Alec Baldwin has never been scared to speak his mind, and the highly acclaimed actor is determined to have his disgust over the execution of Troy Davis heard loud and clear.
The 30 Rock star took to Twitter on Wednesday night within minutes of Davis’ execution, which occurred at 11.08 p.m. EST by lethal injection, despite a last ditch plea for clemency.
“The anti-justice haters won tonight,” Baldwin tweeted shortly after Davis took his last breath.
The 53-year-old actor went on to make a stream of politically passionate comments that attracted both praise and criticism from Twitter followers.
First, Baldwin referred to the family of the victim, off duty police officer, Mark MacPhail, who was gunned down while rushing to the aid of a homeless man in a Georgia Burger King parking lot in 1989.
“Wonder if the MacPhail family will seek death penalty for US leaders who killed thousands of US soldiers and countless innocent Iraqis,” tweeted Alec.
He then went on a Twitter rampage about his disgust in the execution of 42-year-old Davis, which was based on very questionable eye witness evidence.
“Every sensible American is appalled when police officer is killed. But the attendant charges are grave. U don’t want 2 kill an innocent man.”
“Troy Davis is still dead. The gulf, still contaminated. Fukushima, still radioactive. Iraq, war. #wecraveignorancesowecanshoplikeamericans”
The oldest Baldwin brother also sparked a Twitter war with conservative blogger, Michelle Malkin, after she taunted Alec with the question:
“Waiting for Hollyweirdo @alecbaldwin‘s “I am Troy Davis” tweet…”
To which he replied: “Davis is dead Does that make you happier, @michellemalkin?”
The fight continued on Thursday, as the politically outspoken actor taunted Malkin with a cutting comment:
“I wonder if @michellemalkin will push the needle in herself on a man the former FBI director said might have reasonable doubt on his side,” he wrote.
While Baldwin, who has reportedly considered venturing into politics and running for the Governor of New York or Mayor of New York City, was by far the most politically-charged celebrity on Twitter in the wake of the execuition, but other Hollywood stars also weighed in their opinion.
Following her messages of support to Daivs on Wednesday, Kim Kardashian was upset to wake up on Thursday and discover he was dead.
“Such an injustice!!!! Troy Davis was executed! My prayers are with the Davis Family! #RIPTroyDavis,” Kim tweeted.
Actress and humanitarian Mia Farrow quoted the deceased Savannah, Georgia native: “To those who are about to take my life, may God have mercy on your souls. May God bless your souls.” — Troy Davis’ last words.
Followed by, “I love my country but tonight we can only be stunned, saddened, disgusted and deeply ashamed.”
And Sean P. Diddy Combs simply said: “May God have Mercy on their Souls”. “May God Bless your Souls” – Troy Davis RIP.”
As we previously reported Davis’ legal team had argued that there was “abundant evidence” that another man committed the murder and claimed that they had sworn statements from three jurors who sentenced Davis to death at his 1991 trial, but who now expressed doubt with their verdicts and were asking that Davis be spared the death penalty.
Davis’ attorneys noted that seven of the prosecution’s nine witness had either recanted or backed off their original testimony. More witnesses had come forward to say in sworn statements that another man, Sylvester “Redd” Coles, told them he was the one who pulled the trigger in the murder of MacPhail. Coles was at the scene of the crime with Davis.