7 comments

  1. Demonbeck says:

    Because our judicial system is broken, justice is served with such irregularity these days, folks have to celebrate when it actually happens.

    Davis was sentenced to death – what – almost 20 years ago? How many appeals have to turn him down before you folks agree that he is guilty?

  2. atlantaman says:

    There have been too many people in GA, let free from death row, due to DNA evidence. Everybody was certain of their guilt as well.

  3. Demonbeck says:

    Right. It’s the system’s fault. Troy Davis could never have done anything.

    Let’s test twenty year old evidence for DNA.

  4. atlantaman says:

    I’m just saying if you have a system, which is routinely proven to be flawed, maybe everybody needs to take a step back and reevaluate things.

  5. OleDirtyBarrister says:

    The crack by atlantaman about DNA is a red herring. Davis’ attorneys threw the kitchen sink in for the habeas proceedings, including a bunch of affidavits that are full of parsing languages. They, with the contribution of parsing and sleight of hand from the media, fooled a bunch of people into thinking that there is something to his claim of innocence. Wouldn’t that be great is he could get a new trial with smoke in mirrors after 19 years, when there would be little prospect of a conviction?

    Have any of the Davis defenders actually read the opinions of the reviewing courts to see what the evidence presented really was, or have you simply trusted the media to tell you what you need to know to make an informed decision?

    I believe that we know the answer to that one. I love it when intellectual sloths pose as intellectuals.

    The basic, most damning evidence from the most material witnesses has never changed. The central witnesses and the spent cartridges were enough to convict without reference to the witnesses that supposedly recanted. The courts therefore denied any relief.

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