Where Does America Stand on the Death Penalty 2 Years After Troy Davis’ execution? [VIDEO]
The State of Georgia killed Troy Davis on September 21 2011. Two years later, how does America stand on the death penalty?
Troy Anthony Davis, was put to death by fatal injection after being convicted of murdering off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail, even though a mountain of “reasonable doubt” and evidence of his innocence was present in the case.
Strapped to a gurney and minutes from death, Davis stated that he had not carried a gun the night of the murder and did not shoot the cop in a fast food restaurant parking lot on an August night in 1989.
His final words to family and friends were “to continue to fight this fight” to abolish a system that is wrongfully and unjustly applied. Since his controversial death, Americans have withdrew their support for the death penalty and many states have revised their laws regarding lethal injections.
Oregon Gov John Kitzhaber said he “simply cannot participate in something I believe to be morally wrong,” and therefore saved the inmates on Oregon’s death row from facing death by at the hands of the State.
Connecticut repealed the death penalty last year; and this year, Maryland became the 18th state to follow suit. Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico and our great State of New York also have abolished it in recent years.
Do you think there is “Justice” in killing a man who may or may have not killed a man?