I'm so angry/frustrated/sad/fed up! We are tearing each other down over tweets (re: Fabolous/RayJ) so focused on the here & now. The immateriality(sp) of it all. & an innocent man is dying tomorrow. There was no 'fair' trial. Locked up as soon he reached his early 20s. What life? Twenty years later, he's been denied a stay of execution. Davis will die tomorrow.
How does it feel, when you know you will cease to exist in less than 24 hours??! That your fate is in the hands of those who really don't care? To sit in jail for a murder you did not commit??
Ask Mumia. December 2011 marks his 30th year incarcerated for crimes he did not commit (proven).
Everyday I take my freedom for granted. I realize & understand this.
Everyday I watch young Black boys/men & fear for them. I want to protect them all. Save them all. Shield them from the system. Rescue them. But that feeling of hopelessness. To be helpless is the ugliest sentiment. It's useless. You can fight it, but if you lose, the feeling multiplies/compounds.
That's how I feel. & it's infuriating.
** written Sept. 20, 2011, 10AM **
UPDATE: The Supreme Court has denied clemency for Davis. His murder by lethal injection commences at 7 p.m. (8 minutes from now)
UPDATE: The Supreme Court actually denied the stay of execution around 10:30p.m. that evening. Word is Davis had been strapped to a stretcher & sedated while awaiting word about when/if he would be executed. Torture. The execution began at 10:52 p.m. and he was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m.
Journalists gathered around those who witnessed the murder, and asked repetitive questions. I heard giggles from the small gathering. VERY insensitive, unprofessional, an DISGUSTING. I was enraged. I still am.
Davis' funeral and burial were on October 1, 2011. The theme was blue and white (casket, flowers & etc.). There were supporters in "I am TROY DAVIS" tees (blue & white) who attended the ceremony.