I really have nothing to say right now. This conviction is not surprising.
But it still hurts.
I got the news from the Alexandria Town Talk:
The jurors were told that in addition to the charges Bell faced, they also may consider the lesser and included charges of aggravated battery, second-degree battery, simple battery, or acquittal.Yeah, right.
Vox sums up my opinion:
30 years for a high school fistfight in which no one was seriously injured, convicted by an all-white jury. I don’t know what to say about that.Thanks to my cousin, Trinity, for updating here.
This is Trinity-Elle's cousin. She's away from the computer but wanted me to update you that Mychal Bell has been convicted of aggravated second degree battery and conspiracy to commit the same. He faces up to 30 years in prison.