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Troy Davis wrongfully executed by DragonQuestWes Troy Davis wrongfully executed by DragonQuestWes
Let me try to make this as brief as possible.

What happened was a police officer by the name of Mark MacPhail was shot and killed at a Burger King parking lot.

The case went on for years. Yes, years from August 19, 1989 (when he was convicted). There were (pretty much false) witnesses and lack of proper evidence. He was sentenced to death two years later.

Lots protested against his sentencing because of the blatant bias of our court system. While I don't give a shit about whether Casey Anthony was innocent or not, I think it's really fucked up they let her off the hook WITH NO EVIDENCE while a black man like Troy gets the death sentence WITH NO EVIDENCE.

If you disagree, fine. But you better have a DAMN good reason too.

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SaameeSemee Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry.. Can I just point out? I just think it was a really ignorant statement on your part to say, "Pretty much everybody is upset by this, except for the racists." You don't really have that judgement to say it honestly.. Because there were people that truly felt Troy was the one. Who knows? Maybe he was innocent. Maybe he was not. We don't know, only he does.

And the "Lots protested against his sentencing because of the blatant bias of our court system. While I don't give a shit about whether Casey Anthony was innocent or not, I think it's really fucked up they let her off the hook WITH NO EVIDENCE while a black man like Troy gets the death sentence WITH NO EVIDENCE." Well.. Actually, there weren't many witness's for that shit. No one saw Casey Anthony kill her baby but people actually said, 'He's the one.' Wrongfully maybe? I guess, who knows//?

But I must say.. Nice stamp. You're going for what you're believe in, and you believe Troy was innocent-- that the case was all bullshit. Keep spreading it but remember to make your words more clearer. ^^ God bless both Officer Mark and Troy Davis. Allow them to rest in peace.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I really do mean what I said, so I'm going to have to disagree with you there when it comes to thinking what I said was "ignorant." If you REALLY think about it, there's not really that many people who endorse this execution. Technically he was innocent. I'm not making him as some kind of good guy or anything, but our court system is supposed to be "Innocent until proven guilty," regardless of who thinks he really did it or not. If they think he did it, they have to prove it. As you said, only he purely knows.

I don't really have that much knowledge about Casey Anthony nor do I even care all that much, so I can't really say for sure if there were witnesses in that case.

I do appreciate your feedback nonetheless. Neither MacPhail nor Davis deserved to die. I just don't see why anyone would just pick some random person and decide he's guilty.
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SaameeSemee Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's where our different opinions come in. No matter.. I guess what strikes me to this case is in every other murder story/trials etc.. They need more then just witness's. Camera footage or anything else would be nice. It was strange really.. But I'm not in for that. Maybe racists were the high majority who were satisfied to see him put to court. But I can tell you, as generations go on.. Racism isn't a factor anymore. Well in some cases it isn't..

Ahh, I see. Well.. It's a really interesting case if you want to check it out on DatelineNBC. C:

That's what I wonder.. How exactly did they find Troy Davis? Was it a sample? What drove them to title him as murderer...?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I see what you're saying, but believe it or not, there is racism out there, even if you don't explicitly hear it or see it. Be it against whites, blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc. If it wasn't really racist as in of the real perpetrator was another black man, then I would be more inclined to agree that racism had no part in this case.

From what I know, someone went to the police station and they thought he shot the officer.
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Drogul-le-Mogul Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Thanks for speaking about Mr. Troy Davis !
First of all, yes, he did not deserve to be executed ! It makes me remember about an old french affair : in 1987, Partrick Dils was convicted of a double homicide on 2 children (they have been stoned to death, awful)... Patrick has been sent to jail for 15 years, and, was recognized innocent... In a country with active capital punishment, he would probably have been executed. Not a billion dollars could repair 15 years passed behind bars!!! But well , for Troy, no science could bring him back from death....
And, as i've already told in a collage i made last year, i'd noticed that afro-american's nation represented 12 % of the global population, when 42 % were in the deathrow.... WHY ? DEATH PENALTY IS JUST FOR MINORITIES IN THIS FUCKING WORLD !!!!!!!!!!
And yes, i fill sick, disgusted, and flew into a towering rage when i saw that.
see you
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
The reason why there's so many minorities in death row is because the wealthy elite at the very top are so scared of losing even one dollar/euro. They look for scapegoats to desperately cover up their own corruption. From what I've heard, leaders like Sarkozy and Berlusconi want to kick out all the minorities from their countries.
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Drogul-le-Mogul Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Yes, that is the reason we have to fight against them.
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Haupia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Photographer
I just found this today, what a sad story. If he was truly innocent (Though how did nobody find out if it was in a Burger King Parking Lot? Wouldn't there be a few people there?), what just happened, I would consider murder and obviously undeserved since they lacked the evidence to actually say that it was him. However, his death will fuel the fire for things like this to stop (Or so I personally believe).
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Pretty much everybody is upset by this, except for the racists.
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Overlord-Mercia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
He's dead now.
Can't really do anything about. And maybe he did kill him, I haven't been paying attention to the case but there's a possibility that in the courts that there was enough evidence or that there was just a very good prosecutor or ignorant jury. Nevertheless, there's nothing to do now, but pray for him. . .if you believe in that.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
We know that, but the fact is we didn't know if he DID kill the officer or not.
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Overlord-Mercia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Did they ever release anything about the evidence from the case? How do we know if there was or was not reason for unreasonable doubt?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Not precise evidence. We would have been able to know if we actually continued with the investigation. Finding the perpetrator isn't a walk in the park but you could tell that this verdict was rather lazy.
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Overlord-Mercia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Wasn't he on deathrow for 22 years? Did they close it to soon then?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Well, yes but if they're unable to find the actual evidence, they should have let him go. I would let Mumia Abu-Jamal go as well.
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Overlord-Mercia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Hm, it sounds all very strange.
Well, though it sounds awful, I hope he was guilty out of the sheer fact that if they ever find out he was innocent it would possibly mean the end of death row.
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hylian-maiden Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's junk like this why America's justice system is so ridiculously flawed. That cop's family didn't want justice or closure, they wanted bloodshed. They wanted somebody to pay. Not the killer, but somebody. If they wanted the killer to pay, they would've kept investigating and made absolutely sure that he was the killer. Not only that, but they denied him a polygraph test, which he asked for! What killer asks for a lie detector test?!
If they find the real killer and realize they killed an innocent man, I want to see the look on that mama's face.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Right on target. I mean really, I know finding the perpetrator isn't easy and all, but this verdict was just dangerous laziness. Worst part is from what I've heard, that even some FBI officials were against the execution, human rights groups were against the execution and pretty much everyone was against it (except for the racist rednecks who assume that "Oh well he was just a nigger who only cared about stealing so that he could buy more drugs, chicken and watermelon"). The fact that Casey Anthony got off, but not him just shows the blatant racism our court system has. I just want to bash my head against the wall.
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The-Sanrio-fanboy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Someone needs to make a stamp that says "How come Troy Davis gets executed and Casey Anthony does not?"
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InfinityYellowA Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I hug you? I mean the lady waited a MONTH to report a child being missing and somehow that's not evidence enough? Our system is screwed beyond all belief
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I'd be happy to make one but I'm sure someone will beat me to it.
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The-Sanrio-fanboy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I hope :iconhaters-gonna-hate-me: does this.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Perhaps.
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happy-camper123 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
That's... horrible. I think the death sentence is bad enough on its own, but for them to kill a man without actually knowing that he's a killer? That's just plain murder.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
That's what I'm saying. It's becoming increasingly harder to trust authorites.
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Blitzkriegoperative Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A life for a life. Simple as that.
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blueheron93 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Writer
Innocent until proven guilty. Simple as that.
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Animegirl300 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
.... You fail.
The man HERE was innocent of the crime! The person who DID murder that police officer got off scott free, and this innocent man lost his life due to injustice!

There was never enough evidence to prove Troy guilty, and all evidence that COULD HAVE been used to prove he was innocent was prevented from the persecution. In the end he was sentenced to death becasue he couldn't be proven innocent.

Did you read the damned article at all?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I don't exactly what you mean. :confused:
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Blitzkriegoperative Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's used to mean the criminal deserves to die to equal the score. Bascially justice.
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Noxipie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not if he was innocent...
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
No he didn't. It's blatantly obvious that there wasn't enough evidence.
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Blitzkriegoperative Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well who killed him then?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Do you honestly believe that Troy killed that officer? There was an obvious lack of evidence, so we do not know.
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Wolves-With-Pie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Casey Anthony, may you burn in hell. c:
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
:D
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MeltingCORE Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I am devastated and when I saw the news of his death, I felt sick.

How is it that Casey Anthony gets away and Troy does not?

Casey had some evidence. Troy had none.

I feel like Troy Davis was murdered.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
He was murdered. By the state.

I don't care whether Casey Anthony was innocent or not but I agree. There's obvious double standards in our court system.
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owlity Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
That's awful. Nobody should be executed due to lack of evidence. Our court system has been in limbo for a long time. u__u
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Indeed. Casey Anthony got off with lack of evidence, but Troy Davis didn't, it was obviously racist.

Of course, there are also Whites and Latinos who've also been unfairly executed, so it's not just happening to Blacks, but pretty much everyone in general, they just happened to racially profile in Georgia. Everyone is upset by this, even the white majority.
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owlity Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Exactly, and I cannot stand racism. :no: Especially when somebody gets killed because of it. They let the West Memphis 3 go and they were innocent, but then again, they were white. u.u
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Orkideh84 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this stamp, just like many protesters in national and international against Death Penalty and against of course with NO evidence, plus too many witness had took back their claims, some people from jury were doubting, some celebrities were against it, and even the former FBI-director were against it, I mean how many FBI police would even make such statements like that, unless there's a HUGE reason like Troy Davis case?! And Amnesty International were begging their arse off to the Georgia state not to execute the wrong man!
I was very upset too, because instead of rushing executing Troy, they could had at least giving him retrial and putting him a DNA-test, just to know for the sure if he was a killer or not, but now he's dead and there is a risk I believe that they had executed the wrong guy! What a fucking mess Georgia state had made and I blame also US High Court for their madness decision! Way to go! -_-
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
You're welcome. Everyone's upset by this decision. We can all agree that this was an obvious racist double standard. Casey Anthony got released, no evidence, Troy gets executed, no evidence. Pretty much everyone is upset by this. I can't think of a single person who would defend this verdict except for the racist rednecks who have an IQ of 1/2.
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HellsMagician Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist
This is why I don't agree with the death penalty, I'm glad I live in a country which doesn't have it c:
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
The UK? I'm aware they don't have that. :D
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HellsMagician Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Yeah, I'm from Britain c: That got rid of it years ago.
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sapphire-warg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, DragonQuestWes. I'm writing to let you know I've included your stamp as a feature in my first news article (an effort to raise awareness on dA), which features the outcome of the Troy Davis case. [link]
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thanks! :la:
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Natural--20 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Writer
Who?
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