An Observation

[Trigger warning for state-sanctioned violence.]

Earlier this afternoon, @drgrist tweeted: "Georgia's going to murder an innocent man in a few hours. Feels weird just to have a normal day."

All day, I have been having the same thought.

Concurrently, I have had the thought that a grave injustice being perpetrated by a state government against a person who is very likely innocent is a normal day in this country, whether they have been sentenced to death or merely consigned to facilities plagued by endemic sexual violence.

This is a normal day.

Troy Davis will die on this very normal day.

This observation is not to endorse apathy on this day, but to exhort elevated concern on all others.

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