With all the news about Georgia executing Troy Davis last night when witnesses recanted and Texas about to execute Duane Buck, I thought I would supply some background to both discussions. Troy Davis was executed after a number of witnesses recanted their testimony, and all of this proves he is innocent. That is the broad claim made by death penalty activist and the media. Unfortunately, they are leaving out a few details. There Is No Travesty of Justice in Georgia. Execute Troy Davis | RedState As for Duane Buck and the testimony from a psychiatrist that the prosecution used to prove black people are more likely to commit more crimes, it seems there are a couple of details being missed there too. Pardons board rejects Buck's bid to avoid execution - Houston Chronicle The defense actually brought the guy in, and used him knowing his theories, and he actually argued that Buck was an exception. I oppose the death penalty, but rarely get involved in the merits of individual cases because the facts rarely get reported completely, and people end up focusing on the distortions.