First – I do not support the death penalty.
This is not justice. Murder in the replace murder is no longer the way. Further, evidence has been been presented that Troy Davis is innocent, or at the very least, deserves another trial.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Georgia’s Supreme Court had rejected a last appeal by Davis’ lawyers. Earlier, a Butts County Superior Court judge also declined to stop the execution.
Davis was convicted in the 1989 slaying of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.
In their U.S. Supreme Court filing, Davis’ attorneys said “substantial constitutional errors” were made when the lower courts denied his claims that “newly available evidence reveals that false, misleading and materially inaccurate information was presented at his capital trial in 1989, rendering the convictions and death sentence fundamentally unreliable,” NBC News reported.
The lawyers said they’ve been struggling to get these claims heard in the lower courts “after having a grueling clemency process.”
There was no guarantee justices would act in time to stop the execution, but they likely knew the filing was coming, NBC News said. (here)
I am sorry. But this is America, and he is black. That’s all you need to know in order to execute someone.
- Troy Davis Execution: Martina Correria Gets Out Of Wheelchair To ‘Stand For My Brother’ (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Mark MacPhail’s Mom Agonizes Over Troy Davis Execution Wait (huffingtonpost.com)