In the shadow of evil...
Today, 21 September 2012, marks a year since the state sanctioned murder of Troy Anthony Davis.
As the authorities who had the power to stop the execution of Troy Davis dithered, his supporters fervently hoped and prayed that one of them would do the right thing. His supporters reflected their anguish and that of millions as the world watched and waited in the hours leading up to the murder.
Everyone stood in absolute and unwavering solidarity with Troy and his family – and with unswerving dedication to the belief that state sponsored murder is a heinous violation of the rights of humanity and a universal spiritual violation against the tenets of all faiths. The entire world watched, hoped, and prayed vigil.
Shortly before the execution, at a vigil for Davis in Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, a little girl grasped a “Too Much Doubt” sign and walked south across the plaza towards Georgia, as if she knew, spiritually, where an egregious travesty was about to take place, and she felt she had to be there to add her tiny hands and heart to the multitudes trying to stop it.
The Free Troy Davis movement demonstrated a continuance in young Black leadership. Major advocacy organizations and dignitaries signed on in Davis' final hours. Yet, the years of grassroots organizing – and the million-plus signatures gathered in a matter of days – showed that this movement was powered by the people.
While Troy Davis’ nephew De’Jaun spoke eloquently in Georgia as his uncle lay on a gurney waiting for the lethal injection, young Africans were speaking out in San Francisco at the vigil in Justin Herman Plaza.
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