Friday, 23 September 2011

Comes a Time...I am NOT TROY DAVIS

There will come a time when we are all called to account. Whether it is in this life or another - somewhere down the road we all have to meet up with justice - it's a belief I hold fervently to without having to appeal to the existence of a God. But when that reckoning comes, be it from Gods, Angels, Politicians or Policemen I want the world to know that I was unafraid to say this...


Image Courtesy of 'The Blue Gal'



  1. The State of Georgia has brought shame on all of us. Justice - that particular Southern State doesn't know the meaning of the word.

  2. Don't forget to mention where you got that. Thanks. :D

  3. A very sad case indeed. I wonder if we will ever learn the truth.

  4. I am sickened and saddened by the case of Troy Davis. I stayed up all night on Twitter following a Guardian reporter tweeting updates on the case and the impending execution. I kept watch with a morbid sense of curiosity, anger and sadness. At one point there was hope that the US Supreme Court would intervene but this potentially innocent man was yet again put through the torture of a delayed execution, an execution that this time went ahead.

    Words cannot describe the sadness, disgust and anger I feel at the treatment of this man and his murder. Because that's what it was. A murder.

    The best thing we can all do is continue the fight for all the Troy Davis's out there, so that his murder would not have been in vain. Maybe, just maybe his murder will be the beginning of the end and the abolition of the death penalty.

    In the words of Gandhi:

    'An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind'.

  5. I almost feel like I should apologize for living in the (gasp!) state of Georgia. My only solace is that I don't live in the state of Texas.

  6. Sue I must admit that the plethora of laws which exist which are 'different' from State to State (Or maybe it's the penalties and not the laws?) leaves me confused. In some respects this may be the problem. Because so many are different it's tough for campaigners to tackle the issues caused by them? I don't know. I was reading this week of a woman who was sentenced to Life imprisonment for making a 13 year old boy touch her bra covered breast. Sure, she deserved to be punished - but life imprisonment? Even the judge apologised before sentencing her saying 'The State says it is the only sentence I can give you.'

    There's a good chance her sentence would have been less if she had killed the boy. There is something systemically, structurally wrong with the American judicial system but to reform it would require a massive undertaking. Yet it needs to be done. There seems to me to much of an overlap between Politicians and their future prospects and the fate of someone found guilty of crime.

    Sewshootme - I just couldn't believe they had gone ahead. Their action when confronted with what amounted to 'reasonable doubt' was to kill him because then the 'problem goes away'. I don't mean this disparagingly toward any American friends but it seems to be the American way - if it's a problem then blow it up, kill it, remove it, rather than sitting down and dealing with it.

    Delores - I think with his execution the opportunity for ever getting to the truth has now gone.

    Blue Gal - Done.

    Susan - no need to apologize - it could just as easily have been any State from a large number of States in the USA. Texas for me, an outsider, seems to be where things are toughest.

    Austan. Yeah.