STRANGE SENSE OF EQUALITY IN AMERICA AS TROY DAVIS IS LEGALLY MURDERED IN GEORGIA

… BUT RACISM PREVAILS!
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Despite worldwide demonstrations to stop the legal lynching of Troy Davis by the State of Georgia, he was put to death by lethal injection late last night.
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There was a glimmer of hope moments before the scheduled execution when a reprieve was ordered by the the State …. a reprieve that allowed him to live for another three hours.
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Davis Is Executed in Georgia
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Grant Blankenship for The New York Times

Protesters outside the prison after Troy Davis was executed on Wednesday night. Reporters who witnessed his death said Mr. Davis remained defiant about his innocence until the end.

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JACKSON, Ga. — Proclaiming his innocence, Troy Davis was put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday night, his life — and the hopes of supporters worldwide — prolonged by several hours while the Supreme Court reviewed but then declined to act on a petition from his lawyers to stay the execution.

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Full report from the New York Times HERE

This final chapter before his execution had become an international symbol of the battle over the death penalty and racial imbalance in the justice system.
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Ironically, in a move to counter such thoughts another execution took place in Texas … White Supremacist Executed for Texas Dragging ( Report HERE)
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There was no public outcry against this particular execution, neither was there the mass mourning that followed it as was the case in Davis’ MURDER.
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One White and guilty, one Black and innocent, is this what the Administration calls equality?

8 Comments

  1. Olga Brajnović said,

    September 22, 2011 at 13:48

    I think killing doesn’t fix anything, it makes everything worst. I’m against death penalty. I didn’t know about the Texas case, I was following the Georgia case. I Think that a State that can put a felon in prison for life, doesn’t need to kill them. Killing is killing no matter is legal or not and that with death penalty and with so many other things. And there is no way back when you kill somebody. So if there is a mistake as if it seems is the case of troy Davis, there is no way of reparation. When I heard about death penalty I think in revenge more than justice. That has to finish. As I understand the world and life, nobody has the right to take away the life of a human being no matter what reason, because that life is not property of anybody but his titular. You are not superior to claim that right over other people, that was the Nazi theory. life is the only thing a person really owns at the beginning all the way to the natural end. If during this time the person makes mistakes o bad things has to confront justice, not revenge or retaliations and lees of all retaliations in family members or love ones or to random people living near. And if is attacked and the life is in danger there is the right of proportional self defense.

  2. September 22, 2011 at 15:27

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  3. Mike said,

    September 22, 2011 at 20:06

    Sad, shocking and bizarre. The US is a barbaric nation. Killing is only justified in two cases: self defense and food. This killing of Davis meets none of these criteria. Anything else is just murder. I left the US a long time ago part of my reasons including the existence and application of the death penalty. No nation can call itself civilized if it has the death penalty on the books.

  4. RJ OGuillory said,

    September 22, 2011 at 20:52

    …amazing number of “officials” looking the other way last night,…
    ….everyone thinking , ‘well, it’s just some black guy”,….but eventually the cruelty, unfairness and plain “wrong” will come home to haunt all of us…..white, black, brown…..the only color that means a thing these days is gold and green,…..money and wealth,…the combination can change the hearts of men like no other commodity on the planet,….sad for these people who participated in this execution, but didn’t have the nerve to stop themselves,……and for those expecting the Supreme’s to step into this investigatory abortion,…that is funny! Yes, let us stop kid-napping and torturing the other dark folk of the planet, so that we can reconsider our racist application of the death penalty to a US Citizen who it appears,…..did not kill any off-duty cop?

    The truth is an interesting fish,…..

    Regards,

    RJ O’Guillory
    Author-
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  5. FatNSassy said,

    September 22, 2011 at 22:48

    A poster under one of the Davis’ stories noticed the irony that there was huge doubt about the guilt of Davis, yet there was NO doubt about the guilt of the white supremacist. Yet the family of his victim, the Byrd family, asked for the death penalty to be waved. Those are the kind of role models we need to take us to a higher consciousness.

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  7. Deborah said,

    September 22, 2011 at 23:43

    I am horrified that Troy Davis was murdered by his country but not at all surprised because the U.S. is one of the most barbaric countries on earth.

    Obama as the first black president has failed in his duty to do something about the numbers of black prison inmates and about the number of black prisoners awaiting legalised murder on death row. Obviously Obama is far too busy serving his Israeli/AIPAC masters. He is a disgrace and I hope his legacy haunts him to his last day.

    This is part of an email I received today and I am sharing it as a reminder of the real human cost of America’s evil so-called legal system…….

    His sister, Kim Davis, wanted to tell you what her brother said before he died:

    “When Troy saw that more than 250,000 Change.org members signed a petition that was delivered to the board in his name, he called to tell me he was deeply moved. He told me he knew that he had supporters around the world, but he had no idea that the support was that widespread.”

    Kim has said that she’ll keep fighting, for the next Troy Davis and the one after that. And she knows so many of us will join her in this fight.

    Troy Davis was not alone when he died. Thank you for standing with him.

  8. zon said,

    September 25, 2011 at 07:16

    If there is such a thing as a god that is remotely good, then america and israel will have a lot of explaining to do to him, if god doesnt exist then there is going to be no justice for the unjust, if an evil god exists then god is the one who has a lot of explaining to do to his creation


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