When The System Plays God

Today Troy Davis was put to death by lethal injection for the killing of an off-duty policeman in 1989. For the 22 years he’s been languishing behind bars waiting for the needle to be placed into his arm to make his heart stop beating  he has declared his innocence. Yes, he was at the scene, that can’t be denied. Yes, there were witnesses but Davis swore he didn’t have a gun nor did he pull the trigger. However the jury found him guilty and chose for him to cease to walk amongst us. Over the two decades that Troy has been patiently waiting on death row new evidence emerged that another man at the scene was indeed the culprit. Three members of the jury at the 1991 trial also have come forward expressing doubts about their verdict. Despite all of this, the state Of Georgia refused to allow an investigation  into the new findings but instead they preferred to take a life rather than remove all doubts. Troy’s final words were for the family of the slain policeman “I’d like to address the MacPhail family. Let you know, despite the situation you are in, I’m not the one who personally killed your son, your father, your brother. I am innocent,”
Whatever your thoughts about the death sentence, a system that isn’t foolproof and can allow one innocent person to die is unacceptable.

Psst I hope for everyone’s sakes he was guilty because that’s one  mighty big friggin call.

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5 responses to “When The System Plays God

  1. When former President Carter, the Pope, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the former FBI director William S Sessions amongst many have doubts about the evidence against Davis and call for a stay of execution, it beggars belief that the Supreme Court does not have any doubts about the safety of Troy’s conviction

    Seems the Supreme Court would rather risk an innocent man be executed than admit the US justice system may be less than perfect !!!

  2. Georgia…USA …say no more….

  3. Fairy Face

    This is why my brother, the criminal lawyer is against the death penalty.
    This is so wrong, he reckons our own judicial system stinks as well. It’s not only in America. We have handed down some bizarre sentences lately.
    Those Lebanese guys got 53 years for Rape and Carl WIlliams got 25 years for murdering x amount of people.
    A sister who killed her sister by stabbing her 50 odd times got 6 and a half years.
    WTF?

  4. “Whatever your thoughts about the death sentence, a system that isn’t foolproof and can allow one innocent person to die is unacceptable.

    Psst I hope for everyone’s sakes he was guilty because that’s one mighty big friggin call.”

    Amen to that.

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