So here we have 7 of the 9 witnesses at the trial recanting their testimony, saying that the police coerced them to give false testimony. We also have 10 witnesses coming forward, who say they saw a different man killing the officer. They even identified the killer. And there is NO physical evidence linking Davis to the crime. But that doesn't matter. The state of Georgia is about to commit premeditated murder. Does this mean that Georgia officials should, in turn, be executed by it's citizens? No, I do NOT advocate this, any more than I advocate the state murdering an innocent man.Davis, 42, was put on death row 20 years ago for the 1989 murder of a police officer, Mark MacPhail, in Savannah following a fight with a homeless man over a bottle of beer. Since then seven out of the nine key witnesses who implicated him have recanted their evidence, several saying they were cajoled by police into giving false eye-witness statements.
Another 10 have come forward to point the finger at a separate man present at the scene of the murder, Sylvester Coles.
Meanwhile, no forensic or DNA evidence linking Davis to the shooting has ever been found, and nor has the murder weapon.
Rick Perry would be proud of Georgia. After all, when the Texas forensic board announced a finding that Perry did cause an innocent man to be executed here, he simply fired them all and replaced them with political cronies, who then shut down the investigation.
Yes, most people on death row deserve it. But it is cases like this one in Georgia and the one in Texas that make me opposed to capital punishment. You just can't bring an innocent man back from the dead after you have murdered him. And state-sanctioned murder is exactly what this is. I find the state of Georgia guilty of capital murder.
One more question? Had Davis been a white man, would he be going to the death chamber tonight? That's worth a debate too, so what do you think?
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