The premise of the justice system is to convict a citizen when there is guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Especially in the matter of the brutal business of the government taking a man's life. An American man, Troy Davis, is going to be killed in Georgia, tonight, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm for the alleged 1989 murder of police officer. There is much reasonable doubt regarding this man's guilt. There are a litany of reasons why this man should not die tonight. A witness testified that another man confessed to the murders. Multiple jurors recanted their original verdicts. The former FBI director William Sessions demanded that the death sentence be commuted. The Atlanta Journal Constitution argued that the basis of the guilty verdict is now clearly in doubt. In America, we don't ask people to prove their innocence! Our jurist prudent system states that we must find people guilty to all exclusions of any doubt. Clearly there was doubt on so many instances. How is it that America can actually kill people when they may be innocent?
If you can't prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt then you can't kill this man. This case has the world's attention. When did we start to ignore all statements of doubt by those who have looked long and hard at the case and apply the cruelest punishment of all. Death can never be remedied. You can't take it back. This man is about to be murdered. Regardless of how we justify it, the execution of a prisoner is a state sanctioned murder. This needs to stop people. Please make your voices heard.
According to Amnesty International, nearly 1 million people have signed a petition on Davis' behalf. His supporters include former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI, a former FBI director, the NAACP, several conservative figures and many celebrities, including hip-hop star Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Natalie Maines and many others. It seems that the cries will be in vain. According to officials he will be dead in minutes.