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The quality of mercy

September 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

“For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on your souls.  May God bless your souls.” — Troy Davis, September 21, 2011 (quote from BBC News)

Tags: Politics & Law

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  • 1 Catherine // Sep 23, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I read yesterday in The Guardian that some family members of Troy Davis’ supposed victim, after watching the execution, smiled.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Sep 23, 2011 at 5:00 am

    That’s understandable. People smile at the oddest times. They may have felt it was the ending of a long period of torment for themselves.

    Mark MacPhail was a good man. Obviously somebody killed him, but I don’t think it was Troy Davis. I don’t think Troy Davis ever killed anyone. Whatever else this case is about, it’s also about two men who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. A common enough human tragedy.

    May God have mercy on our souls.

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