The Georgia execution of inmate Troy Davis, has created a worldwide protest against the death penalty and it’s also bringing awareness to other cases where Blacks were mistreated by the legal system in Georgia.
Davis’ execution is but one example of a Georgia’s unbalanced justice system, and many GA residents including Big Boi and Killer Mike have joined in the march for truth being that there was way too much doubt in the case for the state to take this man’s life. Television Judge Greg Mathis even expressed outrage, stating that Georgia had “blood on it’s hands” for proceeding with the execution.
[WATCH: Judge Greg Mathis Weighs In on Troy Davis ]
Well it’s not the first mistake Georgia has made, but maybe we can make it the last….
Lena Baker, an African-American mother of three holds the esteemed honor of being the only woman ever electrocuted in Georgia’s electric chair, she was also issued a pardon 6 decades after her 1945 death by execution.
Baker was convicted for the fatal shooting of E. B. Knight, a white Cuthbert, Georgia mill operator she was hired to care for after he broke his leg. She was 44 at the time of her execution. Continue Reading…
Troy Davis remained hopeful that those protesting on his behalf
might be successful in convincing the state of Georgia to spare his life, however with a strong faith in God, Davis revealed to his supporters that he had made peace with his fate.
Despite the millions of protestors and more than a reasonable amount of doubt in his case, the state of Georgia proceeded with his execution on September 21, 2011 at 11:00pm.
Judge Greg Mathis recently spoke up in outrage about the execution, noting that Georgia now had “blood on it’s hands” for the death of a possibly innocent man.
Read Troy’s final letter to his supporters below: Continue Reading…
Judge Greg Mathis is not one to hold his tongue and the outspoken judge recently gave the world an earful about Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis.
[READ: Troy Davis Executed 9/21/11 ~ Big Boi/Killer Mike Document Protests in Photos + Videos]
Mathis eloquently states that Georgia’s handling of the case was a ‘grave miscarriage of justice’ and says that Davis’ execution leaves the lawmakers of Georgia with “blood on their hands”.
Davis’ execution shows us just how flawed our justice system has become. ~ Judge Greg Mathis
Watch video… Continue Reading…
Troy Davis, 42, spent 22 years on death row for the shooting death of Savannah police Officer Mark PacPhail in 1989 but he was freed on September 22, 2011 when the State of Georgia carried out the death penalty.
Davis was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. last night, but his execution did not put to rest widespread doubts about whether he committed the crime for which he was punished.
Davis’ case was one of the most bitterly contested and controversial in Georgia history, as he has always maintained his innocence even to the final seconds of his death.
While Casey Anthony is somewhere sippin on a slurpie free as a bird, while the daughter she was accused of murdering lies in a grave, Troy Davis was murdered by our “justice system” even though huge doubt exists in his guilt. Continue Reading…