“Troy Davis Executed” – Was It A Legal Lynching?”


Strapped to a gurney in Georgia’s death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that “he did not kill police officer Mark MacPhail”. Yet the state of GA still executed him and he was pronounced dead at 11:08 PM.

Davis was scheduled to die at 7 p.m., but the hour came and went as the U.S. Supreme Court apparently weighed the case and ultimately denied Troy Davis a stay.

Justice Clarence Thomas resides over the GA jurisdiction, so I knew Davis didn’t have a chance.

Outside the prison, a crowd of more than 500 demonstrators cried, hugged, prayed and held candles. They represented hundreds of thousands of supporters worldwide who took up the anti-death penalty cause as  Davis’ final days ticked away.

MacPhail’s family (the cop who was killed in 1989) was relieved, they feel justice has been served.

MacPhail’s mother, Anneliese MacPhail, said in a telephone in an interview from her home in Columbus, Ga. “All the feelings of relief and peace I’ve been waiting for all these years, they will come later. I certainly do want some peace.” She then dismissed Davis’ claims of innocence. “He’s been telling himself that for 22 years…You know how it is, he can talk himself into anything.”

The McPhail family was relieved and feel justice had been served? Yet killing Troy Davis will not bring their loved one back. Why kill Troy Davis? Why not let him live out his life in prison?

Davis’ execution had been halted three times since 2007 but on September 21, 2011 his fight for justice ended when he was executed however, his family has a long fight ahead as they continue the fight and Troy’s last wishes to find the truth in this case.

Troy Davis said to the prion officials about to take his life “May God have mercy on your souls”.

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127 thoughts on ““Troy Davis Executed” – Was It A Legal Lynching?”

  1. R.I.P. to this brotha. I don’t know enough about this case to have an opinion either way, but I almost always feel bad for folks who face death knowingly no matter who they are. I can say I don’t feel bad for the dude in Texas though.

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    • @bird There wasn’t any phyiscal evidence and some jurors said they wld have a new verdict IF they knew what they know now abt the case. They talked to a witness on the news he said he told the cops it wasn’t Troy but the cop kept saying it was him and you are going to say its him if u like it or not 😦 that’s why I feel a new trial was needed.

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  2. Is it true that on his death certificate, they write homicide?

    I was unsure of his guilt before, and more unsure now. It seems wrong. It feels wrong.

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      • Yes I still feel that we need to hear the truth!!
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        why? it’s not gonna bring him back! it’s too late now they have his blood on their hands.

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  3. Message from one of my friends on FB that really expresses how I feel;

    This whole Troy Davis situation literally makes me sick to my stomach…not because he’s black, not because the victim was white, not because it’s in the south, not because he may or may not be guilty…simply because BOTH men were people and I wish the world as a whole were different 😦

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  4. RIP Troy Davis. Prayers to both families they were both destroyed one in 87 one today.

    I followed this case for yrs and I pray this doesn’t happen again to anybody else. I have always been anti death penalty. I feel Troy or whomever would have been ID first never stood a chance in this case. A white cop was killed so somebody else was bound to die guilty or innocent. I feel a new trial wld have been fair with ALL the doubt.

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    • This post is soo sad and what’s even sadder and more tragic is, they may have executed an innocent man…so yes I COSIGN…“May God have mercy on their souls”

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  5. I think the death penalty has it’s place in society. And if it were my dad, brother, uncle, cousin or child who were murdered I would want to see their killer not only killed but tortured. Nevertheless…if Troy was innocent I wish his lawyers would have worked to get a new trial to prove his innocence instead of just stopping the execution. To me that would have proved his innocence. But at the end of the day as a people we need to rally this hard regarding the lives of the people who we DO know…our kids and their future. I want people to be this mad about the education system, the high rate of HIV among black women and absent fathers. Otherwise, all this was just for show and in another 20 years we will be begging and pleading for another of our own not to be executed.

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    • I think the death penalty has it’s place in society. And if it were my dad, brother, uncle, cousin or child who were murdered I would want to see their killer not only killed but tortured. Nevertheless…if Troy was innocent I wish his lawyers would have worked to get a new trial to prove his innocence instead of just stopping the execution. To me that would have proved his innocence. But at the end of the day as a people we need to rally this hard regarding the lives of the people who we DO know…our kids and their future. I want people to be this mad about the education system, the high rate of HIV among black women and absent fathers. Otherwise, all this was just for show and in another 20 years we will be begging and pleading for another of our own not to be executed.

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      They did try, and each time were denied. They asked for a new trial and were denied at every level.

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      • They did try, and each time were denied. They asked for a new trial and were denied at every level.
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        Like I said, it was a legal lynching on Troy Davis.

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  6. “I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses…An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by a legalized murder”. ~ Coretta Scott King

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    • NICOLE

      How do you feel about the dude that was executed in Texas tonight? It really struck me that I didn’t feel bad for him. I ALWAYS feel bad for death row inmates. I just couldn’t muster up any sympathy for this dude and am honestly hoping they hurry up and take care of the other dude that dragged that man to his death as well.

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    • “I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses…An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by a legalized murder”. ~ Coretta Scott King
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      cosign*

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  7. I believe they killed an innocent man. May the man who really killed this cop suffer to his last breathe here on earth.

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  8. This feels like the state just murdered someone and only God and the victims (Troy Davis included) know the truth about what happened so anyone rejoicing over this man’s death should be ashamed… I hope and pray that the truth comes out and that justice is served in the end

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  9. R.I.P Troy Davis. I cant believe they murdered him. The justice system sucks in alot of cases like this. How about Emmett Till? They let his murderers go. All these years and nothing has changed.

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  10. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MURDERING SOMEONE AND THE DEATH PENALTY?

    “THOU SHALT NOT KILL” KILLING IS KILLING TO ME, I DON’T AGREE WITH IT AT ALL.

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  11. Here are his final words, as witnessed by an Associated Press reporter:

    “I’d like to address the MacPhail family. Let you know, despite the situation you are in, I’m not the one who personally killed your son, your father, your brother. I am innocent.
    The incident that happened that night is not my fault. I did not have a gun. All I can ask … is that you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth.
    I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight.
    For those about to take my life, God have mercy on your souls. And may God bless your souls.”

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  12. I don’t know much about this case however from the brief details I’ve read, I don’t think he should’ve been executed if there wasn’t enough evidence … 😦

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  13. If there was even the smallest smidget of doubt as far as the legal system goes, that man should have been spared because death is some irreversible shyt. No one should play god….unless its me because a mufugga touched anyone in my family….word.

    i hope troy is somewhat at peace. even though IF he was innocent, it can’t be that peaceful leaving life like that…RIP

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    • death is some irreversible shyt
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      it sure is and when the truth prevails it’ll be a mess.

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  14. Don’t get it twisted people…Troy was not a good person back then. He looks innocent and different now….he shot a man earlier that day (thank God that man didn’t die) it was just a matter of time before he killed somebody. Although his buddy probably pulled the trigger he was still there and associated with a bad crowd.

    Put the guns down and pick up a book….keep yourself clean and don’t run with the wrong crowd. RIP to the officer and RIP to Troy.

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    • Just a quick FYI for those unfamiliar with this case:

      Another man confessed. Seven eyewitnesses recanted. Police accused of coercing witnesses. No DNA. No murder weapon. Justice?

      Even Republican ex- FBI Chief, William S. Sessions said of this case:

      “When it comes to the death penalty, there should be no room for doubt.”

      There was more than sufficient doubt in this case!

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      • i hate to drag TI into this but money talks. my understanding is there are only two indigent death penalty defense attorneys in the state of georgia. there you go. if you don’t have good legal representation, you lose. period.

        i don’t blame the mcphail family. i blame the people who pointed the finger at troy davis and said he was the one that did it. i don’t give a damn about their drug dealing past and what the police said they would do to them, this man’s blood is on THEIR hands.

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      • @G,
        Troy did not have a bad criminal history he had a minor juvy incident.. And in regards to the incident prior to the killing ..Read the comments… and please “Get the facts”

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  15. I am always deeply sadden when a life may be taken with the possibility of innocents. I must also say that I am not a big fan of the DP in most case with the exception of people who harm children. IMO I’m not sure if they can be rehabilitated when it come to harming children. May prayer also go up for the victims family. This has been an ordeal from them as well…

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  16. They gave him a physical at 3pm to make sure he’s healthy.” “Healthy enough to kill?” If anyone in Law enforcement or public saftey knows why, please helpme out by answering what the purpose is if they have intentions to execute.

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  17. This is a sad day for America. There was enough reasonable doubt to spare this man.

    There was no physical evidence found against Troy Davis – particularly No blood or DNA tied Davis to the crime and the weapon was never located

    Seven out of nine witnesses have recanted their earlier testimonies against Troy Davis claiming they were unlawfully obtained by coercion.

    Of the remaining two witnesses –

    One of them who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester “Red” Coles — the principle alternative suspect against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits implicating Sylvester Coles.

    Furthermore, Sylvester Coles has stated to Quiana Glover that he was the real shooter. Quiana Glover did not testify at the original trial.

    According to latest news reports – “Sylvester Coles could not be reached for comment on Monday and Tuesday, and did not answer his door this week when a reporter visited.”

    Sylvester Coles is said to be in hiding in either Savannah, GA
    or Jacksonville, FL.

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  18. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A great injustice was perpetrated by the US Justice System today. This is a sad testament of this republic’s so called democracy.

    The last words from pledge of allegiance: “… with liberty and justice for all.” has been proven to be a complete sham today.

    We are all Troy Davis, and if anyone thinks this is not a big deal, it’s just one man – then that is an even greater tragedy. This is about a larger issue … the issue of color-blind justice for all!

    Does anyone wonder why Charles Mason – one of the most horrific and heinous killers in US history, had his death sentence commuted to life in prison?

    Well, here’s why –

    PS: According to Jeffrey Toobin, a former federal prosecutor and now a frequent CNN commentator, it is a statistical fact that when it comes to death penalty cases, people who murder white people are sentenced to death MORE than white people who murder blacks or other races.

    There was insufficient evidence in this case for the jusicial system to move forward with this murder-by-government!

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  19. This is truly “the night the lights went out in Georgia …” (and on this country’s so called “justice” system.

    RIP, Troy Anthony Davis!

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  20. Here is a comparison of the testimony of key witnesses in the Troy Anthony Davis murder case, with samples of what they said at trial in 1991 and what they said at Davis’ hearing on Wednesday.

    Darrell “D.D.” Collins

    Trial: He testified that he had told police he had seen Davis shoot at a car at a pool party on the evening before Officer Mark Allen MacPhail was shot and killed. At the same time, Collins said he had been pressured by police “to say what they wanted to hear.”

    Wednesday: “I was scared,” he said, adding that police threatened to charge him as an accessory. “That’s what they wanted me to say. I thought that was the only way I could get out of it.”

    Dorothy Ferrell

    Trial: She pointed out Davis as the shooter, saying she saw the killing from the balcony of the Thunderbird Inn across from the parking lot where the shooting occurred. “After the police officer fell, when he fired the first shot, he went up to him and he shot him again,” she testified. “Well, I’m real sure, positive sure, that that is him, and you know, it’s not a mistaken identity.”

    Wednesday: Ferrell was on the witness list provided by Davis’ legal team to the court but they did not call her to the stand.

    Kevin McQueen

    Trial: He testified that while he and Davis were both detained at the Chatham County Jail, Davis told him he shot and killed MacPhail because the officer saw him and recognized him. “Yeah, he said he did, ’cause I used to know him off the streets also,” McQueen testified.

    Wednesday: “There’s no truth to it,” he said. “The man did not tell me he shot anybody, period.”

    Jeffrey Sapp

    Trial: He testified that two nights after the killing, Davis told him he killed MacPhail. “Say a cop came running out and told him to freeze, and he say he froze, and the cop reached for his gun and he say he shot him,” Sapp said, recounting his conversation with Davis. “Troy shot the cop.”

    Wednesday: “I was so scared I told them anything they wanted to hear,” he testified, saying he gave false testimony because irate police officers pressured him on what to say and he was worried he’d be charged for dealing drugs if he didn’t.

    Antoine Williams

    Trial: He pointed out Davis as MacPhail’s killer, saying he saw the shooting from inside his car in the Burger King parking lot. “He shot him once, he fell down, then he shot him about three more times,” he told the jury.

    Wednesday: He said he could not recognize the shooter because once the shots were fired he ducked. “I was in my car ducking and peeking,” he testified, adding it was hard to see anything because it was dark and his car had three shades of limousine tint on the windshields.

    this from the AJC

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    • Troy Anthony Davis, we will make sure that your unjust death today will not have been in vain!

      @Ashanti
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      “The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  21. In my neck of the woods

    Texas death row inmate Lawrence Russell Brewer, 44, was executed by lethal execution at 7:21 p.m. ET Wednesday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.

    Brewer was one of three men found guilty for his involvement in the dragging death of James Byrd 13 years ago.

    Brewer and two other white men kidnapped the 49-year-old black man on the night of June 7, 1998. They chained him by the ankles to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him for 3 ½ miles down a country road near Jasper, Texas. Byrd died when he was decapitated after he hit a culvert.

    Prosecutors said the crime, which they described it as one of the most vicious hate crimes in U.S. history, was intended to promote Brewer’s fledgling white supremacist organization.

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  22. Troy Davis continued to proclaim his innocence right up to AND INCLUDING when they had him strapped on that gurney (for 2.5 hours BTW – while awaiting the Supreme Court’s final ruling!!)

    He raised his head from the gurney and told the victim’s family that he was sorry for the loss of their son, brother, father … but he was NOT RESPONISIBLE for killing him. He told them he HAD NO GUN that day. He urged both them and his own family to continue digging into this case until the found the right perpetrator.

    … unfortunately when the right perpetrator will be finally apprehended, the SHAMEFUL STATE OF GEORGIA will not be able to bring Troy Anthony Davis back, will they!!

    I bet that in their shame and guilt, they will HIDE that evidence when it does come up … because IT WILL come up!

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  23. “Today, we are all Troy Anthony Davis. Tonight, a little piece of all of us will die.” ~ Rep. John Lewis (@RepJohnLewis), GA Congressman

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  24. There are massive calls for people to boycott Georgia. For people to spend their tourist dollars somewhere else.

    I hate that…..

    Many people will have their livelihood threatened.

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  25. Among the famous people trying to help Troy Davis:

    Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Pope Benedict XVI, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Russell Simmons, Joan Baez, Steve Earle, Cee-Lo Green, Tom Morello, John Legend and Harry Belafonte, and actors Miriam Margolyes, Tim Roth, Mike Farrell, Susan Sarandon, Jared Leto, and Mia Farrow plus six retired corrections officials and the former head of the FBI. If that can’t get a black man mercy nothing can.

    If I had a son it would be like “mama why don’t you EVER let me go somewhere alone?” “Cause I’m trying to save your life.”

    I know that’s not practical but we have to find a way to keep our sons out of the system.

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  26. I pray to God I never find myself on the side the prison walls, on death row no less, innocent.

    I feel most people just wanted him to get another trial and not simply be killed after 22 years on the row. I can understand that. Who is this guy where the courts on all levels will not allow it? If it were about killing him, couldn’t they have done that years ago? He’s no martyr, so what would be the pleasure in dragging this out, if you know you’re going to kill him anyway?

    I do believe he got all the appeals he could, and they stalled this one for as long as they can. I get that it’s heart wrenching because so many of us think that could be me, or a black male in my family. I get it.

    He says he did not have a gun. What happened to the person that did have the gun? I’m sure Media Pal Al will be riding this one thru the end of the month, possibly year, for sure.

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  27. I wasn’t going to comment on this matter but here I am. It very much upsets me because no matter if he was not guilty, they was not about to let a black man go free because a white man was killed and a police white man at that! People please talk to your little sons and teach them to know that slavery still exist and it’s called jail or death by the system.

    May Troy Davis rest in peace and may his family be covered by the blood of Jesus during this hard time of their lost.

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  28. What made me mad is afterwards I saw the victims mother on tv and she said im just glad its over with so I or we can sleep at night. WHAT???? how can you sleep at night knowing that there was no evidence this man killed ur son.Seems to me like she didn’t care who died she just wanted someone to die. What is she going to do when or if they find the real person.

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  29. Yeah, I still dont see how killing TD was the closure or peace of mind anyone needed. And again, we’re all praying to a God. Another closed chapter in lack history.

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  30. I learned of this case last week–like most. I tend not to jump on bandwagons against the people who have been reviewing evidence, sitting through grand juries, trials, sentencing, appeals, etc., and decide that what Al Sharpton, et al., says must be right. The man had due process, which is his constitutional right. May God rest his soul, and forgive those who took his life.

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  31. What saddens me more than anything is the fact OUR people know nothing about how our government is ran. People saying they not gone vote because Obama didn’t intervene, Obama has no authority to intervene. We really need to arm ourselves with knowledge of how the law works for and against us. No trying to quote Jay-Z, but even he said you can’t illegally search my ish. We need to know what rights we do and don’t have.

    Boycotting Georgia is not going to change anything. We need to learn who is on the clemency board, who the judges are, and when election time comes, act accordingly. Stop voting straight down party line and find out what each person stands for AND against. Vote other than that person is black, young, pretty, etc. Vote armed with facts about the candidate. I am a die-hard liberal, but there are some Republicans that I can agree with on some issues.

    I don’t know if Troy Davis was innocent or guilty, but I do know the moment he was first arrested his fate was already sealed. This is our time to mentor our young black boys and girls. If only an hour a week, go to the low-income schools and read to the kids, look after a child who has no father in the home. It takes a village people, it takes a village.

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    • Lexy, I am too sadden by this! However, as a PEOPLE….we need to VOTE and be a PART of the JUSTICE System fromt the Jury box and stay away from the DEFENSE Table! Jury selections are derived from voter lists….

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    • @Lexy, he had his “day in court” with lies and no evidence. No gun either. Rev Al and others (including YT folks)have been following this case for yrs and know the facts. He deserved a new trial once folks admitted to lying esp since some said the cops forced them to lie.

      Folks shldnt be facing the death penalty on witnesses alone IMO. I hope a new law is created stating such. Death penalty cases need to require physical

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  32. Reading this post has brought tears to my eyes. You can’t bring another life back by taking one. R.I.P. at least he was not in pain when he died.

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  33. Rest In Peace Troy this justice system is fucked up and Savannah GA is still racist city pls believe me…

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  34. The only thing I love about this is when troy said ” for those of you who’s gonna take my life MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL” Troy I know you gone sweetie, but YES LORD, they gonna need it, every nurse that injected you or doctor, for every preist that stood their and watched, for every family member that wanted you to die, those 5 that sat on the board. they gon pay all of em. and hey family 🙂 <<<<< apple cider.

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  35. Hopefully the man made peace with God, because that’s all that really matters.

    For those people called the mcphails: Thankyou once again for proving what the Bible says about your folks!!! Anyway…

    THE WORD FOR TODAY:

    Ecclesiasticus 5:5 Concerning propitiation, be not without fear to add sin unto sin:

    Ecclesiasticus 5:6 And say not His mercy is great; he will be pacified for the multitude of my sins: for mercy and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth upon sinners.

    Ecclesiasticus 5:7 Make no tarrying to turn to the Lord, and put not off from day to day: for suddenly shall the wrath of the Lord come forth, and in thy security thou shalt be destroyed, and perish in the day of vengeance.

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  36. WHETHER YOU LIKE it or not, or believe it or not, what the Bible says ( both in the OLD & NEW testament ) that WILL come to pass. AMEN!

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  37. People on Twitter said no one said a prayer for James Byrd’s killer. I did I prayed the he found God in his final hours and let go of that bigotry.

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    • @lexy
      Did you know James Byrd fam didn’t support the death penalty decision? I read that yesterday. Also, the vicitims fam in the hate crime case back in June in Miss where the black man was run over by the teens and it was all caught on tape they asked that the death penalty be removed as an option for religous reasons. I read that on CNN this week too.

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      • Daisy,
        Yeah, I read it. It speaks to their character and that God heals all wounds. I don’t know what I would feel in that situation and I hope I never have to find out.

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  38. sigh.
    this made me so sad.. all i know is if the dude who drug James Byrd Jr. gets an appeal and is saved, i’m done with the US Judicial system.

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  39. SHAME ON GEORGIA…

    Shame on us if we think that the US Justice System will suddenly become fair. To say that they were wrong in this case was to say the system is flawed… they couldn’t or wouldn’t do that. When it comes to YT people being murdered, being a black person at the wrong place and time could end like this.

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  40. Malcolm X is rolling over in his grave today!!! I hope all black folks concerned with clothes, partying, and material shit see that at the end of the day U STILL A NIGGA no matter what neighborhood you live in or background you come from.

    R.I.P. Troy Davis…maybe your death will be the resurrection of the black community waking up and getting back to the basics of who we are!!!!!

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    • Malcolm X is rolling over in his grave today!!! I hope all black folks concerned with clothes, partying, and material shit see that at the end of the day U STILL A NIGGA no matter what neighborhood you live in or background you come from.
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      say it again Al, you got some in the house and the rest in the field, but you still a nigga

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      • Yes Malcolm and others are turning over but by next week this wil lbe an after thought and injustice will still go on.

        *off soapbox*

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  41. Taking his life doesn’t bring back another…I don’t see how “justice” is served by killing. That goes for the white supremacist that was executed as well. Personally I think execution is barbaric and needs to be abolished.

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  42. The world was watching…and once again the US proved their arrogance and hypocrisy…How can the US preach against injustice when they are no better here? At least in those countries people know up front what they’re up against…they don’t fool you into believing bullshyt like “liberty and justice for all”

    RIP Troy Davis and Officer McPhail. I hope the truth is revealed one day.

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  43. Maybe he did it, maybe he didn’t either way there is doubt and that should have kept him from execution- life in prison but not death.

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  44. One of my friends on facebook said “Didnt Jesus die for our SINS so that WE may live? White America pushes the bible in our faces and tells us to believe in Jesus Christ….yet they execute people in his name….

    It just doesnt make sense!!

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      • @Felicia

        white america can NEVER know the Bible, because it wasnt written for them. Understand that.

        The only thing they know is how to REMOVE & ADD BOOKS, and TWIST VERSES TO SUIT THEIR AGENDAS.

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      • white america can NEVER know the Bible, because it wasnt written for them. Understand that.

        The only thing they know is how to REMOVE & ADD BOOKS, and TWIST VERSES TO SUIT THEIR AGENDAS.
        ______________________________________________________________

        THAT’S PRETTY DEEP!!!!! My step mom used say that WE were the chosen ones…when I was little I didnt really understand what she is saying…But now I do…and the evidence is in our faces….

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      • No other race of people have gone through the prophecies of [ DEUTERONOMY 28 ]

        American Blacks are the children of JUDAH and they are the ” JEWS ”, which is the shortened form for Judah.

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  45. I applauded the fact that when I watched Anderson Copper last night they kept saying over and over there was a PEACEFUL gathering in Jackson, GA. We, as a people, can come together for a peaceful demonstration and not have to riot and act ignorant.

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  46. RIP Troy Davis! They never proved that YOU shot the officer and the ballistics on the bullets did not have a definitive match. The homeless man was being beat up by someone else, NOT Troy Davis, and the officer came to his rescue. To the witnesses who stated they saw Troy Davis, you now have blood on your hands. Red Coles, you are the scum of the earth and I hope you are miserable for the rest of your life.
    God bless!

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  47. can anyone tell me how exactly someone gains closure from the execution of others? i don’t think i’ve ever understood that.

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    • @ebony, I’ve always believed that closure comes from the peace God grants you. If you have found peace, then death isn’t going to provide the “closure” some people look for.

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  48. RIP Troy.. This was a wakeCall up across the world.. When theres doubt .. We must act as a people.. There was an outcry pouring across the world.. God is sending a message! Why not give the man a new trial to cast out doubt.. But our sweet O justice system has proven to US once again that they know whats best and not YOU AND I

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    • Don’t be so quick to speak when you don’t know all the facts! I’m not talking about what the media put out either! I am from Savannah, and I know his family & yes I feel he was guilty! However the state did not prove his guilt & he was convicted solely on witness testimony! Several of the witnesses were convicted felons themselves who agreed to lie to cut deals for themselves! If it had not been Troy it would have been someone else who paid for this crime! Savannah is & always have been a predjudice city! No One should be allowd to decide who lives & who dies!

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  49. This is very sad, With all these witnesses stating that they were wrong or that they were forced to make these statements, this should have been looked into more….No evidence and they still executed him? who are we to be judge and jury. Just so sad….. From his final words it seems Mr. Davis was at peace…..God is in control, he suffers no more, My condolences to the families……May Troy Davis Rest In Peace

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  50. I haven’t been following this case, so I don’t know too much about it. But what I will say is, I think he deserved a new trial due to the number of witnesses recanting their statements and not having enough evidence. I just hope they didn’t kill a man that was innocent in this case.

    Unfortunately, when it comes to the judicial system, it’s all screwed the fluck up. Some don’t give a damn whether one is innocent or guilty. All they give a damn about is convictions, promotions, and raises. So you have innocent people going to jail and even being put to death, and in some cases, people either don’t get time, or don’t get enough time for chit that they have been proven to be guilty of.

    Either way, the system is fucked, and I feel for the innocent people that get caught up in it.

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  51. I dont feel that anyone has the right to take a life

    it tugged at my heart, when he denied his last meal thats just sooo sad 😦

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  52. Hell, give me the mike and podium, I’ll tell America what they need to know: As long as it’s all white it’s all right. Hell, Timothy McVeigh was only on death row for 2 yrs. 2 yrs compared to 20. Troy Davis paid his dues and he paid dearly.

    “And every mountain shall be moved” Revelation

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    • Pat,
      They’re serial killers serving life sentences instead of receiving the death penalty. Since when did a cops life become more valuable than others???

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      • Hell, Timothy McVeigh was only on death row for 2 yrs. 2 yrs compared to 20. Troy Davis paid his dues and he paid dearly.
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        timothy mcveigh waived his right to all appeals. they put his azz on the calendar in like two weeks after that hearing.

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  53. If he was flat out guilty, just wondering why most of the witnesses recanted their stories?? And why didn’t they declare it a mistrial if folks were initially lying?

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    • @Wanda, I know. Maybe he WAS there. Let’s say the other guys DID do it, shooting one person, beating up a HOMELESS man, then standing over a cop and shooting him in the face. He was stone cold crazy, I think I would have fled to being tied to someone like that. Again, I just don’t know what to think.

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      • The point is there was evidence to support a retrial or to go over the evidence in this case. This whore bucket Casey Anthony is walking around after having evidence on her AND NOT REPORTING HER CHILD AFTER 31 DAYS MISSING.

        People need to google the Troy Davis story, the same man that pointed out Troy Davis and said it was him who killed the cop is the same man who’s cousin came forward and said he admitted to killing the police officer and then threatened her life.

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  54. In my heart I believe he was innocent but even if he wasn’t…Who are you to murder someone.? Yesterday I feel I witnessed a modern day lynching. As a analyst for CNN stated people are hardly ever if ever sentenced to death for the murder of a minority but the death penalty is always up when a white person is murdered!

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    • Yesterday I feel I witnessed a modern day lynching
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      we did!!! That was a way to remind US that no matter who is the president, or who’s on the supreme court that if they wanna hang your ass they will no matter what the evidence shows…

      Sad thing is…the shit is only gonna get worse if Obama is re-elected. The republicans aint gonna have no mercy….And if Rick Perry gets elected he will be looking for niggas to “lynch”….

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  55. yes I feel he was guilty! However the state did not prove his guilt & he was convicted solely on witness testimony! Several of the witnesses were convicted felons themselves who agreed to lie to cut deals for themselves!

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    • yes I feel he was guilty! However the state did not prove his guilt & he was convicted solely on witness testimony! Several of the witnesses were convicted felons themselves who agreed to lie to cut deals for themselves!
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      This is what the whole thing is about…The evidence wasnt there to execute him…it MUST be WITHOUT A REASONABLE DOUBT!!!!

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      • well he wasn’t a saint.
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        its not about him being a saint. it’s about did he shoot a cop or not?
        also it has never been PROVEN that he shot the first dude either

        w/o that gun, its just noway to have been proven without reasonable doubt that he was guilty of both shootings. please state facts people or STHU

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      • well he wasn’t a saint.
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        None of us are including you but does that mean he shoulda been put to death??

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  56. “The day that the black man takes an uncompromising step and realizes that he’s within his rights, when his own freedom is being jeopardized, to use any means necessary to bring about his freedom or put a halt to that injustice, I don’t think he’ll be by himself.”

    Malcolm X this still holds true to this day!

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    • *Clapping my hands*
      Malcolm was the man. He wanted us to get ourselves (black community) together BEFORE we integrated with the white man. We were only like 150 or so years outta freedom back then…and we had so much togetherness. Once we integrated and started trying to have what the white man has (cause we all know that white folks is fucked up) and does that’s when we started losing who we were…

      If the white man can protect his freedom (from other countries) how come we cant protect our freedom from the white man???

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  57. The pictrures you posted Tra are just sad. The execution of Troy Davis was a grave injustice and yes I would agree it was a legal lynching. Makes me even doubt and be appalled with the legal system for which I work and serve.

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      • “I just believe that, if you’re going to take someone’s life, you better be damn sure you are making the right decision,” “I don’t know if he’s guilty or not, but he’s not been proven guilty.” and this has absolutely nothing to do with “the cheese I make” because like everyone else I will see God for my deeds when I leave this earth.

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  58. I don’t know if Troy committed the murder or not, BUT I do know last night the state of GA did! I’m also saddened that the young officer lost his life. However, are we not in the SAME state of Georgia where Brian Nichols murdered 5 people, including a Correctional officer and a JUDGE, and he got life without Parole? Twenty three years ago this happened in Savannah; a place that is known for its plantations and slave quarters. And the country has the nerve to put “In God We Trust” on its currency? Where’s the trust? YES!! I am against the death penalty totally! If he did it or was a part of it, then leave him in jail. Like he said, may the people who sentenced him to death, the people who actually put him to death, and the people who waited for him to die, God have mercy on their souls. It is not for you to take another’s life. NO-ONE!

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  59. I wonder if the truth comes out that Troy was innocent, will “justice” put the judges an all who participated in this murder on death row? Just asking?

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    • He was doing life in prison and STILL was executed? As if life in prison is not a slow death!!! Wow!!!
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      yeah but atleast he was ALIVE

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  60. I think it’s barbaric to allow the family of the deceased in the death chambers to view the murder of the condemned..They may say it’s closure but IMO they are silently giving the condemned the bird….

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  61. Hello All. It took them over 20 years to execute this man Troy Davis. 20 years he was on death row!!!!!!!! 20 years!!!!! Don’t you think that’s time enough to forgive him if he did indeed kill this cop? If you don’t forgive others, God WON’T forgive you. (Matthew 6:13-15) Don’t let ANYONE hold your ticket to heaven! God bless America

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  62. morning ceo fam. i still can’t over the fact that, the state of ga killed this man. like somebody said: how many other black men sitting on death row? 😦

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  63. At the end of the day and after all the comments and cries for injustice, what are we going to do about it???? Hopefully this will move those of you who don’t vote to vote….vote in ALL the elections, not just the president. We put these judges in office. Vote, write letters, become involved in our communities. Help that lost boy that is in your neighborhood to see a better way. Lets try to save our young boys lives NOW. Some of us don’t have to go far to find somebody…we have nephews, cousins that we can commit to helping. Let’s do more that just talk on this blog.

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      • Vote, write letters, become involved in our communities. Help that lost boy that is in your neighborhood to see a better way. Lets try to save our young boys lives NOW. Some of us don’t have to go far to find somebody…we have nephews, cousins that we can commit to helping. Let’s do more that just talk on this blog.
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        cosigning you on the truth!

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