The state of Georgia executed Troy Davis last night for murdering a police officer, despite alarming claims of severe police mismanagement, lack of physical evidence tying Davis to the crime, and the fact that seven of the nine eye-witnesses who testified against Davis later recanted their testimony. But according to Judson Phillips, president of Tea Party Nation, the most troubling aspect of the case was that it took twenty years to execute Davis, who was convicted in 1991. “His cause was taken up by liberal celebrities (a pretty good indicator that the jury got it right) as well as the usual suspects,” Phillips writes in a blog post, adding, “A broken system? Only a far left activist can get paid to make such idiotic statements”:
Last night, Troy Davis was executed in Georgia for the murder of an off duty police officer.
In 1989 Davis shot and killed an off duty police officer, Mark McPhail. He was convicted of capital murder in 1991 and spent the last 20 years on death row. His cause was taken up by liberal celebrities (a pretty good indicator that the jury got it right) as well as the usual suspects.
The left wing went nuts, even to the point of threatening Mark McPhail’s 77 year old mother, requiring her to get police protection. Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP tweeted,” In death, Troy Davis will live on as a reminder of a broken justice system that kills an innocent man while a murderer walks free.”
A broken system? Only a far left activist can get paid to make such idiotic statements.
Troy Davis was on death row for twenty years. He was given a trial by a jury of his peers and then had countless opportunities to relitigate his death penalty.
The justice system was not broken.
On second thought, may be it was. For twenty years, he sat on death row while Mark McPhail’s family had to endure all of the appeals. Perhaps the question we should be asking is why does it take twenty years and an untold amount of taxpayer money for justice to be delivered?