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Davis writes: "The struggle for justice doesn't end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me."

Troy Davis, seen here in 1991, will be executed tonight. (photo: AP)
Troy Davis, seen here in 1991, will be executed tonight. (photo: AP)



A Message From Troy Davis

By Troy Davis, Amnesty International

21 September 11

 

Despite seven of the nine witnesses against him recanting and growing doubt about his conviction, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles decided Tuesday against clemency for Mr. Davis. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight at 7 p.m. EDT. -- JPS/RSN

 

he struggle for justice doesn't end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I'm in good spirits and I'm prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I've taken my last breath."

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+119 # gcharouhas 2011-09-21 13:00
Gone to graveyards, everyone. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?
 
 
+79 # KLA3114 2011-09-21 13:00
Capital Punishment Sounds like a good punishment for persons who do really bad things. However, it is essential to first determine, beyond any doubt, that the accused person is truly guilty of committing the acts for which they are accused. Without absolute proof, evidence, Capital Punishment is dangerously wrong.
 
 
+108 # CL38 2011-09-21 14:30
I disagree that capital punishment is a good punishment. This is logic turned inside out. Kill someone for having killed someone (IF they did)? This is hypocrisy and an immoral rationalization for macabre blood lust.

I'm sick of the perverted use of religion by so-called "Christians" to do harm to anyone they decide deserves it. Who ARE these people?
 
 
+31 # rtrues54 2011-09-21 16:17
Quoting CL38:
I disagree that capital punishment is a good punishment. This is logic turned inside out. Kill someone for having killed someone (IF they did)? This is hypocrisy and an immoral rationalization for macabre blood lust.

I'm sick of the perverted use of religion by so-called "Christians" to do harm to anyone they decide deserves it. Who ARE these people?



A=FUC*ING=MEN!! !!!!
 
 
+43 # ER444 2011-09-21 13:30
God save us all!!
 
 
+112 # purple haze 2011-09-21 13:36
What kind of human beings make up the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. They obviously have no compassion. Could the be racially motivated in this decision ? I will pray for you too Troy. I can't imagine executing another human being when there is even a shred of doubt as to their guilt. And there is much more than a shred of doubt here. I will also pray for those who made this decision. If Troy is an innocent man, then his death will lay heavy on their souls.
 
 
+7 # CL38 2011-09-21 14:32
What does round eventually comes round.
 
 
+2 # TrueAmericanPatriot 2011-09-22 16:19
Quoting purple haze:
What kind of human beings make up the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. They obviously have no compassion. Could the be racially motivated in this decision ? I will pray for you too Troy. I can't imagine executing another human being when there is even a shred of doubt as to their guilt. And there is much more than a shred of doubt here. I will also pray for those who made this decision. If Troy is an innocent man, then his death will lay heavy on their souls.

They are EVIL & SOUL-LESS!
 
 
+97 # baldyc 2011-09-21 13:42
I am saddened that the State of Georgia is so intent on "killing" Troy Davies when their is strong evidence that he should have a stay. Then, have a "real" study of the trial and recants. I guess the USA is still a nation of violence and vengeance.
 
 
+52 # noitall 2011-09-21 13:47
Fight on Troy Davis, we support you and fight the same battle. Mostly of our's is not as urgent as yours perhaps, but as lethal. Your death goes not unnoticed. These ironic Christians who judge you will too be judged. Its all about timing.
 
 
0 # TrueAmericanPatriot 2011-09-22 16:21
Quoting noitall:
Fight on Troy Davis, we support you and fight the same battle. Mostly of our's is not as urgent as yours perhaps, but as lethal. Your death goes not unnoticed. These ironic Christians who judge you will too be judged. Its all about timing.

Trust me on this one, notiall; the evil individuals who collectively made this decision are NOT CHRISTIANS.
 
 
+113 # Barbara K 2011-09-21 13:52
This is a terrible day for Georgia. It is better to let 10 guilty men live than to kill one innocent person. There are enough doubts that it is a travesty to kill this man.
 
 
+101 # CL38 2011-09-21 13:55
How can those who are charged with ensuring "justice" in our legal and court systems allow this man to be murdered?

This is yet another reason for millions to mobilize and demand an end to this kind of injustice and inhumanity.

All the Rick Perry's in this country need to be stopped and made accountable.
 
 
+68 # jooberdoober 2011-09-21 13:56
Who are the REAL murderers here?
 
 
+16 # CL38 2011-09-21 13:59
What has happened to this country???

It's no longer the country I grew up in. I'm ashamed to be an "Amurican".

Why is no one with the power to intervene stepping forward to stop this insanity??
 
 
+100 # angelfish 2011-09-21 14:03
Everything I was EVER taught that was GOOD about this Country has been destroyed in the last thirty years as the Fascists have over-taken our, once Hallowed, halls of Congress, perverted the Law and KILLED Justice! It has permeated the Southern States, especially, I suppose because of the large African American population that the Mega-Wealthy FEAR, yet are so used to exploiting. You can BET that if Troy Davis was a WHITE man, he'd get his day in court! SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!
 
 
+41 # cliffgie 2011-09-21 14:06
It seems astounding that Troy Davis will be executed this evening. How did such madness come about? We need healing. Lord help us all! If only he could vanish (as I heard while living in Kinshasa, that a prisoner of the Belgians about to be killed by a firing squad did) ... But sadly that is not going to happen,
 
 
+51 # Torvus 2011-09-21 14:07
This is an absolute disgrace, in my view. It is racism and hatred and arrogance. Not an ounce of humanity or thought from this state board - rather bored state - of nasty non-thinkers; more: Georgian stinkers, in my opinion. There does not appear to be a sliver of justice about it. Henceforth all labels of 'justice' where Georgia is mentioned should be relabelled, eg the Department of Injustice. No Justices, but Injustices. If this act goes ahead it is nothing short of Murder. Will members of the Georgia Bored State get a lethal injection? If not, why not?
 
 
+84 # Todd Williams 2011-09-21 14:07
And Rick Perry and his asine supporters are proud of his "death" record? And he calls himself a Christian? We are a very sick society. DOWN WITH THE DEATH PENALTY AND ALL SICKOS THAT SUPPORT THIS CRUELTY!!!!!! May Troy Davis's name become a rallying cry for the anti-death penalty movement.
 
 
+51 # Gootarama 2011-09-21 14:13
It's a sad commentary on the condition of our society today when the applause line in a political debate becomes the fact that 246 individuals were executed under the exixting administration of the state of Texas. So much for "Pro-Life". And now this in Gerorgia. What is happening in our country.....the country of Abraham, Martin and John....maybe Troy will be in a better place, at least he'll be in better company........ The God of forgiveness will welcome him home...........
 
 
+55 # Doctoretty 2011-09-21 14:16
God bless Troy Davis and his family as well as the family of the police officer who died. But Davis should not be dying tonight, since there is reasonable doubt that he committed the crime. Georgia should hang its state flag in shame!
 
 
+44 # Joan Manning 2011-09-21 14:20
The family of the victim seems certain that Davis is the killer, perhaps because the likelihood of finding the real killer after twenty years is remote, and they need to believe justice has been done. The fact that the victim was a cop and Davis is black may also be factors. And who set up seven people to lie on the witness stand? It doesn't feel like justice to me.
 
 
+33 # umavish 2011-09-21 14:32
Forgive us... and know that many hearts are heavy on this sad day in America...
 
 
+31 # MrBetpower 2011-09-21 14:34
"Thou Shalt Not Kill." What part of that do the Georgia officials not understand?
 
 
+36 # samothrellim 2011-09-21 14:35
Legal lynching is alive and well in Georgia. God bless you Troy. Your death will not be in vain.
 
 
+30 # Lulie 2011-09-21 14:39
Prosecutors seem more interested in having another score in their win column than in truth or justice. Even when things change after a conviction, they will never admit they might have been wrong. How could you sleep at night knowing you killed an innocent man?
 
 
+20 # sandyboy 2011-09-21 14:40
Where is Obama's voice in this mess? You can bet if he spoke out Troy Davis would be saved. What a shitty world.
 
 
+1 # TrueAmericanPatriot 2011-09-22 16:26
Quoting sandyboy:
Where is Obama's voice in this mess? You can bet if he spoke out Troy Davis would be saved. What a shitty world.

Georgia would have hollered, "SOCIALISM & STATES' RIGHTS!" What a tragedy!
 
 
+21 # jwb110 2011-09-21 14:55
It's Georgia, for chrissake! Why would anyone expect a different outcome?
 
 
+18 # Douglas Jack 2011-09-21 15:10
The logic of Capital Punishment is that those who commit murder are to be killed. However given the uncertainty of all factors and compassion humans are expected to exhibit, we shall not kill. Can those self-righteous and typically lifestyle-injur ious individuals who take part in state-killing, honour their own law? In the event of a false execution, why are they not liable to submit their own lives on death-row? The problem of self-righteousn ess would be solved. Over the past 25 years more than 50 innocent people have been executed in the USA. If those who condoned or took part in these executions were held liable for their murders, then most of the Republican party (except Ron Paul) would be sitting on death row and the case would be closed. Most Democrats would not impose the death penalty so that the Republicans would sit their for a long time and reflect upon acting so presumptuously. We could also help them understand 'agnostic' limits of human capacity for understanding. Something about, "remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye." https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/structure/1-both-sides-now-article
 
 
+44 # cadan 2011-09-21 15:25
"If you kill one man, they'll hang you. If you kill 10,000, they'll build a monument for you."

Can we get some restrction on capital punishment so that it only applies to our high level war criminals (where the evidence is rock solid)?
 
 
+34 # Jim 2011-09-21 15:25
For many years we looked admiringly at the USA, but in the past decade and increasingly so, we have come to realize that American liberties and opportunities were reserved for a few while most were merely convinced of their privilege. The illusion has died as we have become aware of the greed, arrogance, blindness, denial, oppression and fear that escalate as the world looks on in disbelief. As my many expatriate American friends tell me, I am fortuante to be Canadian. There is a great sadness that accompanies the realization, and today's killing of Troy Davis underscores it all.
 
 
+32 # Carolyn 2011-09-21 15:29
You will be remembered, Troy, as the victim of injustice, put to death without proof of guilt.
 
 
+13 # CL38 2011-09-21 15:30
A letter has been sent by prison officials asking that Troy's execution is stopped:

http://www.schr.org/action/resources/corrections_officials_sign_on_for_troy_davis

Let's imagine him being granted the miracle he deserves.
 
 
+25 # CCB5er34 2011-09-21 15:30
Terrible day in the Fascist States of Amerika, that is really what this country has become, it is a true shame, and I think that Georgia is disgusting and vile!
 
 
+27 # minkdumink 2011-09-21 15:37
meanwhile bush and cheney who killed half a million people and committed untold war crimes are free.
''all the criminals in the coats and the ties,are free to drink martini's and watch the sun rise,while rueben sits like buddha in a 10 foot cell,an innocent man in a living hell'' Bob Dylan
 
 
+21 # DaNeugii 2011-09-21 15:41
"...That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia. That's the night that they hung an innocent man. Well, don't trust your soul to no backwoods, Southern lawyer. 'Cos the judge in the town's got blood stains on his hands..."
 
 
+8 # JayS 2011-09-21 15:49
Why can't (or won't) Obama issue a presidential pardon? Clinton pardoned millionaire tax cheat Marc Rich.
 
 
+13 # bracero 2011-09-21 15:52
This is what's wrong with the death penalty.
It is readily apparent from the comments previously made that most people do not understand what is required to prove a person guilty of a criminal offense.
The law requires a person be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Not beyond all doubt,congectur ed doubt or any doubt but reasonable doubt.
In this case,the Georgia Parole Board could believe that even with the missing evidence there is sufficient evidence to determine Troy Davies guilty of the crime charged. This decision could be reached,I'm not saying it was, without regard to Mr. Davies skin color.
As long as we have the death penalty, this problem will not be solved as every case where groups determine a person's guilt or innocence, can lead to different interpretations of the facts.
This difference in interpretation of facts will in and of itself cause innocent people to be put to death. The only way to prevent this from happening is to abandon the death penalty.
 
 
+10 # Regina 2011-09-21 22:23
That's why the Innocence Project was organized. And they have established many erroneous executions. They will in all probability dig into this one. Only abolition of the death penalty will cure this cowboy paradise of its ultimate ailment.
 
 
+11 # CL38 2011-09-21 16:02
I posted this once and it was taken down. Hope that doesn't happen again.

Corrections Officials Advocate for Troy Davishttp://www .schr.org/actio n/resources/cor rections_offici als_sign_on_for _troy_davis
 
 
-22 # Ice9 2011-09-21 16:09
Maybe he is guilty.....what then...
 
 
+11 # CL38 2011-09-21 16:30
All but one of those who testified against him have recanted their testimony..said they were threatened / coerced by police to make false statements.

The only one who hasn't recanted is the person who's been named as the murderer.
 
 
-4 # soularddave 2011-09-21 16:41
prove it.
 
 
+3 # CL38 2011-09-21 17:05
He received a stay of execution!!!
 
 
+8 # Timaloha 2011-09-21 17:28
Quoting Ice9:
Maybe he is guilty.....what then...

Just the fact that you said "maybe" justifies granting Davis a stay untilhis guilt or innocence can be definitively established.
 
 
+13 # 1984 2011-09-21 16:19
I have always been against capital punishment. Capital punishment is pre meditated murder by a supposedly civilized state long after the immediate emotion of the underlying crime is gone.
Most murders are done by the criminal in a highly emotional state with little time for thought, judgment and restraint to prevail. The civilized society however has long thought of and planned to kill the criminal. This goes for guilty or not guilty. To me, capital punishment is barbaric and only teaches society that killing of another human being is ok.
 
 
+5 # leslie 2011-09-21 16:19
I don't understand what Rick Perry has to do with this man's execution. He just excused a man in Texas from the death penalty. If he could, wonder if he would. He is Gov. of Texas; not Georgia, but if he could it would be a star in his crown??

I believe Troy Davis is innocent and there was no reason not to grant him another trial. Even the ones who thought he might be guilty have changed their story and the courts won't even hear it.

I don't know what kind of justice system we have anymore. I hear of more unfair practices than fair ones. I'm for GOD being the Judge to ALL.
 
 
+7 # karenvista 2011-09-21 21:12
Quoting leslie:
I don't understand what Rick Perry has to do with this man's execution. He just excused a man in Texas from the death penalty.


I am a citizen of Rick Perry's Texas. We call him "the Ricktator" here. I have never heard of him ever "excusing a man from the death penalty." There have been stays granted but they have been granted by the Supreme Court.

If you have some sort of proof that Perry "excused a man in Texas from the death penalty" please post it so we can believe you. Otherwise it's fiction.

We executed Cameron Todd Willingham!! Perry was given a report prior to the execution from the country's foremost expert on arson who said that no arson occurred and therefore Willingham was innocent.

He fired the commissioner of the Texas Forensic Board which studied the case and was about to issue a finding that Willingham was innocent and appointed one of his good buddies as Commissioner to cover it up. When that didn't end it he got the Texas Attorney General, another good Republican buddy, to say that they could look at other cases but could no longer finish their work on the Cameron Todd Willingham case. But it will continue to come out over and over again.
 
 
+5 # Regina 2011-09-21 22:27
The only connection between Rick Perry and the Troy Davis execution in Georgia is Perry's record of executions in Texas and his recent boast about them.
 
 
+6 # kent 2011-09-21 16:19
I am praying for Troy Davis today and for all those persons who face his fate. It is more than time for the USA to really soul search and find a way to accomplish the goals of punishment for evil, without resorting to the death penalty.
 
 
+12 # oakes721 2011-09-21 16:27
The spectacle of innocence with a voice of dignity must truly anger those whose premeditated decision is to silence the sound of freedom.
 
 
+11 # reiverpacific 2011-09-21 16:33
Billie Holiday's song "Strange Fruit" is as true today as it was when she made her one and only bus trip as a performer through the South and saw the lynched bodies of black men "swingin' in the Southern Breeze" and never forgot it.
Check out the song http://youtu.be/h4ZyuULy9zs -and weep anew at this latter-day lynching in a sterile prison death house.
Mr Davis' had the misfortune to be convicted in a Southern State -I've seen this up close as I described in another RSN posting and even as a white guy, I'd hate to be in jail in that brutal Bible Belt, Jimmy Carter's good efforts notwithstanding . I am deeply saddened at this offence to both man and whatever God you believe in. For Gawd's sake, they have already take twenty-odd years of his life: isn't that enough?
As in King Lear "Handy-Dandy, which the justice, which the thief"!
I wonder if Leonard Peltier and Mumiya Abu-Jamal are listening to all this?
The Death penalty is not unlike suicide: a "permanent solution to a temporary problem" (in the case of "reasonable doubt!).
Finally, in the UK, before the death penalty was abolished, a certain Martin Muschamp was hung for allegedly shooting a police officer but soon after, another man was arrested and convicted of the crime; a nice example of the finality of official fallibility!
 
 
+13 # sophistkate 2011-09-21 16:43
"To remain neutral in situations of injustice
is to be complicit in that injustice" Desmond Tutu

that this should be allowed to happen says so much about who we are as a people. shame!!!!
 
 
+11 # Rara Avis 2011-09-21 16:45
I'm reminded of another innocent victim of the state, Joe Hill, a Union organizer with the Industrial Workers of the World. He was railroaded into being found guilty for robbing a grocery store out West where he was organizing copper miners in 1915. Even such a conservative when it came to labor as President Woodrow Wilson intervened but to no avail.

He said, "don't mourn, organize." I think Troy had much the same message. He wants us to rise up and stand up for him and those that the system unfairly accuses. We too can organize and fight this peacefully, with non-violence and constant protest.

Even supporters of Capital Punishment know that this is judicial murder. A stay of execution was the least a just society could have given this man. That they did not is a comment on our system of punishing murderers be they imagined or real.
 
 
+4 # CL38 2011-09-21 23:47
Stand up to the Rick Perry's and others on the right who cheer executing innocent people.
 
 
+4 # Ed 2011-09-21 17:01
The Great Satan has an unsatiable appetite for slaughter, either within [sic] the law (Troy Davis) or outside the law (Vietnam, Central America, Cuba, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya...). Yet we schmucks will still be buying Apple i-Phones, Intel processors, Big Macs, Coca-Cola and Hollywood drivel from USA tomorrow morning.
 
 
-8 # Ice9 2011-09-21 17:02
Maybe God will sort this out later?
 
 
+9 # jimpoet 2011-09-21 17:07
Dear Whys

Thanks for raising the matter of Troy Davis in your headlines. A learned legal analyst last night said that although some prosecution witnesses had recanted
some of the recantations were unreliable. There we are. In criminal justice the benefit of the doubt is given to the accused. The rush to execute should warn us that we are in the presence of what Michelle Alexander has called "The New Jim Crow". It is the same with Mumia Abu Jamal whose trial was substandard and riddled with violations..In 2008 a Native America,Leonard Peltier was denied parole after thirty years on death row. These three cases stand out for vengeance and not for justice. These three have not enjoyed the Protection Of The Law to which they are entitled. I appeal to Georgia. Do not allow your impatience result in an unintended lynching.
eusi Kwayana. Submitted by Jim Moreno
 
 
+7 # Activista 2011-09-21 17:08
How USA can call itself CIVILIZED society?
Obama at UN will have full mouth of Peace and Freedom - USA is SICK medieval SOCIETY.
 
 
+9 # jimpoet 2011-09-21 17:10
Dear Reader: Whatever happened to "beyond a reasonable doubt". As I'm writing this the injection is taking place and there is a reasonable doubt that the man is guilty.
Jim Crow in not gone. He dances in poison being injected into an black man's arm. Georgia should be ashamed. Jim Moreno
 
 
+2 # CL38 2011-09-21 17:10
7:10 p.m. 9/21/11

NAACP just spoke to Troy Davis's lawyer - no execution yet but also no confirmation of the stay!
 
 
+6 # BattleBorn 2011-09-21 17:15
GIVE HIM THE POLYGRAPH!
 
 
-5 # CL38 2011-09-21 17:45
Troy has a reprieve which could last anywhere between 1 - 7 days.
 
 
-17 # Ice9 2011-09-21 18:35
This guy killed a police officer. He was convicted and he has to pay for his sin. A great number of criminals claim that they are innocent after the fact.
 
 
+4 # reiverpacific 2011-09-21 22:30
Quoting Ice9:
This guy killed a police officer. He was convicted* and he has to pay for his sin. A great number of criminals claim that they are innocent after the fact.
Give us some examples please before you make this kind of reactionary, broad-brush declamation!
* Davis was convicted on shaky evidence, since recanted by seven out of nine so-called "witnesses" and re-evaluated by the original jurors, poor and subsequently disproven ballistics+dire ct evidence of intimidation by what is gradually emerging as the the real killer!'
Anyway, who the Hell made you judge, jury and bloody executioner? Enjoying this little excursion into "Freedom for a few", are you?"
Have you followed and studied the case or are you just another bloody-minded medievalist who considers state-sanctione d death by whatever means they deem expeditious (Hung, drawn and quartered or lethal injection are pretty much linear equals if you look at history and context for getting rid of troublesome individuals).
O' yes, and have you considered the legal term "reasonable doubt" as already mentioned in preceding posts.?
Have you considered that the Death Penalty is a last resort for an easily misinterpreted criminal act and the really bad guys often go free (I mean, look at Dick Cheyney for a start!).
Finally, check out the UK case of "R vs Martin Muschamp".
 
 
+4 # newscruzer1 2011-09-21 18:43
Speaking from my own experience I can say ,"the only people who have any faith in the judicial system are only those who have failed to have any dealings with it"
The courtroom is not about justice, it is a chess game played out between those with over inflated egos, with a win at all cost approach, regardless of who gets hurt in the process.
Where justice is spelled.... JUST-US!
 
 
+6 # dvlegare 2011-09-21 19:34
But what then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared? For there to be equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life. -Albert Camus, writer, philosopher, Nobel laureate (1913-1960)
 
 
+3 # CL38 2011-09-21 20:14
No, he didn't kill anyone. Read the facts of the case in detail.
 
 
+3 # leslie 2011-09-21 21:23
I just read where the Supreme court said go ahead and kill him. Such a shame and I would hate to be the one who made that decision.
 
 
+3 # reiverpacific 2011-09-21 21:31
Well known song.
"Georgia, Georgia, no peace you'll find,
every time a black dies, I'll have Georgia on my mind!"
My arrangements to leave the "Fragmented States" begin today (they've been fermenting for a while), as the rest of the country seems to be following suit in mean-spiritedne ss (RSN folks and some others excepted).
Troy Davis is your Martin Muschamp (UK) and I hope he wasn't lynched in vain, as he himself hoped.
O' aye Georgia; -enjoy the 2012 Masters -I won't be watching!
 
 
+3 # CL38 2011-09-21 22:34
Just read that the Supreme Court gave the approval to murder / execute Troy Davis.

There have been many innocent people executed through our "justice" system. The cumulative blatant disregard for the lives of people who don't belong to the privileged world of corporations and the wealthy has just created the critical mass to push the American people to the tipping point.
 
 
+1 # leslie 2011-09-21 23:08
I am sorry if I put out something on Rick Perry that was wrong as I was going by someone's post from this morning. I am searching for that post now as that was the first I had heard about it. Supposedly while on the stand he was referred to as a black man and that set him free???? Sounds wierd anyway, doesn't it? But I got so upset over Troy and thought that was so unfair that they would let off a guilty one because of one comment.

Please excuse and if this is still up will post when and if I find out the truth. Please forgive.

Lee
 
 
+8 # Barbara N Shabo RN 2011-09-21 23:41
This proves that we are not really in a post civil rights era. Watching this sad story unfold makes me sick.
When I was l listening to Rick Perry and the tea party audience extol the virtues of executing people, I couldn't help wondering what an MRI of their brains would look like.
 
 
0 # TrueAmericanPatriot 2011-09-22 16:33
Quoting Brooklyn Basics:
This proves that we are not really in a post civil rights era. Watching this sad story unfold makes me sick.
When I was l listening to Rick Perry and the tea party audience extol the virtues of executing people, I couldn't help wondering what an MRI of their brains would look like.


You will more than likely see an empty skull.
 
 
+4 # MEBrowning 2011-09-22 01:17
Remember all the hoopla around Terry Schiavo? Guess the country's leaders would rather keep a brain-dead white person alive than a potentially innocent black person.
 
 
+4 # Midwestgeezer 2011-09-22 08:24
I do not know nor does anyone, I suspect, whether or not Mr. Davis was guilty. It does not matter. To execute him was barbaric. If he was innocent, it was both barbaric and criminal. What is it that causes people to believe that to execute anyone is justifiable?
 
 
+3 # Grace 2011-09-22 09:35
There have been too many innocent people killed by the state. Even 1 is too many. We must care more about a human life. Capital punishment is against the teachings of all major world religions: Thou shalt not kill. Our country is not in a good place when a very shaky case against a man is deemed adequate to kill him.
 
 
+1 # swrussel 2011-09-22 09:59
Here's one still among the living. For now. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/09/death-row-indian/
 
 
+1 # bvinson 2011-09-22 10:44
I find the whole procedure against Mr. Davis reprehensible and evil. Frankly, I believe in the death penalty for KNOWN murderers and rapists, etc., but I do NOT believe in executing anyone where there is a shadow of a doubt of guilt. Georgia, that prejudiced State, went ahead and executed Troy Davis ANYWAY. Even the Supreme Court wanted nothign to do with the case. In other words, the country turned its back on him despite our many letters and phone calls. The stupid people involved in his death should be thrown out of office. The pigs.
 

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