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RIP Troy Davis Time of death 11:08pm

RIP Troy Davis Time of death 11:08pm

I have a lot of black men in my life that I love. My husband, my sons, my nephews, my friends…I’m crying right now so this may be scattered. Any of the men I love could be Troy Davis. My husband’s first brush with the law was at 13 when a cop beat him up. Didn’t arrest him. Didn’t even tell him why he hit him. He was playing with friends one minute & being beaten the next. Think about that for a minute. No crime was committed. The cop didn’t explain, and nothing happened to that cop for that incident. Sit with that for a moment. Now, let us consider that 7 of the 9 witnesses that originally testified against Troy Davis have reported police coercion as a factor. Let that sink into your soul for a second. Any of them could be alone, dying in pain, for a crime that no will ever be sure they committed. I look at my sons and I try to imagine the pain of knowing that they are hurting and I will not even be allowed to comfort them as they go into the dark and then I get hysterical. If you are feeling any kind of urge to claim race was not a factor in this? Don’t. Really, I need you to kindly shut the fuck up and let black people mourn this lynching. Let us come to terms once more with just how dangerous it is to be black in America. You won’t give us justice, so how about you give us some silence?

9 comments to RIP Troy Davis Time of death 11:08pm

  • tara

    R.I.P, and prayer’s out to his family<3

  • CRB

    “I need you to kindly shut the fuck up and let black people mourn this lynching.”

    no kidding–a lynching that was ordered by law, at that.

  • Digital Coyote

    The other three stays they waited until two hours before he was supposed to die to tell him he was safe. This last time, they made him lie on a gurney while the court decided his fate. That’s cruel and unusual. The more I hear about this trainwreck, the more I cry.

    The cop’s family doesn’t give a fuck about a miscarriage of justice, just that they want Mr. Davis’ family to hurt. The MacPhails got their pound of flesh. I hope they fucking choke on it. I don’t pray, but I will tonight for the Davis and his folks.

    This makes me hope to one day never be a mother or, if I am, that my kids don’t look like me. I tell people all the time that I want boys, but it feels selfish because of all the danger the world has for them.

    Why is it open season on us? How many of us are going to have to die before they get their fill?

    • Witchsistah

      The cop’s family doesn’t give a fuck about a miscarriage of justice, just that they want Mr. Davis’ family to hurt. The MacPhails got their pound of flesh. I hope they fucking choke on it.

      You and I are here >< on that.

      Why is it open season on us? How many of us are going to have to die before they get their fill?

      I was about to answer “all of us” until I realized if they killed us all then they wouldn’t get off on the pleasure of watching us suffer.

  • Farah

    I’m assuming you saw the report that came out yesterday that demonstrates death penalty states, and the use of the death penalty, correlates with past records of lynching.

    If anyone hasn’t, it’s here: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/dthplty.htm

  • @Farah: That report, sadly, doesn’t surprise me in the least. I will mark Sept. 21st on my personal calendar as a day of mourning and remembrance for all those who died innocent in my country’s prisons.

  • Watching MacPhail’s mother speak on CNN last night angered me. I have so much sympathy for their family for the loss of a loved one. However, they were so adamant that Davis was the killer and wanted him dead. Even with all of the new information coming out constantly, still they kept their sights on Davis. They just watched a man be murdered not knowing if he indeed was the killer. I cannot wrap my head around that fact.

    It was hard for me to go to sleep last night. I could not believe what just happened. All of this doubt and still no one felt the need to stop this. Where was the prosecution who claim that they are out for justice?

  • Virginia

    I hear you, my sister. My brothers have to go through this B. S. with cops. It enrages and saddens me when yet another of our people is jailed, beaten or put to death. I don’t care what “they” tell you, it is a crime to be Black in this country.