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Troy Davis - A Tragic Miscarriage Of Justice

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"Seven of nine witnesses against Mr. Davis recanted after trial. Six said the police threatened them if they did not identify Mr. Davis. The man who first told the police that Mr. Davis was the shooter later confessed to the crime. There are other reasons to doubt Mr. Davis’s guilt: There was no physical evidence linking him to the crime introduced at trial, and new ballistics evidence broke the link between him and a previous shooting that provided the motive for his conviction."
The New York Times

Pope Benedict XVI, Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, former FBI Director William Sessions a death penalty supporter all asked for clemency. 630,000 letters pleading for a stay of execution were delivered to the Georgia board last week.

Despite so much doubt about Troy Davis' guilt, Georgia's parole board decided he should die. Last night at 11:08 PM after The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch appeal, the state of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis by lethal injection.

"May God have mercy on your souls. May God bless your souls."
Troy Davis' last words to his executioners

Troy Davis' execution last night was not only a tragic miscarriage of justice but the state sanctioned murder of an innocent man.



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