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Thursday, September 22, 2011


JACKSON, Ga. – Staff at a prison here executed convicted murderer
Troy Davis by lethal injection and pronounced him dead at 11:08 p.m. ET on Wednesday, said Kristen Stancil, a spokeswoman at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison. - USA TODAY

Last night, the killers at a Georgia prison killed a man by lethal injection. Any way I look at it, is is murder. It is murder just as plain and obvious as the murder the accused man was convicted of doing.

The specifics of the case can be found in many places on the web. I won't waste time repeating them here except to say that the man convicted of the murder (Troy Davis) has a substantial case of reasonable doubt. At every appeal, the case has not been reconsidered with a due and careful process. The fact that this man may indeed be innocent should be enough for the courts in the US to be painstaking in their search for the truth. The main point of interest to me is that several witness at the original trial have withdrawn or recanted their testimony. One went so far as to say she saw who did it and it was not Mr. Davis.

The conclusion I have come to is that the state of Georgia and its legal minds are bloodthirsty and pathetically fearful of being wrong. This fear has led them to kill a man in cold blood. Hiding under the cover of the law, fear is still fear and the actions in Georgia is just as intolerable as any murder.

When will my country learn that killing a man does nothing? My country is the first to protest the killing of people around the world, yet we put a man to death. The hypocrisy is nauseating to me. America is guilty of genocide. My country has done so in the past and continues to do so under the guise of the legal system. Shame on you Georgia ... shame on you.

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