Troy Davis’s execution could have been a mistake. It is possible that he never committed the crime. We will never know if the jury condemned an innocent man; not on this side of the Final Judgment.
What we know, though, is that another execution went largely unreported by the media: that of Lawrence Russell Brewer, a white supremacist, one of the three men who in 1998 in Texas brutally tortured and killed James Byrd, Jr. Brewer got exactly what he deserved. Except that his execution was much more merciful than the treatment he and his friends gave Byrd.
Why did the MSM ignore Brewer’s execution? And why was there such an emphasis on Davis’s?
Because of bias. Liberal media have an agenda: Use the race card as much as possible to promote liberal agendas.
May be it is true that Davis’s execution shows there is a problem with our justice system, where a man was sentenced based on inconclusive evidence; there is no proof that it was because of his skin color. Brewer’s execution, on the other hand, showed that juries and judges show no mercy to a white racist whose victim is black. But these do not go well with the liberal media use of the race card. Therefore Davis was presented as a victim of his skin color; and Brewer was not mentioned at all.
One online publication compared the two executions; and whatever the evidence, came to the conclusion that race plays a “role in capital punishment.”
A study by the Ohio State University which says that “There is more than a two-fold greater risk that an African American who killed a white person will be executed than there is for a white person who killed a non-white victim.” The study claims to have used data between 1973 and 2002. Thirty years is long time. While there was racial bias back in the 70s – and no one disputes this fact – the picture was not the same in 2002, and is certainly not the same today. To combine data of forty years ago and ten years ago, and make conclusions about what it is today can be certainly called manipulation of statistics. By the same logic, we can compile data from 1620 to 1861 and declare that most Americans today own slaves or want to own slaves.
Another “proof” is the claims of ACLU, the organization whose founder declared that “Communism is the goal”:
The color of a defendant and victim’s skin plays a crucial and unacceptable role in deciding who receives the death penalty in America. People of color have accounted for a disproportionate 43 % of total executions since 1976 and 55 % of those currently awaiting execution.
Disproportionate to what? The study doesn’t say. Disproportionate to the population in general? But the population in general is not murderers. What if “people of color” (a term I never use, and I only see liberals use) constitute 43% of all murderers? Would that still be “disproportionate”? If it is “disproportionate,” should we round up a few more whites to execute them, or should we execute less “people of color”? Should we have racial quotas for executions?
There is another one of those number tricks:
Furthermore, as of October 2002, 12 people have been executed where the defendant was white and the murder victim black, compared with 178 black defendants executed for murders with white victims.
What is this supposed to mean, and what do we compare it to? What if we had 12 cases of the former and 178 cases of the latter? Can judges and juries control who murders whom? Should the courts consult statistics to decide their verdicts so that the court system looks statistically balanced as against the general population?
No, ACLU says, we just need a “moratorium of the death penalty . . . to address the blatant prejudice in our application of the death penalty.” In other words, the racial “blatant prejudice” can be addressed when we change the statistics of death to 100% innocent victims and 0% guilty criminals.
More important, the race card is used to attack that safeguard against murderers, the death penalty. Because it looks racially “prejudiced” and “disproportionate,” let’s abolish it altogether. If we apply it further, prisons seem “prejudiced” and “disproportionate” in skin color numbers, let’s abolish them too. Heck, why stop with prisons and death penalty? Numbers can be shown that the courts are prejudiced themselves and there is a “disproportionate” number of black defendants. Let’s abolish courts too.
It is all race to the liberals; everything is race in their eyes when when it isn’t. That’s how liberal agendas are promoted. The blame game sells, as Kevin Jackson reminds us.
And that’s what the MSM tried to sell us this week. If you don’t feel guilty for being a racist, you haven’t paid attention to the liberal media.