human rights battles Troy Davis
21 September 2011, the state of Georgia fried his ass and the human aspect of it did not matter.
22 September 2011 Update- Especially in the state of Georgia, do we ever do anything good? In the name of humanity, why is everything white, hatred, revenge, alcohol or drug driven? Where is our courage? Where is the spirit of turning the other cheek? Where is our ability to forgive? Why cannot we be a first, a new shiny example in the name of humanity? Just like our heavy baptist influence? "Thy shall not kill", but who gives a "flying fuck"? Georgia, the state where two wrongs makes a right.
Officials continue to allow this deeply-flawed, extremely arbitrary and severely-biased (both economically and racially) system to run rampant without checks, balances or concern for moral decency, a dysfunctional destructive force in denial about its own deeply embedded flaws. Justice or "just one more" level of brutality in an already too violent culture. People are hungry for a better system of justice.
21 September 2011 Update- "It is killing me, to tell you the truth." Troy Davis, the condemned inmate who convinced hundreds of thousands of people but not the justice system of his innocence, filed an eleventh-hour plea Wednesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Georgia authorities from executing him for the murder of an off-duty police officer. What next?
Same day 3 or 4 hours later:
After a torturous delay of more than 4 hours, the state of Georgia has just killed Troy Anthony Davis.
"My heart is heavy. I am sad and angry." The state of Georgia has proven what we already know. Governments cannot be trusted with the awful power over life and death.
Today, Georgia didn't just kill Troy Davis, they killed the faith and confidence that many Georgians, Americans and Troy Davis supporters worldwide used to have in our criminal justice system.
Our Abolish the Death Penalty Campaign team, met with Troy Davis yesterday to convey the support from Troy Davis supporters. Troy sent this message back to you:
"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. I'm in good spirits and I'm prayerful and at peace."
Let's take a moment to honor the life of Troy Davis and Mark MacPhail. Then, let's take all of our difficult feelings and re-double our commitment to abolition of the death penalty.
Please pledge to continue this fight because it is far from over.
This Friday at 7 pm EST, please join us for a special call to discuss Troy Davis' case, what your work means for the death penalty abolition movement as a whole and what we can do next.
I am Troy Davis. You are Troy Davis. We will not stop fighting for justice. Amnesty International.
human rights battles Troy Davis' execution date has been set for September 21st.
Since his conviction, seven of the nine witnesses recanted their statements, new witnesses have come forward identifying another man as the murderer, and the alleged murder weapon has not been found. Amnesty International
Despite these new developments, the state of Georgia is putting Davis on track to be executed. You can help save Troy Davis' life by adding your voice to the NAACP's "name wall" and asking the Georgia Parole Board to commute his sentence:
I have already added my name, and urge you to do the same. This truly is a matter of life and death.
Please help save Troy Davis' life, now cause. Amnesty International
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