As I noted elsewhere, the Bush/Reagan Supreme Court turned down Troy Davis’ appeal for a new trial and did so without comment, as if they didn’t need to explain why they’re allowing an execution to go forward in a case where the evidence was so insubstantial as to be non-existant and 4/5 of the witnesses recanted, claiming they’d been pressured by police and coached by prosecutors eager for a conviction.
Yesterday afternoon, Judge Penny Haas Freesemann rescheduled Davis’ execution date, setting it for the 27th of this month.
The State of Georgia is owed very little respect for the way this has been handled. Along with its other shameful acts – trying to bar the teaching of evolution in public school science classes, or allowing the GOP to steal both Senate seats as well as the governorship with doctored e-voting machines, slime campaigns, and vote caging, for examples – it is prepared to execute an almost certainly innocent man on skimpier evidence than would be required to make you pay a traffic fine.
The GOP has gone way too far, and killing a man to keep from embarrassing the cops who were played for suckers by Red Coles and the prosecutor who may have intimidated witnesses to get a conviction is a good place to get them to stop. We’ve had enough of this revenge crap, we’ve had enough of innocent people dying so the Pubs can claim they’re fighting crime – a bad, sick joke considering how many of them have been caught breaking the law, right up to the president.
I’ve been saying for a while that it’s time to fight back but it was TMiss who came up with a way to do it. Let Sonny Perdue and Coke know we’ll start a boycott of Coca Cola if Davis dies.
All the villagers in the Beltway feel bad for our BMX bike President.
The Supreme Court also feels bad for him, and they decided to perk him up by letting Georgia execute an obviously innocent man. Should Gov. Perdue go ahead with Troy Davis’s execution, I will forevermore stand in adamant opposition to any organization that holds any conventions or meetings in Georgia. If Davis dies, Georgia should die (economically speaking).
Davis is not a bloody cherry with which to top the shit sundae that is Bush’s two terms of failure. Enough is e-fucking-nuff, and if Georgia murders Davis, the entire state should be subject to massive boycotts. No convention business, no online purchases from Georgia-based companies, no tourism dollars, nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing. No earmarks from Congress.
I can think of no reason why we need to keep any military bases open in Georgia, and surely there must be better places to locate the Centers for Disease Control.
I am serious. If Troy Davis dies, let’s kill Georgia. I don’t have the clout to get this thing rolling, but how long do you think Sonny Perdue would remain governor if Coca-Cola was hit with an international boycott?
Let’s do it. Let’s boycott Coca-Cola. If you drink that sugar water crap, you’re better off without it. This is also an excuse to get your kids to stop drinking that piss water.
There’s no doubt in my mind whatsoever that if Coca-Cola took a beating, Georgia would wear the bruises.
Our money may not be worth much nowadays, but I’m betting Coke would miss our dollars. We certainly can’t expect the media to help us. I’ve been listening to NPR closely but they haven’t mentioned Troy Davis this week, despite finding time to be amused by Chief Justice Roberts hard-boiled ruling.
One national paper (the WaPo, I think) had an article on the turn-down by the SCOTUS but that was all I saw. I wouldn’t expect the right-wing Fraud Squad currently running the CPB (which runs NPR and PBS) to be terribly interested and apparently they weren’t. But this story has legs potentially, and certainly it has right on its side.
Boycott Coca Cola, for real, if Georgia murders Troy Davis. In fact, boycott the entire state of Georgia, just as TMiss suggests. Enough is more than enough. Especially when you’ve got the prosecutor saying shit like this in an interview with the AP.
Chatham County District Attorney Spencer Lawton, who has declined to speak to the media about the Davis case while it was still pending, broke his silence with a 14-page statement after the Supreme Court’s decision.
In it, he said the witness recantations failed to meet the legal threshold required to call a new trial. The high rate of recantations, he said, also “invites a suggestion of manipulation, making it very difficult to believe.”
“A suggestion of manipulation”? That’s funny coming from the guy who helped manipulate and possibly intimidate the witnesses who now want to take it all back because they were wrong to let him do it. Rather, the “high rate of recantations” suggests a high level of intimidation by everybody in the system across the board, not unusual in the case of a murdered police officer.
But for me, this is the capper.
He added, “The delay has been a terrible ordeal for both families, for Troy Davis’ family and Mark MacPhail’s family. To have that over with, I think, is perhaps the best thing to be said about this.”
Kill an innocent man so we can all forget about it and go home to our trophy wives, our gin martinis, and our Republican fundraisers with the strippers coming out of cakes and the bevy of hookers (male and female) doing a slam-bang business working the toilets.
BOYCOTT COCA COLA
Contact the BOD at:
The Coca-Cola Company
P.O. Box 1734
Atlanta, GA 30301
1-800-GET COKE (438-2653)
The Coca Cola Bottlers Association
3290 Northside Pkwy Nw
Atlanta, GA 30327
If they have an email address, it’s buried somewhere. Dinosaurs.
Join Us. BOYCOTT COCA COLA. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
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TROY DAVIS,PLEASE REMEMBER THAT AMERICA IS NOT THE OLD SOUTH ~ AFRICA !!!
A $TATE ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF GEORGIA INTERNATIONALLY WILL OBVIOU$LY BE THE END RE$ULT OF GEORGIA DECIDING TO MURDER A PO$$IBLE INNOCENT TROY DAVI$ WITHOUT A NEW AND FAIR TRIAL ?
US CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS WHO ARE ALSO LAWYERS BY TRADE, CONTINUE TO DENY poorer AMERICAN’S PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION !!!
THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY NEEDS TO BEGIN A FORMAL INVESTIGATION INTO THESE US CONGRESSIONAL CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BEING INFLICTED ON poorer AMERICAN’S LIKE MR.TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA !!!
HAVING BEEN DENIED APPEAL LAWYERS FOR THREE YEARS ON DEATH ROW IN GEORGIA MR. TROY DAVIS IS NOW BEING EXECUTED FOR A CRIME HE MIGHT NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN INVOLVED WITH !!!
SENATOR OBAMA PLEASE LET THIS COUNTRIES VOTERS KNOW YOUR FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT A NEEDED FUTURE REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF OUR BROKEN JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT CONTINUES TO ALLOW THE EXECUTION’S OF EVEN POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN’S LIKE TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA ?????
BEING THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD SENATOR OBAMA, DON’T WE NEED AS THE LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD TO BEGIN ONCE AGAIN TO RE-INVEST THE PROPER MONIE$ IN OUR OWN US JUDICIAL SYSTEM, ASSURING ALL OF OUR CITIZENS THEIR RIGHTS TO FAIR TRIALS WITH PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ???
DOES GOD NEED TO LOBBY OUR US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD ON BEHALF OF OUR poorer american’s SENATOR OBAMA,OR ARE YOU WATCHING OUT FOR THEM ??
***OUR US CONGRESS CONTINUES TO DENY MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION EVEN THOUGH WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS & FALSE INCARCERATIONS CONTINUE ALL ACROSS AMERICA ???
*** 700 BILLION $$$ AVAILABLE FOR US BAILOUT, & NO $$$ FOR ALL POORER AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ? SENATOR OBAMA, THIS JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM, AND NO LONGER CAN BE KEPT HIDDEN OR SECRET FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVEN IF CERTAIN (501c3) U$ RELIGIOU$ LEADER$ HAVE BEEN $ILENCED ??
LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS CONTINUE TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????
WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL INJUSTICE CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK & LATINO AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????
*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED *** THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????
**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS ! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.
****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY **** The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.
***WHERE ARE AMERICA’S RELIGIOUS LEADERS ??????? Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.
This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.
This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!
Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus with our US FEDERAL COURTS and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!
For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.
It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.
This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World! ***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY !
A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO 2) GOOGLE
(MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.)
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !
***Someone please tell our US Congress that the GED degree that Manny Gonzales acquired in prison is not a LAW DEGREE !!!!!!
This has to be the worst article I have ever read. I think everyone who reads it will be a little dumber for it. How on earth can you correllate the plight of a convicted cop killer, who by the way left behind a wife and a child fatherless, with the economics of today. You sir or madamn are the reason this country is so screwed to begin with. The man, and I use that term loosely, was covicted by a jury of his peers and given all the appeals, of which there are way too many, under law and his time is about to run out. I wish death upon no man, be they black or white, gay or straight, whatever. But I believe in this country and our judicial system as a whole and say maybe you sir or madamn are the racist here. Maybe you should take a look in the mirror and decide if you really love this country. I know it is getting harder and harder to get into the country, just ask any hispanic american these days and they will tell you all about the trials and tribulations of becoming a citizen, but I also know its very easy to leave and never come back. If you don’t support our system of government and judicial process then I suggest a stay in China or North Vietnam or Iran. I bet you would fit right in there.