There is reasonable doubt as to whether or not Troy Davis is guilty of murdering Marc MacPhail.
His being executed will bring “peace” to his grieving mother. But can anyone feel peace if an innocent man is put to death?
Troy Davis is a human being and he has already spent twenty years in prison. It seems that the courts have found a scapegoat.
Indeed, what I am hearing is: “Someone has been killed, so let us kill someone, anyone… It may as well be Troy Davis.” That’s scapegoating.
But please do not excecute a person if there is “reasonable doubt” as to his guilt. In fact, do away with the death penalty altogether.
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September 21, 2011