Troy Davis Executed, Hip Hop Reacts

Death Row inmate Troy Davis was executed last night (September 21) shortly after 11pm, much to the shock and dismay of supporters around the world. Over 1,000,000 people had signed a petition to prevent Davis' execution and a crowd of protesters had gathered outside of the prison in Jackson, GA where Davis was to be executed in the hopes of stopping the killing. Despite everyone's efforts, the Supreme Court denied a stay of execution and Davis' life was lost. Davis was convicted of killing a security guard in 1989, but several witnesses later recanted their stories and another suspect reportedly even confessed to other people that he had pulled the trigger.
Davis had garnered support from former United States president Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI, former FBI director William Sessions and others. Several hip hop notables tweeted their reactions to the news:
"May God be with Troy Davis!!!!" Cash Money/Young Money President Mack Maine tweeted.

"REST IN POWER AND IN PEACE #TROY DAVIS!!! BLESSINGS 2 UR FAMILY AS WELL," Busta Rhymes responded once the news had broken. "I think executions should be broadcast live on television," Russell Simmons tweeted. "Let us see the barbarianism we've sanctioned."

"Troy Davis was executed six minutes ago...Wow. The American Justice System. SMH," Ice-T tweeted about the execution.

Comments

Anonymous said…
RIP TROY YOU ARE IN MY HEART
Anonymous said…
its shows the supreme court dont give a fuck ..even when witneses came back and change there story.many people on death row for murders they did not commit
Anonymous said…
Rest in peace troy
lakeisha dunn said…
I am just tired of the killing. How can ppl on the street stop killing if ppl thts in the court system is killing with no heart. If the courts can do why not the ppl on the streets. I just want 2 say if u lost some1 2 violence. Start @ the court system start higher then the police. Keep trying cuz the killing will not stop until they stop. Ppl do wat they see. R.I.P Troy.
Anonymous said…
this is so sad
the fact that another man admitted to being the true killer and the s/c allowed this to happen is further proof of the racism in our system.
support the innocence project
Rest In Eternal Peace...May GOD be with your family...Only GOD can judge him and knows the TRUTH...another failure by our corrupt and racist justice system!
Anonymous said…
man when will the Black communities realize that we can't become them.... because we still won't get catered to like they do... when will they realize that we can't have babies by them in hopes that it would change their status quo and change the futures for their children when would they just realize everything they tried to avoid must be done WE NEED TO DO THIS TOGETHER AS 1 CULTURE ON OUR OWN... because at the end of the day it isn't just minorities anymore it's just BLACK PEOPLE that do suffer and the wannabe black people that suffer it's hard to be a black man or woman STAY IN SCHOOL AND EDUCATE YOURSELF if you have children or neighbors that want to learn and willing even if they are unwilling to learn EDUCATE THEM let them know... that we are alone... at the end of the day the BLACK COMMUNITIES are alone.... :( R.I.P. TROY DAVIS you weren't the first one who was a victim to the system but you won't be the last :((
For women only said…
Troy Davis! Such a sad story, not fair at all but i want ppl to understand that this has nothing to do w/ Obama, If u understand the rules & presidential laws then you will know that Obama has rules he has to follow too, he is the president not a King, he had no authority over that state issue & Even tho it may have been a racist decision. Know, that there were a lot of White ppl out there protesting against his execution. So lets not make this a crazy racial war when its really not.
Anonymous said…
Wow..Mr. Davis has lost his life for a crime that he did not commit. Our justice system is completely out of balance. They need to get it together. While Anthony is some where on the beach smh
Anonymous said…
sittin and watching this story on cnn yesterday made me feel so sad because if 7 out of 9 ppl change what they are sayin after 17 years or pullin there testimony GA yall are showing us nothing more than the courts are not for us. TO THE DAVIS FAMILY MY HEARTS ARE WITH YOU ALL
Anonymous said…
This story touch my heart I'm so sad this had to happen but he's free now god found a better place for him they had nothing on him but a he say she say this shows that they don't care about us. This means we as Blacks need to present a united front because as one me have so much power educate our kids and never let forget were we came from and what we as Black went through and the fight is not over my heart goes out to the family and my god be with you.
Danaja said…
This was truly not right for the killing of Troy Davis..If people have admitted to the killing and the jurors completely change their stories, what does that tell you...This world is so jacked up and corrupt. RIP TD you are in a better place now..No more worries..Only God knows the truth
Anonymous said…
God be with the Davis family.
Anonymous said…
RIP TROY DAVIS MY GOD BE WITH U AND ALSO TO MR. DAVIS FAMILY UR IN MY PRAYERS GOD BLESS
Anonymous said…
It IS about race! They may have had white ppl protesting for him, True...Doesn't mean that the whites in the supreme courts was for him cause they weren't! Don't be so blind because it was obvious that they didn't have shit on him so what else could it have been that would make them want to Murder him?!?!?!? Oh yeah, that's right, Because he's an African American!!!! Duh
Anonymous said…
RIP TROY DAVIS! GAY@$$ SYSTEM...ITS SO FUKED UP!
Anonymous said…
My s.s teacher said neva beleive in the books at school when I was in sixth. All im sayin is its just like when the roman empire fell because of a corrupt government. This is a modern day to kill a mocking bird so 4 those who say its not about race we got bribery to think anout thx to the government.
Anonymous said…
Here we go again with the black and white thing but the thing you forget to see it that they kill innocent white people too it just isnt broadcasted by the whole world people who think this need to grow up its the govrnment f*cking us not colors dont pull the race card

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