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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    And none of those are admissible in court. His conviction has been through a multi layer series of appeals. The real miscarriage of justice would be to the victims of the crime, in not moving forward.
    I think it would be a real problem if an innocent man was executed due to procedural issues. This is not to say he is innocent(I do not know), but if there is strong evidence that he may be innocent, then executing him is probably a bad thing, whether that evidence is admissible or not.
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The problem is that as a whole nation, we rarely execute the guilty ones, either. Yeah, Texas and Georgia and Florida do it fairly often and the other Southern states do it occasionally; but when is the last time Connecticut (which has the death penalty) actually used it? (2005). That individual had spent EIGHTEEN years on Death Row, being paid for by the citizens of the state, when they could have spent the money on a single bullet. That individual is the ONLY person to have been executed in New England since 1960. Half a century and only ONE individual worthy of executing?
    I think my comments went right over the top of your head. Your post has exactly jack **** to do with mine.
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think it would be a real problem if an innocent man was executed due to procedural issues. This is not to say he is innocent(I do not know), but if there is strong evidence that he may be innocent, then executing him is probably a bad thing, whether that evidence is admissible or not.

    The standard for criminal trials is "beyond a reasonable doubt".

    In this case, I think some reasonable doubts have been raised and have to wonder if the GA Board of Pardons are using their heads as suppositories.

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

    It seems pretty clear that there is enough reasonable doubt for him to at least not be executed tomorrow. I don't know how Georgia's Board of Pardons works, but does anyone know if there is there any chance that something could happen before tomorrow?
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The standard for criminal trials is "beyond a reasonable doubt".

    In this case, I think some reasonable doubts have been raised and have to wonder if the GA Board of Pardons are using their heads as suppositories.
    To an extent, this is where my problem with the story comes in. Either the board is stupid(unlikely), or casually willing to kill an innocent man(again, I think unlikely), or there is a procedural reason why his execution is still going forward(which would be sad), or there is more to the story than we know(which is likely since we do not have the full 5 hours of testimony the panel heard).
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    This execution is a damn shame to the American court system...
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    To an extent, this is where my problem with the story comes in. Either the board is stupid(unlikely), or casually willing to kill an innocent man(again, I think unlikely), or there is a procedural reason why his execution is still going forward(which would be sad), or there is more to the story than we know(which is likely since we do not have the full 5 hours of testimony the panel heard).
    See that is what I do not get. There seems to be enough evidence to at least postpone the execution for a few days until things can be proven false or not. They must see that there is a possible unwarranted death case.
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    It's about time they put this bastard on ice.
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    Re: Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I am in favor of sending 100 Innocent men to their deaths in order to ensure that every guilty one ends up there. It isn't my PREFERENCE for how it should work, but in order to ensure that the guilty end up getting their just rewards, that's the way it has to work.
    this a ridiculously inflammatory statement which once again makes me question your motives for posting.

    either you're someone of a different political persuasion doing a conservative caricature, or you like posting ridiculous statements that you know will piss people off and get you a lot of attention.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    this a ridiculously inflammatory statement which once again makes me question your motives for posting.

    either you're someone of a different political persuasion doing a conservative caricature, or you like posting ridiculous statements that you know will piss people off and get you a lot of attention.

    Oddly enough our Founders said the exact opposite of what he said...

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