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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Troy Davis Case: What Happens Now?

by Langston Hughes
Democracy will not come
Today, this year
Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.

I have as much right
As the other fellow has
To stand
On my two feet
And own the land.

I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I'm dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.

Is a strong seed
In a great need.

I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.
Today, the daddy is feeling this small but important piece from Chigozie. It provides the clearest explanation of what happens now with the Troy Davis case:

"The US Supreme Court has issued a stay on the lynching of Troy Davis. This simply means that the execution will be postponed until the US Supreme Court decides whether to hear the case. In the event the US Supreme Court decides not to hear the case, the State of Georgia can proceed with the execution. This is a small victory, but there is no guarantee that the Supreme Court will ultimately decide to hear this case, as it hears very few cases that petition to be heard. It should be noted that even if the brother is ultimately released from prison, which may be several years from now considering the process, the rehabilitation process from spending nearly two decades on death row will prove difficult."

To read the full story, check out The Liberator Blog.

Thanks, Achali.


Nun in the Hood said...

I know that this is a small triumph in an uphill race....What can we do....What small steps can we take to keep hte momentum....I know Troy has Jimmy Carter and the Pope with him....what can we 'little people' do on a consisten basis?

MountainLaurel said...

I heard the news with joy. I keep praying that the Lord will hear and cause justice to be done. I wish I could think of something else that I could do.

enigma4ever said...

thank you for posting on this...and for the Langston Hughes....

I too am praying and hoping that justice will prevail finally in this case- and yes..I have written letters on it to....but you are right to blog it...

you have a wonderful blog...can I add you to Watergate Summer blogroll....