Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rest In Peace Troy Davis

Troy Davis was killed today. Just a few short words from a few judges decided a man's permanent fate despite the serious doubts about his guilt. He could be my brother, my father, my husband-- my son. When will stories like this be 'once upon a time' and not here, now, in my own backyard? A painful reminder for me to do my part.

Rest in Peace Troy Davis. I hope you find it in the elusive hereafter. God knows you didn't find it here

8 comments:

sprogblogger said...

When I went to bed, I didn't think the stay was just a 4-hour delay. This is a really sad moment for America.

Aisha said...

I was about to go to bed when a law school friend shared the Supreme Court order-- a few words and just like that-- I'd rather a 100 Casey Anthony's walk free than because of the doubt over her innocence then for one man to have to die when there was doubt- so so much doubt. I furthermore find it cruel and unusual that this man had to sit hours from being killed for the FOURTH time not knowing if he'd live or die- and then to get a stay and be executed four hours later-- I feel like as Americans we try to set a higher bar- at least that's the rhetoric- the rhetoric failed here.

katery said...

so awful :( i am definitely not a death penalty advocate.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Yes.

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

Doubt is doubt ... the final decision deserves to rest heavily somewhere.
A sad day indeed.

mystic said...

It was just unacceptable. This is not America. Death Penalty itself is a cruel thing in view of doubts (and in this case doubts after doubts).

Extremely sad day!

Aisha said...

Exactly. It's very distressing to say the least. I hope one day this will be a thing of the past. But not soon enough.

Kamille Elahi said...

This is very disturbing. It's horrible that this man could have been innocent and yet the judge sent him to his death like this.

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