Sunday, September 14, 2008

Don't Kill Troy Davis

Please read Macon D.'s thoughtful and thought-provoking post on Troy Davis, the man the Governor of Georgia intends to have executed on September 23rd, even though nobody believes any more that he actually did the crime. I'm in a dark space today and don't feel much like writing, but Macon said it all anyway. One question does occur to me, though. If a governor executes an innocent man, doesn't that make the governor a murderer? I'm just sayin' is all.

12 comments:

Rethabile said...

If the if is right, then the governor is a sopping murderer.

Many GOP office holders like to kill people to prove that they have cojones, that they aren't weaklings. And that's the honest truth.

I haven't even bothered to check whether this guy is GOP or not. i just took it to be so.

Changeseeker said...

Hey, Rethabile. How would we know the difference between the GOP and the other guys? They all seem the same to me most of the time. Sigh. And yes, they claim it's about morals, but clearly it's more about proving "manliness" (a euphamism for "power"). It's a sad world when power/manliness is proven by killing. Like squashing a bug. They don't understand what it does to their spirits, do they? When does it stop? And what would it take to stop it? Incidentally, I was on your space last night. I love the "listen to" features.

Stephen Bess said...

They should at least delay to investigate. So many have died this way. Sad.

Changeseeker said...

They've investigated, Stephen. That's what so forlorn about it. They know he didn't do it, but appeals can only be won on an issue of procedure or a technicality, if I remember right. The matter of guilt and innocence is supposed to be decided at the lower level. Or something like that. Anyway, they've committed all this time and money to the process and it's like they can't walk away without the last step. Amnesty International is all up into the case, but it doesn't matter. Only the Governor has "the power" to stop it now and he doesn't seem predisposed to do so, for whatever reason.

Macon D said...

Thanks for the link, Changeseeker. The racist death penalty is so frustrating and infuriating, but Davis's situation is especially maddening.

Rethabile said...

By God, they're going to kill him.

Changeseeker said...

It appears so, Rethabile. For a so-called "Christian nation," there seems to be a commitment to NOT believing that there is, in fact, a God. I mean, if there is a God, then what goes around DOES come around. But many people in the U.S. -- particularly those in power -- seldom seem concerned about that. Hopefully, the U.S. Supreme Court or SOMEBODY will intervene. A news update on the situation appears here.

Rethabile said...

Didn't I read somewhere that the the U.S. Supreme Court is on holiday and won't convene until the 29th of September?

Rethabile said...

Yes, I did, second paragraph here:
slepton.com

Changeseeker said...

Nevertheless, yesterday's Atlanta Constitution article (link above) says the U.S. Supreme Court is still expected to weigh in...? Any bets that Clarence Thomas would/will vote to allow the execution? What a drum major for justice HE isn't.

DOUGLAS FIELD said...

SENATOR OBAMA, ANOTHER POSSSIBLE innocent poorer black american NEEDS YOUR VOICE OF JUSTICE & CHANGE ???


DOES GOD NEED TO LOBBY OUR US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD ON BEHALF OF OUR POORER AMERICAN’S,SENATOR OBAMA,OR ARE YOU WATCHING OUT FOR THEM ??

**SURELY OUR US CONGRESS & US SUPREME COURT BOTH KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STATE MURDER IN GEORGIA & A POSSIBLE EXECUTION IN GEORGIA THIS WEEK ?

OUR US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD CONTINUE TO DENY MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION EVEN THOUGH WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS & FALSE INCARCERATIONS CONTINUE ALL ACROSS AMERICA ???

*** 700 BILLION $$$ AVAILABLE FOR US BAILOUT, & NO $$$ FOR ALL POORER AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ???????

WHERE ARE AMERICA ‘S RELIGIOUS LEADERS ??
SENATOR OBAMA, THIS JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM, AND NO LONGER CAN BE KEPT HIDDEN OR SECRET FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVEN IF CERTAIN (501c3) U$ RELIGIOU$ LEADER$ HAVE BEEN $ILENCED ??

LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS CONTINUE TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL INJUSTICE CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK & LATINO AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****
The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.

Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus with our US FEDERAL COURTS and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!
***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com
(424-247-2013)

Changeseeker said...

This is a fairly weird comment, Douglas Field, but I'm going to go with it. It seems to be true, respectful of the blog, and relevant. And I'm not paying for this space. I'm guessing this is a topic you feel very strongly about for a particular reason. God bless.