Chicago Tribune’s Howard Witt has Jena Update
Some excerpts from Witt include:
Defense attorneys and Bell's family members all declined to speak on the record about the case, citing strict confidentiality rules governing juvenile proceedings in Louisiana.
Walters declined to lodge serious criminal charges against white youths who attacked blacks in two incidents.
The local district attorney prosecuting the case, Reed Walters, has vowed to appeal that ruling and to press ahead with his cases against the other five youths, who are free on bond.