22 September 2011

A Tale of Two State Sanctioned Murders

Last night, in the state of Texas and the state of Georgia, two executions took place. In the first execution, white supremacist Lawrence Brewer was executed for his part in the brutal murder of James Byrd Jr., an African-American man who was dragged behind a pickup truck by a chain by Brewer and two accomplices.

The Brewer execution occurred before the execution of Troy Davis, an African-American man who was convicted of murdering an off-duty police officer in 1989. Our friend Dr. Dawg has written extensively about the Davis case and we suggest our readers view his take on what he (in our opinion accurately) describes as the American death cult in his latest update on the case.

There are two significant differences between these two cases. In Brewer's case, there has never been a question of his guilt or the guilt of the two other men (one also on death row and the other sentenced to life) convicted for the Byrd murder. In Davis' case, 7 of the 9 witnesses who helped to convict him have recanted and of the remaining 2, one was originally a suspect who has apparently admitted to having killed police officer Mark MacPhail meaning there is significant doubt regarding Davis' guilt.

Such a distinction is lost on the likes of John Marleau:

Funny how killing a cop and being sentanced [sic] to death can get some sympathy from the MSM but killing a random Black and being pro White gets you slanted as a total scum bag.

Then again, John has never been accused of being a particularly deep thinker, though considering his own hatred of both racial minorities and the police, we wonder why he would care.

As for the death of these two men, the majority of the Collective takes the position that capital punishment is wrong, even in the case of men such as Brewer.

1 comment:

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