I haven’t written in a few days because I was debating as to if I was going to write this particular post or not. The execution of Troy Davis has once again reaffirmed that not only is the American Justice system broken, but that (in my opinion) racism is still alive and well and that that Law Enforcement Club will take care of its own even when there is enough doubt out there to question the original verdict in this case. This execution really pissed me off. It was just another example of the HUMONGOUS GAP in what justice is and isn’t and the fact that “justice” is definitely biased in this nation and not blind like people try to present it to be. What is my basis for saying this some may ask….well let’s examine a few things:
- As of weeks before the execution, 7 of the 9 witnesses in the original had recanted their testimony, some of them saying that they were coerced by police to say they saw Troy Davis kill Officer MacPhail.
- There was NO physical evidence, NO Gun recovered, NO DNA linking Troy Davis to the murder scene.
- Troy Davis maintained his innocence the whole time.
- There were character witnesses that were never interviewed by the prosecution that could have aided Troy Davis’ case.
- There were witnesses that came forth to say that after Troy Davis was convicted that another man confessed to the killing of Officer MacPhail.
The Georgia Parole Board at the very least could’ve commuted the death sentence and changed it to life in prison but they didn’t. Well I can only assume that they wouldn’t do that for a convicted murderer and that’s why it didn’ t happen for Troy Davis. But wait, they did do that for a convicted murderer who admitted that he murdered the people, and that there was rock solid evidence for. Don’t believe it, try reading this
and do some additional research on Samuel David Crowe and this case, like Troy Davis’ case, was in Georgia and went before the same Georgia Parole Board. Maybe it’s nothing, Mr. Crowe is a white man while Mr. Davis was a black man.
Well then if that’s not enough, a judge in Tennessee granted bail 25 year old Lindsay Lowe, the woman who hid her pregnancy from her family, had her twin boys, and then proceeded to kill them because she didn’t want her family to find out. So it’s okay for this 25 year old white woman to kill her twins, and then be granted a low bail because according to all of the people who came to support her during her bond hearing Lindsay is, “A sweet and humble person who is widely loved and respected. Lindsey is a model daughter and we love her very much. She’s as good as it gets.” I wonder if the judge would’ve been lenient in Tennessee if the person who did this didn’t come from an upper middle class white family with all of the support that was there for her in court.
Bottom line for me is that I don’t know if Troy Davis was innocent or not. What I do know is that there was enough doubt to warrant a re-trial no matter what any judge had to say because I know, coming from a family stacked with Law Enforcement officials, that those in charge of enforcing the law are always going to be tougher on those that actually or are accused of harming one of their own. Now addressing the issue of justice for the MacPhail family, I believe that they are 100% in the right of seeking justice, however what happens if this case is pursued and proven that Troy Davis was innocent, will the MacPhail family that is 100% positive that Troy Davis did it now apologize to Troy’s family, will the State of Georgia unveil some kind of “Undo the Death Penalty Button”? Will the DA, State, Federal, and Supreme Court Judges, apologize to the Davis family? Probably not, and then they will all have to realize that not only were they wrong but that their stubbornness and error caused an innocent man his life.
WAKE UP PEOPLE AND GET THE PICTURE! JUSTICE AND LIBERTY ARE NOT EQUAL FOR ALL! IF IT GETS PROVEN THAT TROY DAVIS WAS INNOCENT I’LL BE EXPECTING THE STATE OF GEORGIA TO ARREST ALL OF THE JUDGES (INCLUDING SUPREME COURT JUSTICES), THE DA’S, THE POLICE INVOLVED, THE MEMBERS OF THE GEORGIA PAROLE BOARD INVOLVED IN MAKING THE DECISION TO UPHOLD THE DEATH SENTENCE OF TROY DAVIS, AS WELL AS ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED TO BE ARRESTED FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER AT BEST, FIRST DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER AT THE WORST AND FOR THEM TO RECEIVE THE MAXIMUM PENALTY ALLOWED UNDER THE LAW, AFTER ALL IF WE THE PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE MISTAKES WITHOUT PENALTY OF THE LAW, NEITHER SHOULD THE JUDGES, POLICE, LAWYERS, CORRECTIONS AND ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED BE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH A POTENTIAL MISTAKE IF IT’S PROVEN THAT MR. DAVIS WAS INNOCENT.
I’m going to leave it at that now.