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I Am Troy Davis and So Are You

This essay originally appeared on Palo Alto Patch.

I Am Troy Davis

Troy Davis

My son and I watched The Green Mile the other night. You may know the story: An African-American man is falsely accused of murder, and, despite their conviction that he is innocent, his jailers are required to execute him. You see, he was given the death penalty for a crime he didn’t commit.

After the movie ended, my son shook his head (was that a tear I saw?) and said, “That just isn’t right.” Continue reading