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Executing the Innocent

By September 6, 2011

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The State of Georgia has scheduled a September 21st execution date for Troy Davis, despite considerable evidence that he may be innocent. Amnesty International is fighting to postpone his execution.

The case against Davis has always been weak. In a dissent written two years ago in response to a Supreme Court ruling on the Davis case, justices Scalia and Thomas agreed that the possibility of Davis' "actual innocence" would not be enough to prevent his execution. The question now seems to be whether or not the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles agrees.


September 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm
(1) marc says:

Typical U.S. “Justice” – Corrupt like everything else in Government….

September 14, 2011 at 7:18 am
(2) Netizen_James says:

Best justice money can buy!

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