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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    I don't know much about Georgia or it's politics, but why is this possible?

    They are showing his photos on CNN right now, and the world is waiting for the announcement he is dead. It's obvious this is highly controversial, yet the state isn't even batting an eye over taking his life.

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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

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    Was the guy from Texas that you posted the article of, later proven to be innocent?

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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I don't know much about Georgia or it's politics, but why is this possible?

    They are showing his photos on CNN right now, and the world is waiting for the announcement he is dead. It's obvious this is highly controversial, yet the state isn't even batting an eye over taking his life.
    You mean except for the 500 or so people demonstrating outside the prison? And those posting about it on message boards. And those talking about it among friends?

    As best I can tell, the problem came down to the law. The law lays out the procedures, and they where followed. Once convicted, the standard of proof is changed, and there are rules for what can get him new trials, and what can get his case overturned, and so on.
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

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    Was the guy from Texas that you posted the article of, later proven to be innocent?
    Willingham? Yea, he is the one Perry signed the execution order for, then when the Forensics Board was about to release a report that he was innocent, Perry fired them and replaced them with political cronies, who killed the investigation.
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

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    You mean except for the 500 or so people demonstrating outside the prison? And those posting about it on message boards. And those talking about it among friends?

    As best I can tell, the problem came down to the law. The law lays out the procedures, and they where followed. Once convicted, the standard of proof is changed, and there are rules for what can get him new trials, and what can get his case overturned, and so on.
    And yet everybody sees some moral issue with the execution, but nobody representing the law, not the governor, nobody wanted to make sure he wasn't innocent. All these people people saw this as controversial. I really don't see it's a simple matter of the law being upheld, as if, nobody representing the law could have done more or could have made this execution of as little controversy as possible. When the guys get executed for the home invasion that killed a woman and her two children, there won't be a scene like this.

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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Willingham? Yea, he is the one Perry signed the execution order for, then when the Forensics Board was about to release a report that he was innocent, Perry fired them and replaced them with political cronies, who killed the investigation.
    What has been done about it since? Has his name been cleared publicly?

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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

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    Willingham? Yea, he is the one Perry signed the execution order for, then when the Forensics Board was about to release a report that he was innocent, Perry fired them and replaced them with political cronies, who killed the investigation.
    Why would Perry want to convict him so badly anyway? Is the political risk of admitting the death penalty can get it wrong, and the wrong guy can be put on death row?

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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    And yet everybody sees some moral issue with the execution, but nobody representing the law, not the governor, nobody wanted to make sure he wasn't innocent. All these people people saw this as controversial. I really don't see it's a simple matter of the law being upheld, as if, nobody representing the law could have done more or could have made this execution of as little controversy as possible. When the guys get executed for the home invasion that killed a woman and her two children, there won't be a scene like this.
    [Bolding mine] And there wasn't about Texas executing Brewer tonight (he's one of the guys that drug that poor man to death behind a pickup in the 90's). Nor should there have been, as there was no question about his guilt.
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

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