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Troy Davis Is Executed In Georgia After A Delay

ARTICLE FROM www.bbc.co.uk (Full story click here)

Troy Davis was executed in Georgia for the 1989 killing of a off duty police officer. But there is a huge problem that happened. Their is a very good chance a innocent man was killed by the state of Georgia.

Former President Jimmy Carter and other national and even world promenent people said that Troy Davis should not die.

Here is question. Where was the voices of Bill Clinton and Rev. Jesse Jackson and Tavis Smiley and Pro. Cornel West?

As always Rev Al Sharpton made his voice heard about the execution of Davis on his Radio One radio show and on his TV show on MSNBC. Rev. Sharpton is always on the front line.

No evidence was ever given that Davis killed the officer. And seven people have said they do not think Davis killed the officer. These are people who at first said he was guilty. Their is even a fella who said HE KILLED THE OFFICER!! But Troy Davis spent 22 years in jail and then finally he was put to death. A innocent man may have died by a lethal injection.

For more details read the link above. But the killing of a man who the state of Georgia has no evidence on in the killing of the police officer should be a wake up call. The United States should do away with the death penelty. Because maybe innocent people will be put to death. The killing of Troy Anthony Davis is very very upsetting and very very wrong.     Gordon Curvey

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Police Officer Punches Young Girl In The Face Here In Seattle

ARTICLE FROM komonews.com (Full story click here)

One Man’s Opinion” By Gordon Curvey

Unless you have been under a rock somewhere you should know about the terrible story of a Seattle Police officer punching a 17 year old young lady here in Seattle the other day.

As you can see by the picture the officer looks like a lightweight boxer in the ring hitting a opponent. But this was not in the boxing ring. It was on a street corner only four blocks from where I live near Franklin High School.

It appears in the tape that is everywhere on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, You Tube etc, that 17 year old Marilyn Levios pushed Officer Ian Walsh. Then the officer hit the young girl with a round house punch to the face to young Levios.

The question is why the officer did what he did. Was the punch needed? Where was his pepper spray? Where was his back up?

Here is another thing that is going here in Seattle. It seems that most of the Seattle Police officers that patrol the areas where African Americans and people of color are, are not African Americans. So the question is do these non-black officers have the training to deal with young and older “inner city” citizens?

I think this is a major problem readers. I feel if you are a Seattle Police officer or any officer, you should know how to relate to African Americans and people of color. Because most minorities have a very negative feeling about police officers. This is a fact.

Finally another thing I have a problem with is this. I have a problem with “so called” community leaders calling press conferences as soon as it appears a white officer etc does something to a African American.

BUT where are these so called “community leaders” when it comes to BLACK ON BLACK CRIME!!! Where is the press conferences by these “so called” community leaders? They are nowhere in sight. For instance, their was a 12 year old kid shot and killed a few weeks ago in cross fire in the Skyway area of Seattle and the killers are still on the run. WHERE ARE THE COMMUNITY LEADERS? WHERE ARE THE PRESS CONFERENCES BY THESE SO CALLED COMMUNITY LEADERS??

Young Ms Levios was wrong to push a police officer. This is a fact. But Officer Ian Walsh was wrong too in punching the young girl. Very very wrong.

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