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    Re: There Is No Travesty of Justice in Georgia. Execute Troy Davis

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The case had nothing to do with race. The prosecution had 34 witnesses, and all were black.

    Read the case details: Troy Davis case - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The guy was as guilty as sin.
    the wiki cite absolutely doesn't prove he was guilty. seems to me there were many, many questions surrounding this case.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: There Is No Travesty of Justice in Georgia. Execute Troy Davis

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    the wiki cite absolutely doesn't prove he was guilty. seems to me there were many, many questions surrounding this case.
    There are questions surrounding every case where the suspect does not confess. However, the prosecution had 34 witnesses - all were black. There was physical evidence. He had a very extensive appeals process and lost every one of them.
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    Re: There Is No Travesty of Justice in Georgia. Execute Troy Davis

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    You do know that like the oldest death penalty opponent, a black man, DID protest the death of that white supremacist guy, for EXACTLY the reasons you p
    osit, right?

    Personally my position is I reject the resistance to using technology to determine if people convicted before these techs were available were convicted in error.

    This applies to ALL convictions in which DNA evidence exists that could be exculpatory.

    Capital and otherwise.

    I knew a guy who did 6 years for rejecting his girlfriends deeply troubled daughters advances. She accused him of rape, he was convicted.

    She recanted years later during therapy, and pursued his release. He still spent 6 years in prison as a rapist, but at least he wasn't executed.

    I'm not anti-death penalty in and of itself, I just feel standards of evidence should be extrememly high for its application, with a bias towards certainty when reasonable doubt comes into question, rather than fighting tooth and nail to uphold every conviction.

    "We screwed you fair and square", just isn't an acceptable position for a prosecutor to take.

    CYA isn't either, and I'm sure that's where most of the resistance to making sure comes from.
    Not sure where there is disagreement here. SOME do remain true to the actual cause...MOST? Please...its 'care' by headline...drive by give a ****..."weeeeee...look at me...Im compassionate and stuff!"

    And I agree...I think the laws should all be changed to MANDATE DNA testing wherever possible, and not just in cases where people have the death sentence. Now...I wonder...if DNA evidence proves guilt, should we also ALLOW it, even in cases where searches may have been done inapprpriately?

    THIS case however...the only cause the defense his hanging their hat on is the handful of fruitflakes that kept changing their story.

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