Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Am Troy Davis (T.R.O.Y.)

Jasiri X uses Pete Rock's classic beat, "They Reminisce Over You" to shed light on the case of Troy Davis.

I haven't taken the time to find out what all the ruccus is about Troy Davis but after watching this video I'm somewhat convinced that the state of Georgia is going to execute an innocent black man! My question is, if all the evidence suggests that Troy Davis didn't do it, why is The Black President Barack Obama not doing anything, or atleast review the case and grant the man a Presidential pardon? It would be a shame if a black man is put to death for something that he didn't do whilst the United States of America has a black President at the helm. More after the jump:

The state of Georgia plans to execute Troy Davis on September 21, 2011. There is still serious doubt as to Troy Davis’ guilt, and by putting him to death Georgia runs the risk of killing an innocent man. Please call on the board to save Troy Davis’ life.

The fact is, no physical evidence connected Davis to the murder. Seven of the original nine witnesses have recanted, with many saying their testimony was a result of law enforcement pressure. Of the remaining witnesses, one is highly suspect and the other could be the actual culprit in the officer's murder.

Now, despite these and other facts, the state of Georgia has taken the final steps toward Davis' execution -- and only the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole stands between Davis and the lethal injection chamber.
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