Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
You forgot to ask:
What on earth did the reporter waste my time telling me the convicted man was black? Was that relevant somehow? Are all black convicts automatically innocent or what?
Once Again, Wiki Sucks and Starts Politicizing Without Bothering With the Facts....
What IS important is that NOT ONE witness has recanted their testimony.Between the trial and first set of appeals, seven of the nine prosecution eyewitnesses who had linked Davis to the killing have unofficially recanted or contradicted part of their original trial testimony, claiming police coercion and questionable interrogation tactics, but none have made a formal recantation as required by law. The witness who first implicated Davis and has remained consistent, Sylvester "Redd" Coles, was initially a suspect in the crime. Coles was seen acting suspiciously the night of MacPhail's murder. One person has claimed that Coles boasted at a party that he killed an off-duty police officer. One witness did not recant his testimony and is not himself a suspect in the murder; he made an in-court identification of Davis at the original trial.
That might mean something in examining the case, eh?