Tuesday, September 20, 2011

State-sponsored murder

According to Amnesty International, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to intervene in tomorrow's scheduled execution of Troy Davis, despite the overwhelming evidence that there is more than "reasonable doubt" that he committed the crime he was convicted of.

It's dismaying, but not that surprising.  As a core part of the Old Confederacy, Georgia is (at least) a crypto-fascist state.  State-sponsored murder, otherwise known as "execution," is a way for such states to demonstrate their absolute power over their citizens, including the power to decide whether they live or die.

1 comment:

  1. You said it, Bro. WPFW has been all over this, unlike the corporate media, and just announced a protest in DC organized by Amnesty International.

    If they go through with this horror, I guess the Tea Party will have something to cheer about...

    -Sis Mary


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