A year has passed since the execution of Troy Davis, a man who was probably innocent. Though further light was shed on his supposed crime that pointed toward his innocence—including statements from Troy that were coerced by police as well as false eyewitness reports—his execution was still performed. Many dub it murder, considering the facts and evidence available, including this blogger.
I remember how badly I sobbed, how people all over the country were sobbing, as his blood was on all of our hands. How many others, I wondered. How many innocents have we murdered, and how many people must we kill to prove that killing is wrong? As Gandhi said, we are using an eye for an eye as supposed justice, which only makes the whole world blind.
We need to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. “Never Another Troy Davis” is not just an empty statement; it is a call for an investigation into what happened to Davis. It is a call to reform our justice system to truly reflect justice rather than power and corruption. Please click here to ask that Davis’s death be investigated further and that further charges against people be fully investigated before suspects are condemned to death.