To be honest, I really don't know what to say about this. I can only express a regret that comes deep down from the under belly of my soul. I like to keep it light and casual around here but this is crazy. To those unfamiliar with Troy Davis and his case, basically Davis went to a party back in 89' and afterward two shootings occur and because it was easier to link the two shootings together instead of doing police work or admitting they had no evidence, Davis was charged with both. Oh. Did I mention one of the victims is a white cop?
But Wait! That's Not All Folks!
After the trial or what I like to call "trail" when I don't give a shit and ignore common shit like editing, it was found in 2004, well after Davis had been convicted that numerous witnesses changed or recanted testimony. There was even talk of police coercion involved in obtaining statements. If you couple those facts along with the fact absolutely no physical evidence of any sort tied Davis to the shooting of dead white cop at any point, then at the very least the case should probably be looked at again because reasonable doubt is introduced right?
Turns out, the judicial system was to busy thinking of ways to make witness tampering more efficient than worrying about menial things such as "evidence" for Troy Davis. This country should be ashamed. Even a letter from former president Jimmy Carter could not persuade an illogical Georgia court system to give the case a fair shake.
"Executing Troy Davis without a real examination of potentially exonerating evidence risks taking the life of an innocent man and would be a grave miscarriage of justice. The citizens of Georgia should demand the highest standards of proof when our legal system condemns on our behalf a man or woman to die."-Jimmy Carter
I'm not a lawyer, law enforcement officer or a psychic so I can't say 100% Davis was innocent but, I can say that I don't need to be any one of those things to know when doubt is introduced into a case. Never mind the fact Troy Davis appeared to be as innocent as Casey Anthony was guilty, at the very least execution should have been off the table with so much uncertainty lingering. Fuck closure when a man's life is in the balance. If people want blood that bad then they should get their own hands dirty.
This is the end of my rant.
I hope the ghost of Troy Davis haunts everyone involved in the case, sneaks into their homes causing mischief and subsequently lowers their property values while increasing their insurance rates.
Ghosts of the murdered innocent insurance should be sky high now right?