Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Modern Day Crucifixion

Just about six hours to go.

Troy Davis supporters are calling, writing, emailing, faxing and blasting social media.  The response has been unbelievable.  At this point I am praying that somehow, somewhere - even if I do not see it now - justice will be served.

When will we stop crying, 'crucify him!'?

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.  Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing."
Luke 23:33-34a


  1. I am a little surprised you are so intregued by this story. I have not followed this case (at all) but when I saw your post this morning and I did a little reading. It seems that more then one judge and jury has found this man guilty. Don't you think that there should be justice for this crime that took another mans life?

  2. I - and I think many of his supporters - aren't necessarily arguing against the death penalty in general on this case. What really gets me fired up is the fact that since the trial 7/9 of the eye witnesses that were put in the stand have recanted their testimony. Some of them said that they were coerced to say that they saw Troy kill the officer when they didn't. Because there was never any DNA evidence to link Troy to the officer (no murder weapon was ever found) the sentence was based on those testimonies that have since been recanted.

    I also read somewhere that some evidence has popped up to indicate someone else shot the officer, but the case has not been reopened.

    So it's not the death penalty as a whole that I'm upset about, it's the fact that there is a possibility that police officers coerced witnesses into making false testimonies to convict Troy so that the case could be closed and they may be executing an innocent person. Does that make sense?

  3. totally makes sense. I also read that the bullet is the same type from another shooting that he had comminted. When the Casey Anthony was found not guilty, I was confident that we really did not know something that the jury did. That's the way I feel in this case too. I try to stay out of the political side of things but this issue caught my attention, especially since you seem to feel so strongly. I know that there are faults and cracks in our justice system but I do believe that we (in America) have a pretty good system going for us. If a jury of 12 found him guilty (knowing he was going to get sentenced to death) there must have been strong evidence in the court room.

  4. I definitely agree with the "they probably know something we don't" - but my concern is that the jury heard admittedly false testimony from 7/9 of the witnesses. So while I agree that they might have made the best decision based on the information they were given, I don't think that the information they were given was correct.

    It just makes me nervous when the witnesses that made testimony against him have since come forward and said that they were coerced by police officers to make the statements they made.


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