Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tears

Tonight Troy Anthony Davis was put to death by the state of Georgia. It may not matter to many people, but to me, it does. He was convited without any physical evidence linking him to the crime he was convicted of. Seven witnesses eventually recanted their testimony claiming that it was given under coersion. I was taught that letting a guilty man go free was far preferable than punishing an innocent man. Tonight has broken all of faith in the concept of justice. For several years, I have been writing letters and signing petitions in support of Troy. Tonight I sit here crying because justice has been perverted and a family has been torn apart.
His last words were a blessing to his executioners. May we never forget that a life was taken in the name of justice, but that justice, as it has been codified, was not served. May the souls of all innocent people everywhere be given peace. May we all never forget that all people who believe in the idea of justice must remain vocal critics of a legal system that disproprtionately prosecutes the poor, the powerless and on the basis of the color of skin and religion.

2 comments:

  1. I'm with you on this one. Very sad and very, very wrong. I feel for his family.

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  2. Thanks for your comment and welcome, Vivienne.

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