What about the Jena 6?

This is in response to the incident in Jena, Louisiana. Allow me to introduce myself. I choose to call myself Los Angeles 1 (LA 1). I have been incarcerated for 27 years for ?felony? murder,? a murder committed by a co-defendant in the commission of another felony.
Two male co-defendants were 8 and 9 years my senior and I was 18 years young. They committed a robbery, to and from which I was forced to drive them. I was told to wait in the car and if I left I, as well as my family, would suffer terrible consequences. I did what I was told in fear of my life.
The two males returned to the vehicle and told me to drive away. I would learn later that they robbed the place and for unknown reasons shot into a group of 8 people killing 3 and wounding others.
I have never used, held or discharged any firearms nor was I aware of any murder, so why am I serving a 25 to life sentence? As a result of the crime, I was given three choices at the age of 19 they were as follows:
1. The Death Penalty
2. 100 years in State prison
3. 25 years to life (of which I was told I would only serve 12.)
Our injustice system told me if I went to trial, I would have no chance and would end up with the death penalty or the 100 years. I accepted this so called ?plea bargain? of 25 to life and kept my mouth shut.
For readers who are unaware, 25 to life is the standard sentence by law for anyone who commits a premeditated murder with intent and malice. Now, I actually believed I would only serve twelve years for the poor decision I made to drive that car and my failure to stop the crime or report it.
In 1983 I was sent to state prison. I met hundreds of inmates of other ethnicities (not Black) incarcerated for the same type of crime, and in some cases worse. But none of them were serving life sentences. I accepted the hard cold reality that I would be here longer than twelve years and I needed to do the time and not let the time do me.
The hundreds of women I met served time for accessory before or after the fact, or had the murder charges dropped, pleaded guilty to a lesser crime all together. What made me different? It was society?s way of reminding me one of the disadvantages of being born African American. You ask me my opinion on Jena 6, I?m LA1 so I understand.
I am 46 years old now, I?m still African American and still incarcerated.
Oh, please don?t misunderstand me, let me make it perfectly clear to you, I am not prejudiced. Some of my biggest supporters and people who showed me love during my 27 years are some of those other ethnicities who did not get a life sentence. They also motivated and encouraged me to continue fighting a system which is so unfair and corrupt they don?t even follow their own laws.
For those Blacks who are serving lengthy sentences or life sentences because of the color of your skin I guess we?re all too Black to receive support from our own kind. And you ask me my opinion on the Jena 6, I?m LA 1, so I understand.
When I read the contents of one of the articles on Jena 6 it was interesting how, when discussing the Blacks involved they referred to them as the ?Black teenagers? and when referring to the whites they referred to them as the three ?white students.?
In the article it states there was no law to support prosecuting juveniles for hate crimes for the hanging of the nooses in the ?white tree? by the three white students, while a law was found to prosecute the six ?Black teenagers.? You ask me my opinion on Jena 6? Again, I say I am LA 1. I understand. It?s also evident racism definitely has a lot to do with the thousands of African American women and men in our prisons with lengthy sentences.
In closing Jena 6 is a tragedy, but LA 1 is a devastating reality that our system is partial to other ethnicities. They will have better choices than LA 1. They will probably get 2 years for rape and surely not a life sentence for murder. Instead he will be admitted to a mental hospital to get healing treatment to do it again.
And you ask me my opinion on the Jena 6. I?m LA 1 and I don?t understand.