Justice Clarence Thomas, the only African American on the United States Supreme Court, became the latest person to be blasted worldwide on Twitter after Troy Davis was executed in Georgia.
Thomas, a Georgia native, denied a petition sent his way to grant Davis a last ditch stay of execution. He was silent, giving no other explanation other than to say the petition was denied.
The Tweets came immediately, faster than the approximately 15 minutes it took Davis to die shortly after the court denied the petition:
@TheStereoEffect: “Justice” Clarence Thomas (what a joke of a title), you could have done ONE thing good with your miserable, pathetic life. And you didn’t.
@LUCINDAMOORE1: Judge Clarence Thomas denied an innocent man his life! I pray Judge Thomas dont suffer in the next year and be reminded of 2nite! #hardheart
Kimora Lee Simmons also Tweeted that Thomas had denied the petition.
@JoeMande: Clarence Thomas doing Georgia proud once again.
@DawudWalid: Clarence Thomas is just like the black overseers that would whip felllow slaves for their masters.
Dawud also knocked President Barack Obama: Obama was talking that ying yang at UN today & couldn’t say 1 word about #TroyDavis. That’s why I’ve always said that he’s WACK!
@willie_8 Yes, Clarence Thomas III is from Georgia, and also a person of color. But he hasn’t been black in 50 yrs.