Black People : TROY was EXECUTED sad day around the world

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    JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

    Defiant to the end, he told relatives of Mark MacPhail that his 1989 slaying was not his fault. "I did not have a gun," he insisted.

    "For those about to take my life," he told prison officials, "may God have mercy on your souls. May God bless your souls."

    Davis was declared dead at 11:08 ET. The lethal injection began about 15 minutes earlier, after the Supreme Court rejected an 11th-hour request for a stay.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/21/national/main20109883.shtml
     
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    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which helped lead the charge to stop the execution, said it considered asking Obama to intervene, even though he cannot grant Davis clemency for a state conviction.

    Press secretary Jay Carney issued a statement saying that although Obama "has worked to ensure accuracy and fairness in the criminal justice system," it was not appropriate for him "to weigh in on specific cases like this one, which is a state prosecution."

    Dozens of protesters outside the White House called on the president to step in, and about 12 were arrested for disobeying police orders.

    Davis was not the only U.S. inmate put to death Wednesday evening. In Texas, white supremacist gang member Lawrence Russell Brewer was put to death for the 1998 dragging death of a black man, James Byrd Jr., one of the most notorious hate crime murders in recent U.S. history.

    Davis' best chance may have come last year, in a hearing ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was the first time in 50 years that justices had considered a request to grant a new trial for a death row inmate.
     
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    R.I.P
    my Innocent Brother
     
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    Very sad indeed.
     
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    he's not the first innocent brother to be murdered by this country and unfortunately, it saddens me to say, he won't be the last...

    one love
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    It is a crying shame that this nation is still acting like this!

    It's an official Lynching!
     
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    It's as if they think because the cop was an innocent man only the death of an innocent man could assuage their grief.. What can we do? What have we ever done when a brother or sister is lynched? Is it going to be bussiness as usual

    I feel heavy. The state of Georgia said we don't care what the Pope says, we don't care what nobody says. we want that nig ger dead and he WILL DIE.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/troy-davis-execution-delayed-supreme-court-decision/story?id=14571862
     
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    Notice the family said they believe they got the right man. They didn't say they believe they got their son's killer but they believe they got tthe right man. Any innocent Black man could have been the right man. In a country where no Black man is innocent, what can we expect?
     
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    That's why I don't see how many of our people can come here talking about equality and justice for all. Things like that never existed here. Although this is only one case that we know about, but how many of other innocent Black men and women were executed due to false accusations and false justice that we don't know about? This will continue to go on until Black folks can wake up from their long slumber, we can't keep reacting to things that we already know exist, until we decide to unite as a people, things like that will never end.
     
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    Black Men ... please ... be careful ... for how you're treated is no secret, and is not new.

    My heart goes out to this and all families that must bury their Sons before their time.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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