As an Alabamian, I often found myself (in past), having to defend
myself against other U.S. Citizens. But now that the world has
been given a glimpse of Alabama Politics, I feel the stigma
against the world and it's not a pretty sight. Governor, I'm not
sure about you, but I want the world to know our great state for
something other than - 'back woods, bubba type attitudes.'
You recently told David Person, "Too often, especially when it
takes 20, 25 years for one of these sentences to be carried out,
to ask for the DNA only in the last hour, when it could have s
ome ramifications, I don't think that's fair to the system (or)
the family." Barring what's not fair to an unfair system, as that
offends my sensibilities and intelligence, I feel I must speak up
at this point!
Governor Riley, what is not fair to all of the families involved, is
not using scientific technology readily available that would remove
any doubts - If it truly is about justice! While I personally do not
believe there is any justice in the lust for spilling additional blood
(two wrongs do not make a right), the law currently allows this
practice to continue; so, at the very least, we must ensure every
measure be taken to assure we are executing the actual perpetrators.
For every wrongful conviction, there remains a true perpetrator
among society to offend again, and again.
To ignore the facts does not make them go away, it just makes
us look more like the 'back woods bubba' type, others view us to
be - cementing their ideas about our State and the Citizens within
its borders. If we are to prosper and advance with the rest of society,
we must discard the old ways, which have proven to be fallible and
inaccurate, and make use of readily available advancements science
has to offer.
While I would love to believe the Governor of Alabama possesses
more knowledge and sensibility than the average citizen, you take
those qualities out of the equation when you refuse to acknowledge
the facts and the citizens of our state. When 96% (ninety-six percent)
of the citizens polled in Alabama believe DNA testing should be used
to prove guilt or innocence, I am left to wonder if you do indeed possess
any sensibilities, when you so readily disregard what the people
Governor Riley, you represent the people of Alabama. We are
naive children to be hushed and sat in the naughty seat. Your job
Political Posturing - you are only the voice of the people and it's
OUR voices are heard. With recent International interests and
investigative journalists willing to publish the facts, we are well
on our way.
What remains now? A decision. A decision of Adversary or
A person is either part of the solution or they become a part
of the problem.
It's time to make a decision Governor Riley, the people of
Alabama are waiting.
Alabama Tax Payer