Troy Davis’ “Legal” Murder: An Indictment Against A Bloodthirsty Empire

Today, Troy Davis was legally murdered by the state of Georgia on behalf of the American people. Once again the United States legal system has killed proudly and without remorse. Since 1976, 1,268 people have been executed by the US penal system. As I am witting this, I feel ashamed to live in a land-even so it is not for long- which is showing again tonight its true barbaric nature, its coldness and amorality. America has a taste for blood either at home or abroad.

American people like to feed their minds with fairy tales about themselves which say otherwise. The US  history taught in American schools is full of omissions, embellishments and blatant lies. This is not a land of morality and righteousness as it  paints itself  to be, the country owns its power and  wealth to crimes against humanity and genocide. American was built and became hugely prosperous from land stolen to the Native Americans and from the  labor of African slaves.

The United States of America, had blood on its hands from the get go. Troy Davis is just another victim tonight of a system which would rather incarcerate than educate, a country that is so backward that it might be one of the last one to abolish what is a crime against basic human rights: the death penalty.

The death penalty is cruel and an affront to human rights. Fewer countries than ever before are carrying out executions. But in 2009, 714 people were executed worldwide in 18 countries, and more than 2,000 were sentenced to death. Countries that still carry out executions are now the exception not the rule. In 2009, the worst offending countries were China (with more executions than all other countries combined), Iran with at least 388 executions, Iraq with 120, Saudi Arabia with 69, and the United States with 52. As it did with slavery and apartheid, the world is rejecting the embarrassment to humanity that is the death penalty. We are moving closer to a death penalty free world, but until that day comes we are all Troy Davis.


24 Responses to Troy Davis’ “Legal” Murder: An Indictment Against A Bloodthirsty Empire

  1. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1TikRoo
    September 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Pretty sad man! A big middle finger salute to the rednecks of Georgia and the Kangaro Court System that allowed this state sanctioned murder!

  2. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Connor
    September 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I don’t agree with the Death Penalty but not for the reasons that this man states. I don’t think it is because the United States is bloodthirsty but it is seen by its proponents as an effective determent, However it is not and It is never right for the government to execute its own people through the greatest legal system ever devised. (btw not an American im north of the border where we use the same system apart from the executions)

  3. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Cliff
    September 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Eye for an eye people. The amount of money spent keeping killers in jail is insane. You kill accidentally that one thing, you commit murder you should burn in hell. You should be wiped of the face of the earth. The death penalty should be in every state and every country in the world. Im a Canadian and even I think the death penalty is fine. If there is the tiniest fart of evidence that you did not commit murder, I dont think there should be the death penalty. If the evidence is 100% you killed someone intentionally, you should die especially if the person was an innocent victim. And not 20 frickin years later. As soon as you are found guilty you should be killed that week. If you think murderers should live after killing innocent people, then go walk into oncoming traffic because you are a useless human being.

  4. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1zadoc
    September 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I think that people who read about the Troy Davis story who are usually for the death penalty will begin to change their minds and oppose it. For the past decade support for the death penalty has been falling, and that’s a good thing.

    POLL: Will the execution of Troy Davis help to end the death penalty in the United States?

  5. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Arthur Dent
    September 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I find it ironic that the state executes people against their will, but refuses to legally allow people to end their own life.

    • +1 Vote -1 Vote +1My name is not important
      September 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      That’s because the goal is control. The state will control when you live… the state will control when you die.

  6. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1Sather
    September 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I have read a lot of the articles involviong this case. I am all for the death penalty. If a person is found guilty of a heinous enough crime, then the death penalty is a god sentence. I dont like paying for people to live prison for years. It bothers me that this happens so much. I just wonder if the author or his family had been the victim of a crime severe enough to warrant the death penalty, would he change his mind. I wonder if this guy gets upset of the millions off people killed in other countries, sometime simply because they were born in a different village than the supporters of the dictator in charge.

    • Vote -1 Vote +1My name is not important
      September 23, 2011 at 6:46 am

      Good Freudian slip there: “god sentence”. Too on the nose.

    • Vote -1 Vote +1Oliver
      September 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Apparently, you don’t realize that the death penalty is much more expensive than regular incarceration. Given the special provisions for death candidates AND the fact that unlike others, they have no reason not to use any and all legal means at their disposal, combined with the fact that for the latter reason, it will take years until they are actually executed, they rake in much more costs than anyone on a life term.

      As for the question if the author or his family had been a victim of a crime, it is quite frequently asked but is merely a demonstration in a lack of understanding of the role of a legal system in general and the role of criminal law. The role of a legal system is not to serve individuals, i.e. victims and their families, but society. The role of criminal law is to provide for measures that will allow closure for society. It never is and never will be the role of a legal system to meet anyone’s desire for revenge, because that will not bring closure for society but merely bring on a vicious circle of violence.

      And sorry, the argument referring to other countries rings very hollow as long as the “crime” of a lot of death row inmates is having the wrong skin color and a DA who desperately needs to convict someone, anyone, without giving any importance to the fact whether he actually did it.

  7. Vote -1 Vote +1David
    September 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Killing by any means is wrong, Murdering a Murdering because “he deserves it” is an insane statement in itself. No human being on this earth should be able to “legally” kill someone..that includes the government..the doctors who perform the act of injecting, NO ONE should have the ability to end your life but you. I realize accidents and murders are going to happen.. but Killing someone should NEVER be the solution… Legal murder IS murder and Murder is W.R.O.N.G. Put murders in Slave labor camps for all I care..but to take their life is a injustice of humanity

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