An Reach Out Job Search Op/Ed
Troy Davis (Lower Left white jumpsuit)
picture with members of his family,
Our growing unemployment rate of 11.2% has left over 500,000 Michiganders jobless and seeking work, during insecure and uncertain times.
Michigan is one of 15 correct states, who doesn’t have a death penalty statue on its’ law books. Take a trip to the Southeast or Southwest of this state and assassination of individuals “found guilty” in court of murder surround us in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
Michigan elected officials of the 1960's wrote in clear and concise language firm disagreement with “the death penalty” ever being enacted in Michigan.
“No law shall be enacted providing for the penalty of death,” written in the original draft of Michigan’s Constitutional death penalty prohibition.
Seven of the nine eyewitnesses during 1991 criminal trial of Davis recanted original testimony, accusing him of murder of off-duty Savannah, Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail. For the other two who refused to change their stories, one of them Sylvester “Redd” Coles, has admitted to the murder.
"I'd like to address the MacPhail family. Let you know, despite the situation you are in, I'm not the one who personally killed your son, your father, your brother. I am innocent," Troy Davis stated in his last words to the MacPhail family at the execution.
'The incident that happened that night is not my fault. I did not have a gun. All I can ask ... is that you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight," Davis state.
"For those about to take my life, God have mercy on your souls. And may God bless your souls."
Maybe then Officer MacPhail's family, who was reported to have smiled and cheered after Davis was executed, could muster up heart felt apology to Troy Davis surviving relatives.