FEBRUARY 7--One of the "Jena Six" defendants was arrested yesterday for allegedly assaulting a fellow student at a Texas high school. Bryant Purvis, 19, was busted on the misdemeanor charge following an 8:30 AM altercation at Hebron High School in Carrollton, where his family relocated from Louisiana. According to the below arrest warrant affidavit, Purvis assaulted a male student he apparently suspected of vandalizing his auto. Along with choking the 18-year-old victim, the 6' 6" Purvis allegedly slammed the teenager's head on a table.
So I guess Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will show up to express sympathy for the victim?
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All of this is nutso stuff I don't know what happened at Jenna, but there is no doubt in my mind that the media attention apparently gave the young man the belief that he could do as he pleased rather than the understanding that he had to keep himself under control. And no, I am not saying he is guilty this time, but the siuation looks grim.
Background article Christian Science Monitor