Amnesty International USA Statement After Troy Davis Hearing

At the close of the Troy Davis evidentiary hearing, Anne Emanuel, legal analyst for Amnesty International USA, released the following statement:

“Given the evidence that emerged from the two-day hearing it is clear that the state’s case  against Troy Davis is thin and tainted.  Today’s hearing underscores the deepening doubt that has plagued this case.  It is difficult to imagine that a jury would convict Davis today after hearing four of the witnesses who convicted Davis 19 years ago testify in open court before a judge that they lied. One eyewitness testified for the first time that he saw his relative, the alternative suspect, Sylvester “Redd” Coles, shoot police officer Mark Allen MacPhail in 1989.”

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6 thoughts on “Amnesty International USA Statement After Troy Davis Hearing

  1. The conviction of Troy to death on mere circumstantial evidence is an horrendous act, by the justice system of a democratic state. The police of the state is in doubt and a man's life is to be stringed!

    The pathetic record of the USA in sending its men to the 'killing chambers' sends a shiver. Can all 'death row' inmates' conviction records be examined by a special panel appointed by the Honorable Supreme Court there?

  2. The conviction of Troy to death on mere circumstantial evidence is an horrendous act, by the justice system of a democratic state. The police of the state is in doubt and a man’s life is to be stringed!

    The pathetic record of the USA in sending its men to the ‘killing chambers’ sends a shiver. Can all ‘death row’ inmates’ conviction records be examined by a special panel appointed by the Honorable Supreme Court there?

  3. I was thinking what if that was one of the prosecuting team child/grandchild etc… sitting on death row for 19 years and having to continue to fight for justice and freedom for something that’s a strong possibilty that he did’nt committ and you have several witness that have come forth stating that they were just saying something because they were scared they would get in trouble/or even time themselves. I understand that someone has to pay for the crime, but why should it have to be a innocence man????? I believe in my heart that this man is innocence and my reason for that is….they have taken him to the death chamber several times but couldnt go thru with the process… What do that tell you something is really wrong…..

  4. I was thinking what if that was one of the prosecuting team child/grandchild etc… sitting on death row for 19 years and having to continue to fight for justice and freedom for something that’s a strong possibilty that he did’nt committ and you have several witness that have come forth stating that they were just saying something because they were scared they would get in trouble/or even time themselves. I understand that someone has to pay for the crime, but why should it have to be a innocence man????? I believe in my heart that this man is innocence and my reason for that is….they have taken him to the death chamber several times but couldnt go thru with the process… What do that tell you something is really wrong…..