aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Monday, May 19, 2008
Links for 2008-05-19
I’m happily ensconced on 23rd Street in NYC!
Saw my dear friend Alex perform (beautifully, Bravo!) at Central City Chorus last night. Then had dinner at Suevos (?) on 17th St. in Chelsea. Heaven.
On to links…
SATURDAY AT TMV:
NOTHING SUNDAY (a rare day off) ONE POST SO FAR TODAY:
I’m pleased to see that, six months after being released from prison, Genarlow Wilson says college life is treating him just fine. If you’re not familiar with his case, some background here, here and here.
There was a clemency rally held for Troy Anthony Davis in Atlanta Saturday. Troy sits on death row in Georgia despite the recantations of seven witnesses who testified against him, despite the fact that no murder weapon was ever found and no physical evidence linked him to the crime, and despite the fact that he has maintained his innocence throughout. Learn more here and here.
I have a post at TMV about a 60 Minutes a segment on the Dallas DA and the Innocence Project that featured the story of James Woodard, who became the longest of any inmate in the nation to be cleared with the help of DNA evidence when he was released from prison last month.
We have innocent people in prison. We should err on the side of innocence, not guilt. The standard is guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. I do not understand how there can be no reasonable doubt with the facts as they are in this case.