Tag: troy davis

Let’s look at the death penalty again

I have been bothered by the death of Troy Davis. What the hell? There was an opportunity for those who love life… I keep thinking about this case. Why did this guy “have to” die? Where was the governor of Georgia? Could Mr. Davis been pardoned? Where was the president? No one could have saved this man? From NYT Editorial: As the unconscionable execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last week underscores, the court has failed because it is impossible to succeed at this task. The death penalty is grotesque and immoral and should be repealed. The court’s 1976 framework for

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Local Edge Radio Podcast – Troy Davis and more

I was on Local Edge Radio yesterday. I chatted with Blake and Leslie. We discussed the death of Troy Davis. We have to fix this. We need a system that is fair for everyone. Our government shouldn’t be in the business of vengeance. We need to get into a position where the death penalty is used rarely, if ever. We then drift into a couple of other topics. We note that the stock market took a huge hit yesterday. Then we delve into global climate change secondary to man’s burning of fossil fuels. I point to the difficulty of tackling threats

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It Is Time to Rethink Capital Punishment (Update)

Currently it’s 10 PM on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Troy Davis was scheduled to be executed a little over three hours ago. His execution has been delayed by the United States Supreme Court. The question that looms is whom the state should execute. When do you institute the death penalty? Right now, the Troy Davis case hangs over this country. No matter what you think of this case, there are a few undeniable facts. First, nine eyewitnesses initially testified that Troy Davis shot and killed off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. Since then, seven of the nine eyewitnesses have recanted

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