Tuesday, October 14, 2008

 

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Troy Davis Execution

Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal from Georgia death row inmate, Troy Davis, refusing to consider the case. The court refused to hear the appeal without comment.

Without comment...seven out of nine prosecution witnesses have recanted their testimony since Davis' conviction in 1991, and the highest court in the land has no comment.

I must say that I find this move by the U.S. Supreme Court to demonstrate not only the lack of real justice in the "justice" system but an act of Supreme Cowardice by a court which is a supposed to be more concerned with truth than with ideology and protecting the system.

This ducking of responsibility by the court should be disturbing to every citizen of this country who believes that our court system should be first and foremost concerned with discerning the truth and not maintaining a conviction.

We will keep you updated as the state of Georgia moves to set an execution date and will keep you informed of actions that you can take to stop this travesty of justice.

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Georgia has set a date--Oct. 27 thru Nov. 3.

What was the Supreme Court supposed to do? Recantations are viewed with deep skepticism.

Think about it for a second from the standpoint of trying to run an efficient justice system, and you'll understand why. Not saying that it's right, just the way it's gotta be.
 
What was the Supreme Court supposed to do, you ask? They were supposed to grant Troy Davis his right to a fair, unbiased trail. They were supposed to hear his case. They were supposed to look at the fact that 7 of 9 "eye-witnesses" recanted, stating coersion by Georgia police. They were supposed to uphold their duty.

But they didn't. And you say this is "just the way it's gotta be"? That is a ridiculous statement. This is a human being we are talking about here who, might I add, might be wrongfully executed.

It's not the "way it's GOTTA be" but, unfortunately it's the way it APPEARS to be and, thus, needs to be the way that's GOTTA BE CHANGED.
 
Breaking from CNN:

U.S. appellate court issues stay of execution for Troy Davis, convicted of killing police officer in Georgia

Good news!

Joe
 
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