white men, there was no investigation into his death; and the stomping death of Billy Hunter by a white man, who received only two years in prison.
When we think about what happened to the 6 boys last year at Jena High, these stories are always at the back of our minds, Moran
Several other Republicans on the panel ...
Several other Republicans on the panel questioned whether the white beating victim, Justin Barker, had been forgotten in all the uproar, but Rev. Brian Moran, president of the Jena chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that the most pressing issue is justice for the six teens facing criminal charges.
Rev. Brian Moran, pastor of ...
Rev. Brian Moran, pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church and coordinator of the local Jena branch of the NAACP, told House members that his town, which is 85 percent white, remains bitterly divided across racial lines.
"Throughout Jena's history, there have always been two systems of justice, one for blacks and one for whites," Moran
Pastor Brian Moran of ...
Pastor Brian Moran of Antioch Baptist Church said that in the entire parish only one African American has worked as a police officer in eight years, one Black person works in a bank and there are only two Black teachers.
Bell's sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22.
Rev. Brian Moran, pastor, ...
Rev. Brian Moran, pastor, Jena Antioch Baptist Church, and president, NAACP Jena Chapter