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It’s f*^&%ing STUPID to hand out Death Penalties!
Cindy brings aboard Martina Correia, sister of the likely innocent – but still executed – Troy Davis. Today we all dwell in a dungeon of economically-driven inequality, where so-called “cop-killers” are put to death but killer cops go free with at most a slap on the wrist. Ask the relatives of Oscar Grant, executed by BART police as he lay on the ground, unarmed and fully cooperating. The unprovoked killing was captured on numerous videos and went viral on YouTube. Oscar’s killer was eventually found guilty of “involuntary manslaughter.” Now it’s too late for Oscar. It’s also too late for Troy. And back in the present day, Martina is carrying on the fight for accountability. Cindy and Martina discuss this killing, who is responsible and how they can be held to account for what they’ve done. They talk about the Georgia Parole Board – which will spare the life of one who pleads “guilty,” but vengefully kills any who insist on their innocence. This is state sponsored killing of the innocent. Of course, bear in mind that some who proclaim their “innocence” are actually guilty; but who among us are wise enough to NEVER make a mistake? Who is wise enough to carry the burden of choosing life or death – for others? Cindy and Martina continue to explore the relevant issues here. Today’s show is from 10-9-2011.