By Wyatt Earp | December 30, 2008
It’s the truly stupid ones that really annoy me.
Jena 6 Figure Shoots Himself
A teenager whose arrest in a racially charged assault case drew thousands of protesters to his rural Louisiana hometown was in a hospital early Tuesday after a shooting that his lawyer said was accidental.
Mychal Bell was cleaning a gun when it accidentally discharged, shooting him in the shoulder, his attorney, Carol Powell-Lexing, told CNN. He had surgery Monday night at a hospital in Monroe, Louisiana, and has not yet been able to talk, she said.
Of course. The old “I was cleaning my gun” story: the most ridiculous, lying, b.s. excuse known to man. Look, if you are too stupid to not make a weapon safe before you clean it, then you have absolutely no right to own a firearm in the first place!
Monroe police Sgt. Cassandra Wooten said the wound was not life-threatening.
That’s a shame. If anyone deserves a Darwin Award, it’s Mychal Bell.
Bell was one of six black teenagers who faced adult felony charges in the 2006 beating of a white classmate in the town of Jena. The beating followed months of racial tensions in the community of 3,000 after three white students hung a noose in a tree whose shade was traditionally off limits to blacks at Jena High School. (H/T - CNN)
So, Bell already had a juvenile record, then pleaded guilty to battery as a result of the Jena 6 trial, and now carries a gun?
In most places, Bell would be worthy of shunning. Over at CNN, he is a minor celebrity.
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