Mentre ascolto questo struggente blues di B.B. King in “Troubles, Troubles, Troubles“, pubblico la lettera che Ana Zamora dell’Organizzazione Death Penalty focus (deathpenalty.org) ha inviato ieri a tutti gli attivisti che hanno firmato la petizione per fermare l’esecuzione di Troy Davis di cui ho parlato in questo post.
I write today with a heavy heart. Troy Davis was executed yesterday at 11:08 pm EST, by the state of Georgia. Last night, I was full of sorrow and grief for Mr. Davis, his family, the family of Officer Mark MacPhail, and our failed justice system. This morning, I awake with a renewed sense of urgency and ready to channel this grief into action.
It has become utterly clear to me: We must fight with everything we have, to end the death penalty. The only way to ensure an innocent person is not executed is by erasing the death penalty as an option. Mr. Davis, in his last day with us, understood this reality best:
“There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this unjust system city by city, state by state and countr! y by country…Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!”
Today, while I grieve the loss of Mr. Davis, I also make the following promise: I, Ana Zamora, promise to fight to end the death penalty one state at a time.
In memory of Troy Davis and in the spirit of justice, will you join me? CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE PLEDGE.
This will, by no means, be an easy task and we will need the support of many. We have already been successful in New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Illinois. These successes, coupled with our powerful show of unity and strength for Mr. Davis, makes me confident that we will continue to succeed in ending the death penalty.