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Oh, I think that's quite a bit of an overstatement. The Founders were mostly men of the world and well-versed in human nature. That's why they designed the Constitution to safeguard against those who sought excessive power thru checks and balances.
I'm also quite sure they were not strangers to crime. They were certainly not strangers to Indian raids that often involved the massacre of women and children and various atrocities, and counter-raids by settlers that were just as vicious.
Crime has been on the decline, overall, for many decades now. There have been places and periods in history when crime was far worse than today... Elizabethan London comes to mind as one example. I doubt the Founders were ignorant of these things, being classically educated for the most part.
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"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
I think 1,000,000 rapist and murderers ought to be set free to save even one Innocent person sent to death.
and i don't believe in the death penalty either.
Now i also believe that anyone has the right to blow someones brains out if they try to steal/rape/murder/harm them. Murderers and rapist have it coming to them either way if they are caught or not...
It brings move of a duty on the individual to protect oneself and others but then at least we would know our government doesn't condemn Innocent people to death.
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Condemned Ga. inmate has much support, little hope - Yahoo! News
He lost his most realistic chance to avoid lethal injection on Tuesday, when Georgia's pardons board rejected his appeal for clemency. As his scheduled 7 p.m. Wednesday execution neared, his backers resorted to far-fetched measures: urging prison workers to strike or call in sick, asking prosecutors to block the execution — even considering a desperate appeal for White House intervention.
He has gotten support from hundreds of thousands of people, including a former FBI director, former President Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI, and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling gave him an unusual opportunity to prove his innocence last year. State and federal courts, however, repeatedly upheld his conviction for the 1989 killing of Mark MacPhail, an off-duty police officer who was working as a security guard in Savannah when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who was being attacked.
Davis' attorneys say he was convicted based on flawed testimony that has been largely recanted by witnesses, but prosecutors and MacPhail's relatives say they have no doubt the right man is being punished.
So let's get this straight. The pardons board granted him a stay, the highest court in the entire US halts a lethal injection, a federal court halts another execution, and they're STILL trying to execute him?Georgia initially planned to execute Davis in July 2007, but the pardons board granted him a stay less than 24 hours before he was to die. The U.S. Supreme Court stepped in a year later and halted the lethal injection just two hours before he was to be executed. And a federal appeals court halted another planned execution a few months later.
Here is the best part:
This whole situation looks like it may well turn out to be the first time we have undeniable proof that the state has executed an innocent man.Witnesses placed Davis at the crime scene and identified him as the shooter. Shell casings were linked to a shooting hours earlier that Davis was convicted of. There was no other physical evidence. No blood or DNA tied Davis to the crime and the weapon was never located.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Sounds to me like Troy Davis was smoking dust that evening, shot a stranger in the face for no good reason, then shot a police officer in the face for no good reason, came down off the dust, realized how badly he f*cked up his life, then fled to his sister's house in Atlanta.
Frankly, I do not believe the story that Troy "Rough as Hell" Davis was so taken aback by his friend Redd Coles slapping a homeless man that he suddenly (and conveniently) fled the scene in apparent sheer disgust over such wanton violence, just prior to the shooting death of Officer MacPhail. What is more, if it had been Redd Coles who actually shot MacPhail, Davis would likely have admitted as much during his interrogation, and he definitely would have testified to such at trial for his life.