Following the execution of Troy Davis, a man convicted for the murder of a police officer despite the overwhelming amount of disagreement from American citizens, Michael Moore has thought it best to boycott the state of Georgia.
Troy even begged for a lie detector test to save his life, but it wasn't given.
Not only were everyday citizens outraged, Hollywood got involved too. Alec Baldwin, Kim Kardashian, and Diddy (to name a few) all called on the power of Twitter to send a message to the peachy state.
Unfortunately, it was too late. Troy was given lethal injection Wednesday night, and it shook America's belief in the justice system once again.
And now, among many others, Michael Moore is boycotting the state, urging:
I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, to never do business in Georgia. I will ask my publisher to pull my book from every Georgia bookstore. And if they won't do that, I will donate every dime of every royalty my book makes in Georgia to help defeat the racists and killers who run that state. I ask all Americans with a conscience to shun anything and everything to do with the murderous state of Georgia.
While Georgia definitely isn't the first state to commit a controversial execution (lookin' at you, Texas), it has definitely become a target for discussion.
But we have to ask ourselves, how can we REALLY strengthen the system? Should this become an issue we focus on more thoroughly when electing officials? Should we, as a country, seek injustice out and protest BEFORE it's too late?
With the West Memphis Three case for example, national support began in the beginning stages, and luckily those men are freed today. But what about the countless others who have to endure this?
HOW CAN WE PREVENT IT??????
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