We have ancient habits to deal with, vast structures of power, indescribably complicated problems to solve. But unless we abdicate our humanity altogether and succumb to fear and impotence in the presence of the weapons we have ourselves created, it is as possible and as urgent to put an end to war and violence between nations as it is to put an end to poverty and racial injustice. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 1989, Troy Davis was charged with killing an off-duty police officer and sentenced to death row. His execution date has been set for September 21, despite the lack of evidence and a murder weapon. During the original proceedings, seven of the nine eyewitnesses contradicted part of their statements. In fact, one of the witnesses, Sylvester Coles, was an original suspect in the murder. One person claimed that Coles bragged about murdering an off-duty cop, the night of the murder. Ironically, the justice system in America has a long history of racial injustice. Black defendants are 1.7 times more likely than white defendants to be given the death penalty. There are too many unknowns to sentence this man to death. Justice only means that someone pays for the crime.
Oh, by the way, Casey Anthony got off.
You can join the NAACP, and petition this injustice.