Jasiri X, the politically conscious rapper, produced this very powerful video regarding the Troy Davis case. He is scheduled to be executed this Wednesday for killing a Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. There is way too much doubt in this case. Here are just a few:
1. 7 of the 9 witnesses have since recanted their testimonies.
2. Witnesses have come forward saying that Sylvester Coles, who was at the scene, told them that he was the shooter – not Davis.
3. There is no physical evidence linking him to the murder.
Even though I support the death penalty, I agree with Jason Ewart, one of Davis’ attorneys:
“We are hopeful that Georgia will take this opportunity, as many other states have done, to show that the integrity of capital punishment is best preserved by reserving it for cases where no doubt exists as to the guilt of the accused.”
All kinds of doubt exists here. He should not be executed. There are no do-overs. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles will be hearing his case today, and I hope they grant clemency.