"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" - Ghandi
Why can't we live by that saying?
They didn't even have proof that Troy Davis killed that police officer. I just finished reading an article about it, that said that the man who was with him the night that officer was shot admitted to shooting the officer. The supposed murder weapon was never found. 7 of the 9 eyewitnesses changed their stories to say what they said happened didn't happen. Even some of the jurors admitted that they'd changed their mind about his guilt.
So what did they do? They executed him anyway.
They couldn't prove he did it, and they killed him anyway. He spent 20 years in jail for a crime he might not have committed, and was killed last night for that crime. The crime he might not have even committed.
Right up until he was MURDERED, he claimed innocence.
I hate the US justice system. A (possibly) innocent man was killed, and for what? Killing Troy Davis won't bring the police officer back. Killing Troy Davis doesn't make things right, doesn't mean justice was granted to that officer and his family. Killing Troy Davis accomplished absolutely NOTHING.
I'll say it again:
The death penalty is wrong. No matter what. It's ALWAYS wrong. Nobody, NOBODY, no matter what they did or who they are, deserves to die.
My mom always told my sister and I when we were little that "two wrongs don't make a right." The fact that the police officer was killed is wrong. The fact that Troy Davis was murdered at the hands of the US justice system is wrong. Are things right now? No.