Forgive me, dear readers, while I express my sorrow and frustration for a moment.
It’s good to know that lynching is alive and well in Georgia, the state in which I currently reside.
I’m being facetious. It’s not good at all. There’s something deeply and cynically wrong when we can, as a state, kill someone when there is so much uncertainty as to their actual guilt – and call that justice.
I wasn’t opposed to the death penalty until today. But the state has proven that it cannot be trusted with the power of death over its own citizens.
It feels trite to link it, but I’ve had this song going through my head for the past few days. And I don’t even like country music. Somehow, I really believed that at the last minute someone in a position of power would do the right thing.
Apologies again. I’ll lay off the politics once more, at least until something else deeply outrageous happens.