Saturday, February 04, 2006

As Execution Nears, Students Reflect on Correspondence with a Death Row Inmate

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2006

"Evans' influence on Pilisz, from Scranton, Pa., has been so profound that after years of not knowing what to do with her life, she now intends to seek a teaching job in an inner-city school after graduation. "Knowing Vernon and some of the things that have happened in his life has inspired me to work with kids to keep them from getting into things like that," she said.

Reflecting on the impact that Evans has had on her students, Conway remembered a prayer that he told her he repeats often - that God would grant him a period of time when he would know what it means to be a good man.

"Being in prison, and the period of reflection that that has afforded him, he has figured out a way to be the person he wanted to be," Conway said softly. "I told him that I thought in many ways his prayer has now been answered."

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Blogger Tyrone Harvey said...


Capital punishment, also dubbed the "death penalty," is the pre-meditated and planned taking of a human life by a government in response to a crime committed by that legally convicted person. Passions in the US are sharply divided, and equally strong among both supporters and protesters of the death penalty. Arguing against capital punishment, Amnesty International believes that "The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state in the name of justice. It violates the right to life...It is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. There can never be any justification for torture or for cruel treatment." For minority in America it become a white racist tool! Another way of disrespecting black life!
Defiant until the end, Troy Davis was executed Wednesday night for the murder of an white off-duty police officer. He convinced hundreds of thousands of people around the world, but not a single court, that he was innocent. Ones again America has shown that Sharia Law and American Law are the same...........WRONG!!!! Troy Davis big problem was to be born black in America. Then to not have lived a crime free life!
In America black life is seen as worthless and less important. So when negotiating for justice for Troy Davis the fact that he is black. He was seen as more likely then not! Even if the courts believe he was innocent. They feel TOO-BAD-SO-SAD- somebody murder the off duty white police officer. Therefore somebody must pay! It didn't matter that 7 out of the 9 recanted their story and stated THEY LIED! They claim police officers force their confession.

Remember the Central Park rape where five blacks where accuse and convicted of raping a white female jogger? After many years in prison the real rapist was caught! The five young blacks that were wrongly convicted also stated that police officer beat and torture their confession. As a former Correction Officer at a state facility. I watch over 35 inmates get release THAT WERE WRONGLY CONVICTED!

There were many thing that could had been done for Troy Davis....Like given the 7 that said they lied..a lie detector test. Interview the cops that got the confession and request the tape or video of the confession. We know America's justice system is bias racist and unfair....We know that police officers in America LIE! We know that Muslim Sharia Law and American Law is one in the same.

American especially black Americans need to fight to change the laws in America. Like if witness state they lied and are given a lie detector test and past. That stops the execution! Or change the death penalty to a point system. If a person is convicted of murder he or she receive 500 points place in prison for 35 years. In that time if the inmate receive 500 more points. They are put to death!

Their behavior dictates their death in prison. That would take away the power of a judge jury or Governor. It would also allow the inmate to prove his or her innocent. It would also make it saver for correctional personnel! Death roll inmates would be on the best behavior!


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