World "shocked" by U.S. execution of Troy Davis

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    this EU boutique 'shock' apparently on display in the trendy salons of the 'world' always pings my irony meter.



    there was the 'shock' and huge before and after execution outpouring of support and calls for clemency too for Stanley 'Tookie' Williams III , he was allegedly guilty of murdering 4 people on a robbery spree.


    there was the 'shock' and huge before execution ( vacated for now ) outpouring of support and calls for clemency too for Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook), who 'allegedly' killed a police officer in 1981. (he has a boulevard named after him in Paris, at the behest of the French Prime ministers wife etc.)


    there was zero shock it appears over the execution of Lawrence Brewer ( he was executed within hours of Davis). He was found complicit in the murder of a black man in east Texas, he was in the vehicle that dragged James Byrd Jr. to his death).



    World shocked by U.S. execution of Troy Davis
    By Peter Wilkinson, CNN
    September 22, 2011 -- Updated 1811 GMT (0211 HKT)


    London (CNN) -- Troy Davis may be dead, but his execution Thursday in the American state of Georgia has made him the poster boy for the global movement to end the death penalty.

    World figures, including Pope Benedict XVI and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, human groups and commentators urged the execution to be halted -- but to no avail. On Wednesday Davis was put to death by lethal injection for the 1989 killing of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail despite doubts being raised over the conviction.

    The execution sparked angry reactions and protests in European capitals -- as well as outrage on social media. "We strongly deplore that the numerous appeals for clemency were not heeded," the French foreign ministry said.

    "There are still serious doubts about his guilt," said Germany's junior minister for human rights Markus Loening. "An execution is irreversible -- a judicial error can never be repaired."
    Davis lawyers: Innocent man 'lynched'
    Mother of slain cop reacts to execution

    The European Union expressed "deep regret" over the execution and repeated its call for a universal moratorium on capital punishment.

    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the bloc had learnt "with deep regret that Mr Troy Davis was executed," her spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told Agence-France Presse.

    '"The EU opposes the use of capital punishment in all circumstances and calls for a universal moratorium," she said.

    "The abolition of that penalty is essential to protect human dignity."

    Amnesty International condemned the execution in a statement. "The U.S. justice system was shaken to its core as Georgia executed a person who may well be innocent. Killing a man under this enormous cloud of doubt is horrific and amounts to a catastrophic failure of the justice system," Amnesty said.

    In Britain's Guardian newspaper, Ed Jackson, reporting from Jackson, Georgia, before the execution took place, gave 10 reasons why he believed the death sentence for "a man who is very possibly innocent" should be commuted.

    Most of his argument concerned doubts about the conviction -- seven of the nine key witnesses to the murder of MacPhail later recanted their evidence -- but his final reason concerned the manner in which Davis was put to death.
    Davis case to become global 'scandal'
    Davis maintains innocence to end

    "Even if you set aside the issue of Davis's innocence or guilt, the manner of his execution tonight is cruel and unnatural," Jackson wrote. "If the execution goes ahead as expected, it would be the fourth scheduled execution date for this prisoner. In 2008 he was given a stay just 90 minutes before he was set to die. Experts in death row say such multiple experiences with imminent death is tantamount to torture."



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    I'm shocked that the world is shocked.

    I'm also shocked to discover gambling on the premises.
     
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    Much as I'm anti-capital punishment, where is the world's equal "shock" over the Lawrence Brewer execution?

    Oh, ya already covered that one?...Good. :)
     
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    With reference to a different case...but a good point:

    "As we Jews enter the 40 day period of reflection and repentance leading up to Yom Kippur, perhaps it would appropriate for Jew, Gentile, and atheist alike to ponder the universal truth of this ancient Jewish Medrash: "He who is merciful to the cruel will become cruel to the merciful."
    Rabbi Abraham Cooper is associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
    Guest Voices: Mercy to the cruel spawns cruelty to the merciful - On Faith at washingtonpost.com
     
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    "The EU opposes the use of capital punishment in all circumstances and calls for a universal moratorium,"

    all meaning all, as in all.
     
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    I am shocked that the EU speaks in absolutes like that.
     
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    Ur fucking killing me hear...:lol:


    and do we need to construct any historical parody's based this nonsense?
     
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    Interestingly enough, 7 of the 9 witnesses at his trial recanted their decision because they felt there was something wrong.

    The ballistics didn't match up, and, there were several witnesses who stated they had been coerced by the police.

    No. Mr. Troy Anthony Davis should not have been executed. Heresay evidence isn't good enough to put someone to death.
     
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    The "world" (or in this context, the vomit-inducing EU) is not "shocked" at the execution of Troy Davis. The execution has appeared on their radar, so they're using it to appear 'cool' and curry favour.

    The E.U is probably the world's worst hypocrite. I wonder how much attention their tame media are paying the disastrous E.U arrest warrants, that are continuing to ruin lives as we speak.

    Read-up on the despicable treatment of Andrew Symeou, who spent nearly a year (without being convicted) in what's officially regarded as Europe's most dangerous prison after being held on a European Arrest Warrant.

    I will cry tears of joy once this tyrannical "union" is declared unfit for purpose, or ideally, overthrown.

    Don't listen to what Eurocrats pontificate. They're all cunts. Sorry, but there really is no other word for them.
     
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    you will be shocked to read this, but

    that covers opposition to the execution of brewer, as well.
     

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