Website Promoting Lynching of Jena 6 Back Up

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

September 28, 2007

A website promoting the lynching of the Jena six is back up and running after being shut down last weekend.

The website, which we will not name, was shut down last weekend by internet service provider Global Web Solutions after the company received complaints but the site has since resurfaced with a new internet service provider.

The site, featuring racial slurs and a swastika, is run by white supremacist Bill White of Roanoke. White has posted the addresses of five of the six black teenagers charged with assaulting a white classmate, originally with the words "Lynch the Jena Six."

That phrase has since been removed but the addresses remain. Global Web Solutions says that an investigation in to the site concluded some of the content of the site was of a criminal nature but an FBI investigation in to the site failed to turn up any charges.

Since last weekend the website has also added the addresses of the reverend Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King Jr. III. The reverend Al Sharpton said in a statement last week that some of the families have received around the clock threats.

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