Troy Davis Is Dead; the Movement Continues
Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorOfChange, writes in a blog entry at the Huffington Post that the fight must continue to overhaul the criminal-justice system that allowed Troy Davis' death to happen.
At 11:08 pm, Wednesday September 21, the state of Georgia killed Troy Davis. Just before he was executed, Troy maintained his innocence, urged people to dig deeper into the case to find the truth, and said "For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on your souls, may God bless your souls." It's a tragic day for Troy, for his family, and for equality, fairness, and justice.
It's hard to know what to say at a time like this. In this moment, and in the days and weeks before Troy's execution, we've felt all kinds of things -- anger, sadness, inspiration, hope and hopelessness. This is a time to mourn and remember Troy, to contemplate the profound loss we're facing, to send love and support to Troy's family and friends. It's incredibly important to take the time to spiritually and emotionally care for Troy's family and the amazing community that has arisen to support Troy -- and it feels hard to muster the energy to do much more than that.
Read Rashad Robinson's entire blog entry at the Huffington Post.