TALK TO THE DADDY

Hello. Come on in. The daddy writes about current events, literature, music and, once in a while, drops something on you from back in the day to make you pause and ponder, stop and stare, and begin to wonder. Who knows? You may start to pace the floor, shake your head from side to side, then fall down on bended knees in a praying position and cry, "Lawd, have mercy! What is this world coming to?" Check yourself! But this blog is NOT about the daddy. It's about you: your boos, your fam, your hood, your country...our hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow. So let's make a pact: the daddy will put it on the track if you'll chase it down and hit him back. Together, we can definitely take it to another level. Shall we?"

Monday, August 17, 2009

VICTORY FOR TROY DAVIS!!!

"As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses. An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by a legalized murder."
--Coretta Scott King,wife of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

Victory! Victory! Victory!

The Supreme Court just ordered a new trial for Troy Davis. It shows what can happen when people fight for justice. The high court ordered a federal judge in Georgia to determine whether there is evidence "that could not have been obtained at the time of trial (that) clearly establishes petitioner's innocence."

"The substantial risk of putting an innocent man to death clearly provides an adequate justification for holding an evidentiary hearing," said Justice John Paul Stevens, writing for the court. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer concurred with Stevens.

One day Troy Davis will be free to walk the streets among us again.

15 comments:

Somebodies Friend said...

This is fantastic news MacDaddy. It shows that justice can win out if people come together in support of an injustice in the court system.

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Excellent!

Villager said...

We need to keep our prayers and pressure on ... next step is the judicial system in the state of Georgia...

peace, Villager

Alana said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Margaret

http://guitarlearntoplay.net

R.J. said...

I was so happy to read this at the office. Made my day. Now we just need for Troy's attorneys to do their job and set him free.

Nun in the Hood said...

Dear MacDaddy,
You have been an important voice for justice in this one all along....Thanks you for keeping it before our consciousness and consciences!(Let's hear it for technology!!!)
I agree with one of the writers....The battle is not won yet, but Troy must be supported now more than ever....Keep us posted and directed!
One of your Grateful Readers

Vigilante said...

Congratulations, MacDaddy!

SagaciousHillbilly said...

BRAVO!

Stimpson said...

Check out this firedoglake post to see how depressingly dickish Justice Scalia has been on the Davis case:
http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/08/17/the-executioners-pout/

Scalia doesn't think an appeal should be heard because Davis had a "fair" trial, never mind the consequences of ignoring evidence that strongly suggests he's innocent of murder.

MadMike said...

Very good. So the criminal justice system works, at least some of the time.

XO said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
XO said...

You so promoted his cause and the injustice of his conviction. You'll never know how many people you touched with those MANY informative and inspirational posts you made for so long --never giving up on his case! You directed folks to websites whereby they could protest his death penalty. That's the life of an activist --you just don't know how the pebble will ripple out --or how far. But I know one thing --and that is that you've impacted the life of a very deserving human being and we are all the better for it. Good work!
xo

Nun in the Hood said...

MacDaddy,
We miss you and pray for you....Hope you are OK....

MacDaddy said...

Nun: I miss being in the "hood" with you and the others too. However, I've been doing all the things to ready my book "The Sixties? Yes, I Remember" for publication and to make it quickly accessible for purchase on my blog. There's a lot involved. I'm hoping it will be finished by Sunday. But thanks for your concern.

Anonymous said...

~ WHO ALLOWED $ATAN TO $NEAK INT THE PEOPLES U.$.CONGRE$$ ~

THIS OLD WORLD ORDER OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF OUR POORER AMERICANS NEEDS ENLIGHTENED POLITICAL MINDS AND HEARTS TO VIEW GOD DIFFERENTLY THEN $$$? NO MATTER WHAT THEIR POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION ???

WHEN WILL OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS ABATE THEIR ASSAULT ON POORER AMERICANS WITH THEIR MONETARY CONTROL OF OUR IVORY TOWER U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER ???

THERE ARE NOT MANY MORE DISTRACTIONS LEFT WHICH ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS TO HIDE BEHIND IN NOT TAKING PROPER CARE OF ALL OUR AMERICANS IN A HUMANE FASHION !!!

RALPH NADER ATTEMPTED TO EDUCATE AMERICAN VOTERS ABOUT U.S. CORPORATE POWER IN AMERICA AND HOW THEY CONTROL OUR CONGRESSIONAL PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR POCKET BOOK (POLITICAL DONATIONS). WITHOUT THE DOUGH $$$ THESE U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD DO NOT GET RE~ELECTED TO CONGRESS.TO STAY IN POLITICAL OFFICE IN AMERICA,ONE HAS TO BARTER YOUR VOTES IN CONGRESS AND REPRESENT POWER INTERESTS IN RETURN FOR THE BUCK$.

POORER AMERICANS HAVE NEVER HAD THE $$$ LOBBY TO INFLUENCE THIS CORRUPT POLITICAL CONCEPT (of horse trading political votes for political contributions) TO ACHIEVE PROPER HEALTH ~CARE OR LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ALL OUR MIDDLE ~ CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS.

AMERICAN IVORY TOWER U.S.CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD HAVE PASSED FEDERAL LEGISLATION IN WASHINGTON DC TO SPEND 50 BILLION AMERICAN TAX $$$ ON THE INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS WHILE THEIR OWN AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING TOLD BY THIS SAME U.S.CONGRESS THAT NATIONAL HEALTH CARE AND PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR CITIZENS IS UNAFFORDABLE.

*** WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS (WHO ARE ONLY 1% OF OUR USA POPULATION) SADLY ALSO CONTROL HOW OUR U.S.CONGRESS SPENDS THEIR BUDGET TRILLION$ AND HAVE OBVIOUSLY FOUND MORE WORTHY INTERNATIONAL CITIZENS THEN OUR OWN DESPERATE AND NEEDY POOR TO ASSIST !!!

Middle Class and Working Poor Americans are unable to afford proper legal representation in their Civil, Criminal and Family Courts of law all across America causing tremendous hardships nationwide,but these great minds and callous hearts in our American Congress have found others Worldwide more needy then their own citizens who are being falsely incarcerated,wrongfuly executed,losing their homes or apartments,losing child custody or visitation with their children etc?

Not being afforded proper legal representation by our U.S. Congress has created a total breakdown of the American judicial system for our poorer Americans because the our U.S. Courts punish all of us little people if we are not assisted with proprer legal counsel.it is a known fact that our average Middle Class and Working Poor Americans without proper legal representation in all of our American Courts of law lose their legal cases to the better financed who are able to afford lawyers.


Troy Davis and Mumia Abu ? Jamal are 2 perfect examples of American citizens who never had proper legal representation or defense investigations afforded them by our U.S. Congressional Leaders Of The Free World in their initial criminal trials in (Georgia and Pennsylvania) who might very well have to pay the ultimate price of possibly being completely innocent and falsely executed in the near future.

These two poor Americans are among tens of thousands of legal cases nationwide that never were afforded proper legal representation or proper defense investigation at their initial trials.**We the public really have no idea if these men are innocent or guilty until they both are given fair legal representation at their new future trials.

Improper murder trials and needless deaths due to lack of healthcare take place in Third World Countries all the time.
*** Why should average Middle~Class and Working Poor Americans in the Wealthiest Country Of The World be treated as if they are living a Third World Life Style ??


lawyersforpooreramericans@yahoo.com424-247-2013