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It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon; it takes courage, fortitude & conviction to push it once the music stops #troydavis

So many people rallied.
So many people were outraged.
So many people marched, chanted and lit candles.

Where are those people today? Now that Troy Davis is dead, the press coverage has ceased and the general hype is over, what are you going to do now? There remain over 3,000 men and women on death row.

Will you join Amnesty International or some other organization?
Will you mentor young boys and girls to help them avoid a life of crime?
Will you participate in the electoral process? Remember, the death penalty is a state issue and those laws are determined by state legislatures.

Yes, what will you do now that the music has stopped playing or were you just dancing with everyone else?

Amplify’d from www.wtop.com

Carter: Execution exposes flaws in death penalty

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter says the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis in Georgia shows that the nation’s death penalty system is “unjust and outdated.”

The Georgia Democrat said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press that he hopes “this tragedy will spur us as a nation toward the total rejection of capital punishment.”

Davis was executed late Wednesday night for the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. His supporters say he was the victim of mistaken identity, while prosecutors and MacPhail’s family said justice was finally served after four years of delays.

Carter says “if one of our fellow citizens can be executed with so much doubt surrounding his guilt, then the death penalty system in our country is unjust and outdated.”

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