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.
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.
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