Troy Davis, and what we can still do
Nothing can be done for Troy Davis now, but we still have over 13 months to help the Troy Davises of the future.
Don't let politicians who are cavalier about executions get into office. Don't let their base, the kind of people who cheer death for the crime of not being able to afford health insurance, be the only ones who turn out and decide the election. Don't let someone who would put more Antonin Scalias on the Supreme Court get into the White House. And don't listen to the fools who would sit back and let that happen because the alternative is less than perfect.
Update/clarification: This posting is not meant to support the crusade against the death penalty, with which I do not agree. The outrage lies in convicting and punishing a man when reasonable doubt clearly existed, rather than in the specific penalty chosen (although obviously the more severe the punishment, the greater the injustice). There are plenty of criminals who fully deserve the death penalty. Those who are innocent and wrongly convicted, or convicted of some phony "crime" such as possession of marijuana for personal use, do not deserve any penalty at all -- not even one day in prison.