Witnesses Recant Testimony at Hearing for Georgia Death Row Prisoner Troy Anthony Dav

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    The Georgia death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis has finally gotten his day in court after nearly two decades behind bars. On Wednesday, Davis’s attorneys presented their case that Davis was wrongly convicted for the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer. Multiple witnesses took the stand to recant their testimony in Davis’s original trial, saying police coercion and intimidation had led them to lie about Davis. One witness said he had made up parts of his original testimony in return for receiving a lighter sentence in his own case. Two witnesses also said that another man has since confessed to the killing. The Supreme Court ordered the evidentiary hearing last year to allow the defense to present evidence that could establish his innocence. The prosecution is presenting its case today.

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    THIS barbaric and EXTREMELY expensive practice must end. The 'State' exterminating human beings is something Hitler and Stalin did...it should not go on in America.

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    People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
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