Mataste a Troy Davis, y ¿Ahora que?



La pena de muerte es una de esas muchas razones por las que pienso en que Darwing estaba en lo correcto cuando nos clasificó dentro del reino animal. Aunque pensándolo bien, la pena de muerte no existe entre los animales! 


El Caso de Troy Davis nos revive el fantasma que cada año se lleva la vida de cientos de estadounidenses, convirtiendo el país mas rico y avanzado del mundo en el mas retrógada en materia judicial.

"En los 18 años que batalló por revertir la sentencia, el caso de Davis ganó notoriedad internacional: desde el Papa Benedicto XVI hasta el ex presidente estadounidense Jimmy Carter.
La creencia es que Davis fue víctima de un sistema judicial racista cuando lo condenó por el asesinato del policía blanco Mark McPhail en 1989 en Savannah.
La evidencia usada en su caso fue circunstancial, no hubo arma ni motivo del crimen e incluso siete de los nueve testigos cambiaron sus versiones tras el juicio.
17 de julio de 2007, la Junta de Perdones y Libertad Condicional de Georgia suspendió la ejecución 24 horas antes de ser cumplida.
23 de septiembre del 2008, la Corte Suprema de Justicia de EE.UU. ordenar que se revisara el caso dos horas antes de que se diera la inyección letal.
24 de octubre 2008, una corte federal de apelaciones detuvo la aplicación de la sentencia programada para cumplirse 48 horas después." Tomado de www.BBCMundo.com

“In the death chamber, we took our seats on the last of three pews.
Warden Carl  Humphrey began the process by reading the execution order signed by Chatham County Judge Penny Haas Freesmann. "The court having sentenced defendant Troy Anthony Davis on the third day of September, 1991, to be executed….”
Then he asked Davis if he has any final words.
Yes, the condemned man said and he raised his head so he could look at Mark MacPhail Jr., who was an infant when his father was murdered, and William MacPhail, the dead officer’s brother.
“I’m sorry for your loss,” Davis said.
Mark MacPhail, who was leaning forward, and his uncle did not move. They stared at the man who killed their loved one.
“I did not personally kill your son, father and brother,” Davis said. “I am innocent. “
He asked his family and friends to continue to search for the truth.
And to the prison officials he said “may God have mercy on your souls. May God bless your souls.”
He then lowered his head. He turned down an offer for a prayer.
Within minutes, Troy Anthony Davis slipped out of consciousness and in 14 minutes he was dead.
A three-drug cocktail ended his life. First pentobarbital put Davis in a drug-induced coma. The paralytic pancuronium bromide was second. Potassium chloride stopped Davis’ heart.
“The court ordered execution of Troy Anthony Davis was carried out in accordance with the laws of the state of Georgia,” the warden announced.
Curtains in the death chamber were closed and we were quickly ushered out.
Waiting for us at the media staging area was a line of correctional officers, deputy sheriffs and state troopers blocking protesters from crossing Georgia Highway 36 onto prison property and hoards of local, national and international reporters waiting for the reporters who witnessed the execution to describe what happened.
He went peacefully, one of the reporters said.” Tomado de www.ajc.com

La pregunta que queda es: ¿se hizo justicia? ¿Ya lo mataron, ahora que resta?


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