I hadn’t followed the Troy Davis case but then I read this op-ed. I understand that friends and family want justice, but this is not it.
Americans invoke the name of God every chance they get, but ignore his commandments when it doesn’t suit them. Thou shalt not kill. (I’m agnostic).
I know people in this country like to think we’re better than everyone else, but so many times when we get the opportunity to prove it we fail. IE: We’re better than the Moslem extremists, in America we practice freedom of religion, except don’t put a mosque downtown. We’re slipping in so many areas, science, innovation, education, because we don’t seem to value knowledge and learning anymore. And now this.
I never supported capital punishment, but after researching my book about unsolved homicides and learning what I did about witness testimony I feel very strongly that if you’re going to put someone to death you shouldn’t do it without physical evidence. It feels like such a “duh” thing to say. I can’t believe anyone would argue with this point. I also want to point out that I say this feeling very strongly about unaddressed wrongs. What enrages me most about this is the fact that the person who fired the gun that night allowed someone else to die for his crime. He murdered twice (and who knows how many other times.)
I weep for humanity, we are so fucked up. Sometimes irredeemably so. I didn’t know what picture to put up following this post so I’m bringing back my rescued pigeon.