Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by Rambunctious, Sep 21, 2011.
Troy Davis asks Supreme Court to stop execution
This is why I hate the death penalty.........
He was found guilty in a court of law and sentence to the death penalty.
They need to carry the sentence out and execute this convicted criminal.
Its been delayed by up to 7 days by the court.
Troy Davis Execution Delayed for Supreme Court Decision - ABC News
This convicted criminal (and all others) has , and should have, the right to explore every possible appeal. If we the people are going to kill someone we damn well should make sure that the conviction was just and that procedurally all the i's are dotted and t's crossed.
Seven of nine witnesses recanted their testimony. How does an appellate court not see reasonable doubt? This is a failure of individuals, not the system. The Supreme Court can set this straight. No one can make it right. Meanwhile, the guilty party roams free.
Looks like the eleventh hour is the last hour.
Supreme Court refuses to stop Davis execution - US news - Crime & courts - msnbc.com
Remind me why your religion sucks again?
if there is enough evidence they will stay his execution !! if not .....to bad ...
U.S. Supreme Court denies stay for Davis
21 Sept.`11 Convicted murderer Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. ET, Kristen Stancil, a spokeswoman at the prison here where Davis died, said late Wednesday.
Troy Davis died at 11:08 p.m. EDT. The actual execution was delayed slightly over 4 hours because a temporary stay was granted, but it was only temporary.
I am currently reading Grisham's latest: "The Confession." It concerns the conviction and death sentence of a man wrongly convicted. I won't give away the plot, but it is a gripping novel and should be read by anyone who thinks the death penalty is a civilized procedure.
Grisham's novel takes place in Texas. Troy Davis was killed in Georgia. We have some very old and very dear friends who live in Augusta, GA. I am sad for them tonight.
I think, in light of the fact that so many witnesses recanted their testimony, a stay should have been granted in order to investigate that factor. Failure to do so speaks only to the barbarity of the Georgia authorities as well as the U.S. Supremes.
It is on nights like this I am truly ashamed to be an American.
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