Shocked, saddened, outraged, disgusted. This is how I feel today upon learning that Georgia went ahead and murdered (sorry, executed) Troy Davis, a man who has been on death row for over 20 years, protesting his innocence the entire time. Convicted based on witness testimony, 7 of the 9 witnesses have recanted, have said they were coerced by police into naming Troy the murderer, some have said they were forced to sign statements implicating Troy they didn't (and couldn't) read (being illiterate), and finally that Troy was "highlighted" in the line up as being the one to pick. Never mind someone else has confessed to the murder of police officer McPhail, never mind the lack of physical evidence and DNA linking Troy to the crime, and the lack of a murder weapon. Somehow the Georgia State Board of Paroles and Pardons thought all of that was inconclusive, and decided to execute him anyway. Guessing they're sleeping soundly in their beds.
This struck a chord with me even more as two years ago when I was interning at Amnesty UK I had the chance to hear Troy's sister Martina and Troy's nephew DeJaun speak, as well as Keane drummer Richard Hughes, who'd just been to visit Troy on death row. I didn't actually think that with so many people behind him, so little proof, so much doubt, it would come to this. But it did. And a potentially innocent man died, with dignity, on a gurney, in Georgia. More info here
We won't give up the fight. There must be an end to the death penalty.
/Gets off the soapbox.
I hate taking indoor outfit shots, we don't have many plain backgrounds and there's so much clutter around particularly as we're in the middle of painting the bathroom (also lots of my mum's plants lurking around). But I rather liked yesterday's outfit (if you follow me on Twitter you'll know several Kilburnians commented on my attire..).
Shirt: Monki//Jeans: Topshop//Boots: Topshop//Necklace: Primark
An out take, miaow-