In a blog entry at Huffington Post Black Voices, civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton says he is not asking people to judge whether Troy Davis is innocent or guilty. He is advocating for stopping his scheduled execution and pushing for a new trial.
During the first Republican debate last week, the loudest applause of the night rang after Brian Williams questioned Gov. Rick Perry on Texas’ execution of an alarming 234 death row inmates. As predicted, his response included the following: ‘If you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer … you will face the ultimate justice in the state of Texas, and that is you will be executed’. What Perry and the bloodthirsty crowd glanced over however is the fact that countless innocent people are wrongly executed and many more continue to sit on death row today. And then there are some that just want an opportunity to have a fair day in court to allow the system to truly decipher their guilt or innocence. One such individual is a man by the name of Troy Davis.
Read the Rev. Al Sharpton’s entire blog post at Huffington Post Black Voices.