Rev. Al Sharpton rails against Troy Davis execution
Rev. Al Sharpton railed against the Georgia Board of Parole’s decision to deny Troy Davis clemency Tuesday at his last-chance hearing. This is the fourth time Davis’ execution has been scheduled, and if all stands, he will receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
“It’s a bleak day for anyone who cares about justice in this country,” Sharpton said, citing the doubt surrounding the evidence that Davis was convicted on. Davis was accused of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1989.
Sharpton has visited Davis on death row in the past, he said.
“Justice in America must work for everyone, and people should not lose their life if there’s an inkling of doubt,” Sharpton said. “Troy Davis is not the only one violated tomorrow…it’s a violation of the victim if the wrong person pays. History should say we stood up for what’s right, even if those in high places, for whatever reason, would not take that stand.”
Watch the video below, broadcast September 20, 2011 on MSNBC. Embedded courtesy MSNBC.