I’m not sure what it means when we live in a society that applauds for the murder of 246 human beings by the state.
I’m not sure what it means when we celebrate death and see vengeance as a legit and appropriate response.
When did forgiveness become passé? Or naive. Or weak.
I don’t understand. Where is the strength in taking a person’s life? How does this build community? Is someone going to get their house out of foreclosure because Davis is dead? Is there a cure for AIDS involved? Will his death prevent a young woman from being raped on her way home from work tomorrow–
[Wait. Skip that one. That’s for another post.]
I’m so confused. And I kinda want to vomit. Or move to Antarctica.
Instead, I write. And I call. Via @aliciasanchez:
Troy davis was denied clemency. keep calling if you can— When you call (404) 656-5651 Listen to the menu, press #5 for “Pardons,” Ask for DA Chisolm, Leave a message.
For more information, ask Zora Walker.