By now I am sure you’ve heard that GA prisoner Troy Davis was executed last night after a lengthy legal battle. Davis was executed by lethal injection just shy of midnight yesterday despite numerous unanswered questions surrounding his conviction.
It should be noted that the controversy surrounding the pleas of a “stay of execution,” has nothing to do with race — at least for me. The death penalty has always rubbed me the wrong way. As a firm believer in the creator, I find the death penalty to be a complete contradiction to spirituality. However, that aside, it also is too much of a final decision. Plain and simple you can’t right that wrong.
Based on the evidence I have sifted through there are far too many question to be answered regarding an array of loose ends on this case. While I won’t get into the specifics today (you can google it yourself), it’s abundantly clear that justice was not served.
Per CBS News:
Strapped to a gurney in Georgia’s death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he did not kill police officer Mark MacPhail. Just a few feet away behind a glass window, MacPhail’s son and brother watched in silence.
Outside the prison, a crowd of more than 500 demonstrators cried, hugged, prayed and held candles. They represented hundreds of thousands of supporters worldwide who took up the anti-death penalty cause as Davis’ final days ticked away.
“I am innocent,” Davis said moments before he was executed Wednesday night. “All I can ask … is that you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight.”
Prosecutors and MacPhail’s family said justice had finally been served.
An injustice ANYWHERE is a threat to JUSTICE EVERYWHERE – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Popularity: 1% [?]