I'm not going to discuss the case, the evidence, the flawed judicial system, or the blatant disregard of human life. Not today. Today, I'll take a different perspective to explore the root of why things went so terribly wrong. The concept is simple: grace and mercy.
It would be understandable if the thousands who have rallied behind Troy Davis in recent weeks felt betrayed by their government and helpless in the face of unrelenting bloodlust. This feels something like Texas Justice.
Troy Davis' execution would only serve to complete the cycle of violence. By reconsidering their decision, the Board of Pardons and Paroles would demonstrate Georgia's commitment to upholding the law, and the principles of fairness and justice.