Troy Davis R.I.P.

September 23, 2011
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Voice of the Day

September 23, 2011

“There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.”

– Troy Anthony Davis


Cartoon of the Day

September 23, 2011


Troy Davis Will Live On

September 23, 2011

It’s two days later and I’m still numb.

Numb from the anger. Numb from sadness. Numb from the heartbreak.

The executioner’s won again.

The barbarians that rule over the justice system got their way again.

Another innocent man, another Black man, murdered by the government.

But this time the world was watching and so were many people in the US, for a change.

Troy’s case struck a nerve.

Troy’s execution has exposed the unfairness and barbarity of the death penalty to alot of people.

Troy’s execution has educated alot of people about the US criminal justice system.

Troy’s execution has awoken alot of sleepy minds.

All of this powerful. All of this is a force.

A force for change.

May Troy’s tragedy be just that.

A force for change.

Real change.

For once and for all.

May this wave of anger and outrage over Troy’s legal lynching result in a powerful new abolitionist movement, everyone united, fighting harder than ever, to abolish the death penalty.

And to continue to challenge and expose the racism, injustice and inequality of the US criminal justice system.

Troy Anthony Davis, you will NEVER be forgotten.

Brother, Your struggle is Our struggle.

WE ARE TROY DAVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Georgia Board of Pardons Rejects Clemency for Troy Davis

September 20, 2011

The decision has been made.

Despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence, a nameless, faceless, board of political appointees, gave the green light for Troy Davis’ execution.

It is a shameful, unjust and disgraceful decision.

But not unexpected.

The justice system does not work for us.

Blacks, Latinos and all people of color.

It is a rotten system that cannot be reformed.

The injustice, inequality and racism that is so prevalent in the US justice system is a reflection of the society at large that we live in.

The justice system does not operate in a vacuum. It is an integral part of our society, such as it is.

Another innocent man, another black man will be executed for no other reason than the color of his skin and the color of the murder victim’s skin. That is always the damning evidence after all.

For Troy Davis, more than 20 years of physical, mental and spiritual torture has not been enough.

The final stage of a monstrous injustice is about to be committed on Wednesday.

What’s happening to Troy Davis is a legal lynching. It is not hyperbole.

The courts convict people to die without any physical evidence and no murder weapon.

It is a nation of barbarians that we live in.

A nation that is cruel, inhumane, and supremely undemocratic.

Troy Davis’ blood is on all of us.

Those watching and those that are asleep.

There will be no closure for Troy, his family, and his supporters.

There will be no closure for the murder victim’s wife and mother who have been energetically calling for Troy’s execution.

There will be no closure for all the victims of the US justice system.

There will be no closure until the death penalty is abolished in the United States.

And There will be no final and complete closure until we live in a truly just and equal society.


Troy Davis Update

September 20, 2011

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles met with Troy’s legal team today but decided to delay a decision on whether to grant or deny him clemency.

The execution is scheduled for Wednesday.

I’m not sure how today’s inaction by the board will affect the planned execution.

Hopefully, the right decision to save Troy from Georgia’s killing machine, will be made tomorrow.

Praying for Troy and his family.

Solidarity!!!!!!


The Greatest

September 20, 2011

Mariano Rivera is the Greatest Relief Pitcher in the history of Baseball.

It’s been that way for years but, with baseball being a game that’s consumed and defined by statistics and records, it became official today.

602 saves.

Add 5 World Series rings.

Add 42 postseason saves with a 0.71 ERA.

Add countless clutch performances in the playoffs.

Add the class and grace that personifies Mariano on and off the field.

Untouchable.

The Greatest.