1. The Jena Six–I’m with Blue Collar Muse on this. When you first hear about it, you assume there must be some back story that would explain this. But then you start digging and you realize that, the more you find out about the situation, the worse it becomes. These kids have gotten and are getting royally screwed over and they need our help and support. More here.
2. The West Memphis Three–Rick Maynard brings us news that forensic evidence in the case points to a suspect. Unsurprisingly, it’s not any of the three men sitting in prison these past 14 years. Surprisingly, it’s not the stepfather of the kid, who upon hearing that the kid was found with bite marks on him, had all his teeth removed. When, hopefully, the West Memphis Three are finally released, I really hope they sue Arkansas back into the stone age. I don’t know if they can do that, but damn.
3. Granted, it’s not quite the injustice of the other two, but Joe Powell needs our good vibes. From what he can tell, someone broke into his house–perhaps with the intent to take his dog–and in the chaos, his dog escaped and ran off. As you can imagine, he’s distraught.