After the Savannah rally, I returned to the studio to conduct a live online radio broadcast on the Troy Davis mockery of justice. You can hear highlights of the broadcast below.
Brothers and sisters, on the night of August 19, 1989 when Officer Macphail was tragically shot and killed, I was not there. On that night, you were not there. On that night, no other member of the Macphail family was there.
In fact, no physical evidence proved that Troy Davis actually shot Officer MacPhail.
These photos are from the Sept 21, 2011 rally in Savannah, Ga, which began at 5:00 PM--just hours before Troy Davis was to be executed. In the photos is Sister Marilyn Jackson founder of The Daughters of Mary Magdalene and community organizer being interviewed by the mainstream media.
Without any physical evidence, the State of Georgia would seek to kill a man. Such a low threshold should never become the yardstick by which the legal system should use when deciding to take the life of a human being, whether the accused is Black or White.
No smoking gun. No forensic evidence. No fingerprints. No video. No audio. No blood trail. No DNA. No ballistics.
The key factors in convicting Troy Anthony Davis were the damaging testimonies from nine so-called witnesses. Those testimonies carried such an enourmous amount of weight that a guilty verdict was almost guaranteed. The word of these so-called witnessed mattered just that much. But let's take a closer look.
Main Problems With This Case
1) There was NO physical evidence that emphatically linked Troy Davis as the murderer of Officer MacPhail, making this a circumstantial case.
2) Seven of the nine so-called witnesses later recanted their testimony, which means they lied on Troy Davis at trial (fabricated testimony x 7 = injustice)
3) Three of the actual jurors that voted to convict Troy Davis later stated that "Had they known then what they know now that they would NOT have gone for the death penalty."
4) During the same time shoddy circumstantial evidence and fabricated testimonies were being used to kill Troy Davis, a systemic pattern of police corruption and malicious prosecution was already at work within Chatham County (Georgia) against several African Americans.
Even if you are for the death penalty, there should, at least, be a standard of actual physical evidence that places a person at the scene of the crime other than simply not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not even just 5, not 6, but 7 "lying witnesses." After all, the life of a human being is on the line. And when the four factors that are listed above are all a part of the prosecution's strategy, this becomes a legal lynching in 2011.
With this type of testimony, no prosecutor should never seek the highest penalty imaginable--death. This is just common-sense and righteousness.
On September 21, 2011 in support of saving a man's life from a death row conviction based on a lack of physical evidence and an over-abundance of manufactored evidence, I went to Savannah, Ga in front of City Hall to show support in favor of saving a human life that was being swallowed by manufactured evidence.
After this rally, Troy Davis was legally lynched.
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Just imagine if 7 people testified lies against you in a court of law, and there was no physical evidence linking you to the crime that you know that you did not commit, plus the DA was seeking to end your life....... what would you do?
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9/23/2011 02:32:12 am
Troy Davis was an innocent man of yahshua who was doing genuine work of Yahweh to His people and since He was innocent and He was not proofed guilt before the court.He was black and that's why all these happened to Him so there is total hatred to the black people.
9/23/2011 10:41:55 am
I am very angry at this system we call the law. It allows someone to be put to death on someone's word and lets just say they lie on you or even hate you. We could be killed on a lie and no real evidence. We need to look at this so call justice that is suppose to be blind under that scarf over the eyes but she can see and there is no justice for the black man. We need Yah justice which is for every man. Stay bless !
9/23/2011 05:24:35 pm
Shalom brothers and sisters as I learned of Troy Davis' case I could only think of one black man that went through the same thing. His name was Yahshua, our brother and True Messiah. He received no justice in 5 courtrooms, he had lieing witnesses come to his trial. There was no evidence that proved that he committed the crime they accused him of. All knew that he was innocent yet they still hung him on the tree. Our brother Troy Davis is just an example and sign and wonder to show us, black people, who we are in this country and in the living word. We are the real 12 Tribes of Israel from the seed of Abraham, Issac and Jacob our forfathers. It's time for us to stop fighting each other and stand up for each other. HalleluYAH!! It's time to stand up!
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