Troy Davis

This is the kind of thing that just makes your heart sink.  It was preventable.  I know nothing in this world is perfect, and our justice system is no exception, but still, I feel like this is more than simply a flawed justice system.  I signed the petition along with over a million other people.  But I could have done more, we all should have done more, but in the end, would it have made a difference?  Troy’s fate was in the hands of a few people that will forever have his death on their conscious.  I hope at the very least, this changes some people’s outlook on the death penalty.   We will all go on living our lives, and it up to us to keep the memory of this tragedy fresh, so that it never happens again.  I pray to God that he gives Troy’s family peace and that he looks over Troy’s soul, and the souls of those who supported him, as well as those who made the decision to execute an innocent man. 

A Letter from Troy-

To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.

I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.

So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.

I can’t wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,

” I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!”

Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!

Fashion’s Night Out – Melrose

Last night I went down to the city of angels to participate in Fashion’s Night Out. I went by Fred Segal, Vivienne Westwood, Madison, Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang, Diane von Furstenberg and a ton of other places. This is the second year of FNO and my first time checking it out, so I had no idea what to expect really, but it was great! All the stores had DJ’s, drinks, some places were serving food, doing makeup and manis, every store did something unique. The only thing I would have changed, is my pocket-book, cause OMG I wanted everything! Max Azaria had a couple of dresses that were just so breathtaking, DVF had an amazing floor length wrap dress dripping in sequins, and don’t get me started on the cape at Marc Jacobs. I was like a kid in a really expensive candy shop. But I loved every minute of it! I can’t wait for next year, I’m definitely going to try to get to NYC to see how they do it!