The Legal Profession’s Failure to Discipline Unethical Prosecutors

White students at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana, hung nooses from a tree at the high school, provoking a series of fights between groups of black and white students. Punches were thrown on both sides, and both black and white students were injured. However, the prosecutor, Reed Walters, charged one white student with a misdemeanor while charging six black students with serious felonies in adult court.

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