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21 September 2011 @ 11:25 pm
Justice, my ass  
9 witnesses testified. 7 recanted their testimony. Some signed affidavits swearing that police coerced them into false statements.

No murder weapon was found, nor was any other physical evidence linking the defendant to the crime.

His verdict was guilty. The punishment, death. The State of Georgia repeatedly refused him a new trial although 9 sworn affidavits implicated another man as the murderer. After a great public hue and cry, he was heard at the last minute by the US Supreme Court.

Who went on to deny him a stay of execution.



R.I.P. Troy Davis (1968-2011)

May his memory fuel an end to the racism, classism, and thirst for vengeance that sacrificed him on the altar of judicial incompetence.
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refined_lullaby: Desmondrefined_lullaby on September 22nd, 2011 06:14 am (UTC)
Such a controversial subject. It so hard, for me, to determine if it's truly alright to kill someone who is responsible for the deaths of others.

Yet, in this case, I don't think the so called justice was correct. Even with the knowledge that he may not be the killer, they still executed him. I hope that he's safer now.

I just don't know where I stand on the capital punishment thing as a whole. Some people we should have it here, but I just don't know.
Andreaasd109 on September 22nd, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
The way I look at it, the overall morality of capital punishment can be debated, but the fact that it's use in the US is capricious, racist, and classist is demonstrably true.

I can't believe the supreme court intervened only to punt.
Christinerabswom on September 22nd, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
This is pretty much my position.