Troy Davis is going to be executed in less than five hours. I saw the tweets, the e-mails and all the status updates begging the world to stop
’ execution but I wasn’t moved to action. Davis
You see, I am for the death penalty. Yes, I know that supporters of
are citing the witnesses who recanted their statements. Yes, I know that racism is alive and well in Davis and that black people get prosecuted at a significantly higher level than whites. Yes, I know the police force is corrupt and they are smeared in dirty tactics that further their aims. However, I’m not buying it for this Troy Davis case. America
There is talk that another man, a Sylvester Coles, was the real shooter and that a racist police force strong-armed witnesses to testify that it was
. Not buying it. The “racist” police force would not care less which black guy they punished for the crime. To them a nigger is a nigger is a nigger. So, they would have gone after Sylvester Coles without any hesitation if there was a significant amount of evidence implicating Coles as the real shooter. Davis
Then there’s the witness intimidation issue. Out of all the witnesses who implicated
, you mean to tell me not one…not one…of them spoke out about being strong-armed by the police force back when this incident occurred? Even in the most horrendous situations, where fear is a constant threat, there is at least one person who is willing to speak up regardless of the consequences. One person out of that group would have said that the police was trying to intimidate them into giving a false statement. I firmly believe that the human spirit is stronger than giving in to coercion in the case of a strong-willed person. Yet, back then, no one admitted there was witness intimidation. Now some of them are coming out and saying they were intimidated? I’m not buying it. Davis
Why was Troy Davis on the scene where a homeless man was being harassed in the first place? I’m sick and tired of black men claiming they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I have a family member who tried to use this as his excuse even though he later admitted that he was guilty as charged.
It’s time we step up to the plate and ask for more from our black brethren. Instead of trying to stay an execution of a black death row inmate, why don’t we ask our boyfriends, our brothers, our uncles to stay out of situations where their innocence could be called into question if something goes down?
And to all those people asking for Obama to speak out on this issue…LEAVE OBAMA ALONE! He has bigger fish to fry than stopping an execution. White America wouldn’t expect former President Bush to try to stop the execution of every white man on death row, so why should we want Obama to step in to stay the execution of
This is one black woman who is not stepping on the Troy
train. I will pray for his soul, though. May he find peace. Davis