Troy Davis Execution Set For Sept. 21

An execution warrant setting Troy Davis’ execution has been signed by a Chatham County judge.  The execution date has now been set for September 21st.

An execution is NOT inevitable.  This merely sets the clemency process in motion.  Before Sept. 21, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles will rule on whether Troy Davis’ sentence should be commuted, or whether the execution should be carried out as scheduled.  Previously, the Board stated that it would not allow an execution unless there was “no doubt” as to guilt.

Amnesty International will call an International Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis once we know a little bit more about the plans of the Parole Board.  Get started – organize for Troy now, and please check back here or at justicefortroy.org for further updates.

Troy Davis was convicted of murder in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the case against him has fallen apart. Learn more about Troy’s case.

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466 thoughts on “Troy Davis Execution Set For Sept. 21

  1. Totally against all capitol punishment. Whether guilty of the most heinous crimes or not, we as a people have no right to take a life in everyone's name. Life without parole is acceptable. We are the only "civilized" nation left that uses capitol punishment.

  2. I have read every article on this trial and the death sentence is the right
    one for someone who kills a police officer, he knows this in his heart or he would have tried to free himself instead of ask for life without parole.

  3. "Thou shalt not Kill" is still in the Ten Commandments, I believe. It's time to start following it. "He who is without sin among you, cast the first stone." I think that answers the "What would Jesus do?" question.

    With all the doubts in this case, it is a miscarriage of justice to forbid another trial.

  4. "Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for you own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends."
    -J.R.R Tolkien

  5. Release this innocent man!!! I will not accept anything else. There is more than reasonable doubt. It all adds up to he did not do it.

  6. I'm not sure how anyone could have read every article on this case of and not know that Troy Davis has been virtually screaming from the rooftops (as much as someone on death row can) that he is innocent of this crime. He has spent the last twenty years doing everything he can to convince a court that there is too much doubt to execute him. The fact that our justice system is flawed does not mean he has conceded his guilt.

  7. I can't stop crying…I know we're supposed to have faith and hope and all that, but am afraid I don't have any of that left—irony is that in the past, a letter from Troy would have given me hope…I grew up a christian, believing and all that, but can't summon the comments saying on all the websites that god is faithful, god is our hope, just can't find it anymore. Whenever I write Troy I send all the uplifting messages, but I don't really believe em—there's no justice on this earth, maybe a fluke every now and then…let's hope there is a heaven cause this world's a hell…sorry to share my despair guys

  8. Suzi, what are you talking about? That doesn't make any sense. Even if you insist on telling yourself that executing someone who killed a police officer provides some kind of justice, you don't appear to be considering the possibility that the state put the wrong person on death row and Troy Davis is innocent. If you are truly so informed and have read every article on this case, where is your response to the mountain of evidence that points to Troy Davis's innocence?? Are you insisting that there is such a thing as a perfect system, comprised of perfect people, who function perfectly 100% of the time? And do you support the state killing innocent people? If you consider the fact that institutions and people can NEVER be 100% perfect, 100% of the time, then you can't rationally support the death penalty. Given that people and institutions make mistakes, it is unavoidable that the death penalty kills innocent people. Given that so many people and institutions are severely bigoted, people who were later proven to be innocent have already been put on death row, murdered and/or spent decades in jail for crimes they did not commit. Furthermore, this is especially the case for black men, even more so in the south. A shockingly disproportionate number of black men have been proven innocent after being subjected to trials and convictions that were based on racial hatred! Sadly, it appears that Troy Davis could be another person who is killed for being black and struggling through a bigoted system run by bigoted people.

    So, I leave you with these questions, Suzi:
    With so much evidence pointing to Troy Davis's innocence, how can you advocate his execution? It's time for you to do some deep searching and be honest with yourself. Could bigotry of your own be clouding your perspective of Troy’s case? If so, be aware that your racism is supporting this bigoted system that now uses the penal system, instead of nooses and lynch mobs, to kill black men out of white supremacist hatred. If racism is not influencing your perspective, how can you assume so easily, when there is overwhelming evidence of his innocence and his life is on the line, that Troy Davis is guilty?

  9. Apart from the inherent inhumanity of the death penalty, there is this case, at the very least, what the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment in the UK in 1953 termed a "scintilla of doubt" concerning the prisoner's guilt, and noted as one of the reasons militating powerfully for clemency in death penalty cases. While the UK abolished the death penalty for murder in 1965, and for all of the remaining "extraordinary" crimes such as treason, piracy, and military offenses by 1998, the wisdom of that concern about "a scintilla of doubt" remains true for any jurisdiction which has not yet taken the civilizing step of abolition. The Model Penal Code of the American Law Institue (ALI), as adopted in 1962, also contained an optional death penalty provision, Section 210.6 (1) (f), requiring a trial judge to exclude the death penalty if "although the evidence suffices to sustain the verdict, it does not foreclose all doubt respecting the defendant's guilt." This safeguard, so applicable to the case of Troy Davis even if follows the view of federal Judge Moore that he has not "proven his innocence," ironically appears in the optional death penalty provision of the Model Penal Code withdrawn by the ALI in 2009 because the Institute had concluded a minimally fair death penalty system simply did not appear practical to operate in the real world, based on three decades of experience in the U.S.A. Yet even under the ALI's code as adopted in 1962, and in the spirit of the Royal Commission's report in 1953, Troy Davis should have his sentenced commuted to life without parole. That is indeed an awesome punishment for the killing of a peace officer, a heinous crime — assuming Davis is guilty, of course!

  10. I'm completely appalled that the state of Georgia refuses to admit it has made a terrible mistake in Troy's case.

    How could any state even consider executing a person unless there is NO DOUBT that the person is guilty? Executing a person on such questionable testimony alone, without hard evidence, is nothing short of MURDER.

    This could happen to ANY of us.

    May justice prevail & the state of Georgia right this horrible wrong.

  11. Totally against all capitol punishment. Whether guilty of the most heinous crimes or not, we as a people have no right to take a life in everyone’s name. Life without parole is acceptable. We are the only “civilized” nation left that uses capitol punishment.

  12. Looking into holding some type of event. May just be me passing out flyers downtown, but I'd rather do something no matter what.

  13. I have read every article on this trial and the death sentence is the right
    one for someone who kills a police officer, he knows this in his heart or he would have tried to free himself instead of ask for life without parole.

  14. “Thou shalt not Kill” is still in the Ten Commandments, I believe. It’s time to start following it. “He who is without sin among you, cast the first stone.” I think that answers the “What would Jesus do?” question.

    With all the doubts in this case, it is a miscarriage of justice to forbid another trial.

  15. “Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for you own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.”
    -J.R.R Tolkien

  16. Release this innocent man!!! I will not accept anything else. There is more than reasonable doubt. It all adds up to he did not do it.

  17. I’m not sure how anyone could have read every article on this case of and not know that Troy Davis has been virtually screaming from the rooftops (as much as someone on death row can) that he is innocent of this crime. He has spent the last twenty years doing everything he can to convince a court that there is too much doubt to execute him. The fact that our justice system is flawed does not mean he has conceded his guilt.

  18. I can’t stop crying…I know we’re supposed to have faith and hope and all that, but am afraid I don’t have any of that left—irony is that in the past, a letter from Troy would have given me hope…I grew up a christian, believing and all that, but can’t summon the comments saying on all the websites that god is faithful, god is our hope, just can’t find it anymore. Whenever I write Troy I send all the uplifting messages, but I don’t really believe em—there’s no justice on this earth, maybe a fluke every now and then…let’s hope there is a heaven cause this world’s a hell…sorry to share my despair guys

  19. Suzi, what are you talking about? That doesn’t make any sense. Even if you insist on telling yourself that executing someone who killed a police officer provides some kind of justice, you don’t appear to be considering the possibility that the state put the wrong person on death row and Troy Davis is innocent. If you are truly so informed and have read every article on this case, where is your response to the mountain of evidence that points to Troy Davis’s innocence?? Are you insisting that there is such a thing as a perfect system, comprised of perfect people, who function perfectly 100% of the time? And do you support the state killing innocent people? If you consider the fact that institutions and people can NEVER be 100% perfect, 100% of the time, then you can’t rationally support the death penalty. Given that people and institutions make mistakes, it is unavoidable that the death penalty kills innocent people. Given that so many people and institutions are severely bigoted, people who were later proven to be innocent have already been put on death row, murdered and/or spent decades in jail for crimes they did not commit. Furthermore, this is especially the case for black men, even more so in the south. A shockingly disproportionate number of black men have been proven innocent after being subjected to trials and convictions that were based on racial hatred! Sadly, it appears that Troy Davis could be another person who is killed for being black and struggling through a bigoted system run by bigoted people.

    So, I leave you with these questions, Suzi:
    With so much evidence pointing to Troy Davis’s innocence, how can you advocate his execution? It’s time for you to do some deep searching and be honest with yourself. Could bigotry of your own be clouding your perspective of Troy’s case? If so, be aware that your racism is supporting this bigoted system that now uses the penal system, instead of nooses and lynch mobs, to kill black men out of white supremacist hatred. If racism is not influencing your perspective, how can you assume so easily, when there is overwhelming evidence of his innocence and his life is on the line, that Troy Davis is guilty?

  20. Apart from the inherent inhumanity of the death penalty, there is this case, at the very least, what the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment in the UK in 1953 termed a “scintilla of doubt” concerning the prisoner’s guilt, and noted as one of the reasons militating powerfully for clemency in death penalty cases. While the UK abolished the death penalty for murder in 1965, and for all of the remaining “extraordinary” crimes such as treason, piracy, and military offenses by 1998, the wisdom of that concern about “a scintilla of doubt” remains true for any jurisdiction which has not yet taken the civilizing step of abolition. The Model Penal Code of the American Law Institue (ALI), as adopted in 1962, also contained an optional death penalty provision, Section 210.6 (1) (f), requiring a trial judge to exclude the death penalty if “although the evidence suffices to sustain the verdict, it does not foreclose all doubt respecting the defendant’s guilt.” This safeguard, so applicable to the case of Troy Davis even if follows the view of federal Judge Moore that he has not “proven his innocence,” ironically appears in the optional death penalty provision of the Model Penal Code withdrawn by the ALI in 2009 because the Institute had concluded a minimally fair death penalty system simply did not appear practical to operate in the real world, based on three decades of experience in the U.S.A. Yet even under the ALI’s code as adopted in 1962, and in the spirit of the Royal Commission’s report in 1953, Troy Davis should have his sentenced commuted to life without parole. That is indeed an awesome punishment for the killing of a peace officer, a heinous crime — assuming Davis is guilty, of course!

  21. I’m completely appalled that the state of Georgia refuses to admit it has made a terrible mistake in Troy’s case.

    How could any state even consider executing a person unless there is NO DOUBT that the person is guilty? Executing a person on such questionable testimony alone, without hard evidence, is nothing short of MURDER.

    This could happen to ANY of us.

    May justice prevail & the state of Georgia right this horrible wrong.

  22. With so much doubt and so much evidence pointing to Troy Davis' innocence, the only just and merciful conclusion is to grant him clemency.

    Willfully executing an innocent man would be "murder" and a heinous crime. There is still time for the State of Georgia to rectify this barbaric decision.

    Extinguishing the death penalty is long overdue.

  23. Looking into holding some type of event. May just be me passing out flyers downtown, but I’d rather do something no matter what.

  24. what a sad place america is when you kill your own., when you sit in judgement of others, just think, what if it were your son sitting in death row, would you push the death penalty then…….what a superior breed you are!!!!!!! has Troy not suffered enough, has he not served his time, glad i'm not American and can stand before God and say "oh i was in agreement to the death penalty"

  25. sorry meant to say " was not in agreement of the death penalty" God bless you Troy, will pray for you

  26. What's with the State of Georgia? Killing an innocent man in the name of the law is just murder, and revenge, and nothing less! Troy Davis is innocent – full stop. I am proud and humbled to have been one of Troy's tribe of letter-writing supporters and I look forward so much to his replies. He doesn't whine – he just asks for justice. A justice which looks as if it's been put on the back burner, once again.His letters make me smile and he gives me hope that there are good people in this weird world. Troy, Martina and Troy's family are an inspiration to us all and I have so much respect and compassion for them at this dreadful time. Justice and Troy Davis matter very much.

  27. I was sick yesterday when my sister called and told me about Troy. My sister had made a bond with Troy and his family and she introduced me to them throgh letters. I look forward to Troy's letters because he is such a strong person and has so much faith. He and his family have been my angels even though they have been going through so much they give me strength when I am going through something because of the faith they have. It is sad that the Georgia State Justice system has so much hatred that they will not admit that they have made a mistake and want to murder an innocent man. I am praying that it is God's will that justice wil be done for Troy.

  28. With so much doubt and so much evidence pointing to Troy Davis’ innocence, the only just and merciful conclusion is to grant him clemency.

    Willfully executing an innocent man would be “murder” and a heinous crime. There is still time for the State of Georgia to rectify this barbaric decision.

    Extinguishing the death penalty is long overdue.

  29. I believe in social justice, not in execution. I wish the hardened hearts would soften and stop this injustice. Am I asking too much?

  30. what a sad place america is when you kill your own., when you sit in judgement of others, just think, what if it were your son sitting in death row, would you push the death penalty then…….what a superior breed you are!!!!!!! has Troy not suffered enough, has he not served his time, glad i’m not American and can stand before God and say “oh i was in agreement to the death penalty”

  31. Dear Sillama,

    "Thou shalt not kill"… Does that count for all ?? How about an eye for an eye?

    I agree nobody is without sins, but all depends on what kind of sin right? We can not just walk around killing people and come with that excuse.
    Besides that, those who wrote these words you are using so fondly are the biggest criminals on earth. Just think about it. Maybe it will make some sense to you.

    Good luck

  32. sorry meant to say ” was not in agreement of the death penalty” God bless you Troy, will pray for you

  33. This seems like ga is about to commit premeditated first degree murder of a human to show humans who murder that murdering humans is wrong. Babylon the fire will burn you burn you.

  34. I have thought a lot about the death penalty. In my youth, I was a staunch supporter of ultimate retribution in the name of deterrence, and all that.

    Upon investigation and long reflection, my view has changed.

    I still think I could support capital punishment under the following condition:

    In any capital sentencing proceeding, a sentence of death may be applied if and only if the witnesses for the prosecution, the prosecutors, the members of the jury, and the judge all sign binding agreements to themselves be put to death if it ever be demonstrated that they caused and innocent man to be condemned…

    I sadly suspect that we would see the execution rate plummet dramatically in such a scenario.

  35. What’s with the State of Georgia? Killing an innocent man in the name of the law is just murder, and revenge, and nothing less! Troy Davis is innocent – full stop. I am proud and humbled to have been one of Troy’s tribe of letter-writing supporters and I look forward so much to his replies. He doesn’t whine – he just asks for justice. A justice which looks as if it’s been put on the back burner, once again.His letters make me smile and he gives me hope that there are good people in this weird world. Troy, Martina and Troy’s family are an inspiration to us all and I have so much respect and compassion for them at this dreadful time. Justice and Troy Davis matter very much.

  36. Please do a thorough investigation, please look over all evidense before you execute him.I pray God will intervene on his behalf if innocent.

  37. Our legal system is so full of error that I don't understand how anyone can live with themselves knowing they MIGHT put to death an innocent man. I know it must happen all the time and especially if the case is based on eyewitness testimony. It is SUPER faulty..

  38. I was sick yesterday when my sister called and told me about Troy. My sister had made a bond with Troy and his family and she introduced me to them throgh letters. I look forward to Troy’s letters because he is such a strong person and has so much faith. He and his family have been my angels even though they have been going through so much they give me strength when I am going through something because of the faith they have. It is sad that the Georgia State Justice system has so much hatred that they will not admit that they have made a mistake and want to murder an innocent man. I am praying that it is God’s will that justice wil be done for Troy.

  39. "Don't judge me", that's what we say when people start talking without knowing our integral reality. We "judge" people all the time. But when as the result of legal judgement a person is condemned to death, if the legal system made a mistake, there is absolutely no way to fix it. This is a very simple and very old reasoning argument. In the Troy case 7 out 9 witnesses have changed the sense of their declarations. Whoever is in charge of stopping this madness should act now!

  40. Dear Friends,
    What a shock about this sad news, about this date of 21 th september…
    Troy is innocent : it is evident, it is absolutely evident !! – So, I live very far from Troy and from all his familly, but I pray for him, I pray for them…
    Troy will not die, he will not be executed : it is the deep of my prayers…
    With all my Love.
    Jean-Marie Delthil (France)

  41. It is, thou shall not murder, there is nothing morally wrong with killing. The eye for an eye was superseded by forgiveness and love. Also, the penalty for all sin is death, there are no degrees. We are not to judge others but rather judge their actions of purpose.

    I wil pray to the ALMIGHTY FATHER for Troy Davis.

  42. This case screams reasonable doubt. Executing Troy Davis is NOT justice. It is not to late for Georgia to right this wrong they have made. Troy Davis should be granted clemency instead of being executed. God Bless you Troy and your family I will keep you in my prayers. Georgia, please do not execute this innocent man.

  43. I no longer believe the death penalty is a punishment we should apply as a nation/as part of our world. I did believe it could be a just(ified) sentence for many years of my life.

    Even though recent events in my personal life have given me many dreams about death of a close family member who perpetrated unthinkable crimes on a small child, I can no longer be for such a punishment.

    Please stop this execution.

  44. I believe in social justice, not in execution. I wish the hardened hearts would soften and stop this injustice. Am I asking too much?

  45. Dear Sillama,

    “Thou shalt not kill”… Does that count for all ?? How about an eye for an eye?

    I agree nobody is without sins, but all depends on what kind of sin right? We can not just walk around killing people and come with that excuse.
    Besides that, those who wrote these words you are using so fondly are the biggest criminals on earth. Just think about it. Maybe it will make some sense to you.

    Good luck

  46. I am begging the State of Georgia not to do this. This is so wrong on so many levels. Think of Officer McPhail – the victim in this matter. You can never get justice by executing someone who has been railroaded right from the start.

    I am a Police Foundations student and also studying to be a Paralegal. I consider the Police to be people we respect and admire. Officer McPhail wasn't on duty that night, but he responded as a Police Officer should and sadly lost his life. The question is WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER AND TOOK HIS LIFE?

    The answer is NOT TROY DAVIS? You have far too many doubts to consider this a clear cut capital punishment case. Please don't do this! This is not the kind of notoriety and fame that your beautiful State needs.

    Please do not execute Troy Anthony Davis

    Corinne Johnston

  47. This seems like ga is about to commit premeditated first degree murder of a human to show humans who murder that murdering humans is wrong. Babylon the fire will burn you burn you.

  48. I have thought a lot about the death penalty. In my youth, I was a staunch supporter of ultimate retribution in the name of deterrence, and all that.

    Upon investigation and long reflection, my view has changed.

    I still think I could support capital punishment under the following condition:

    In any capital sentencing proceeding, a sentence of death may be applied if and only if the witnesses for the prosecution, the prosecutors, the members of the jury, and the judge all sign binding agreements to themselves be put to death if it ever be demonstrated that they caused and innocent man to be condemned…

    I sadly suspect that we would see the execution rate plummet dramatically in such a scenario.

  49. Please do a thorough investigation, please look over all evidense before you execute him.I pray God will intervene on his behalf if innocent.

  50. Our legal system is so full of error that I don’t understand how anyone can live with themselves knowing they MIGHT put to death an innocent man. I know it must happen all the time and especially if the case is based on eyewitness testimony. It is SUPER faulty..

  51. “Don’t judge me”, that’s what we say when people start talking without knowing our integral reality. We “judge” people all the time. But when as the result of legal judgement a person is condemned to death, if the legal system made a mistake, there is absolutely no way to fix it. This is a very simple and very old reasoning argument. In the Troy case 7 out 9 witnesses have changed the sense of their declarations. Whoever is in charge of stopping this madness should act now!

  52. Dear Friends,
    What a shock about this sad news, about this date of 21 th september…
    Troy is innocent : it is evident, it is absolutely evident !! – So, I live very far from Troy and from all his familly, but I pray for him, I pray for them…
    Troy will not die, he will not be executed : it is the deep of my prayers…
    With all my Love.
    Jean-Marie Delthil (France)

  53. Do not execute this man if there is reasonable doubt. Man up and own the mistake that has been made by the justice system. This screams innocence. From what I've read, this isn't justice. It is wrong to execute someone who is innocent. What a load of s–t. Point the finger at anybody, to close the case. God bless you Troy, and your family, and may peace be with you.

  54. It is, thou shall not murder, there is nothing morally wrong with killing. The eye for an eye was superseded by forgiveness and love. Also, the penalty for all sin is death, there are no degrees. We are not to judge others but rather judge their actions of purpose.

    I wil pray to the ALMIGHTY FATHER for Troy Davis.

  55. I don't mean to offend anyone on this link but it seems ironic that Muslim countries execute people whether or not they've done something to deserve it and the United States of America does the same thing.

    Wow! This month I will light a candle to remember those murdered on September 11, 2001 and I will light another candle if the State of Georgia murders Troy Anthony Davis

    Corinne Johnston

  56. I am begging to save the life of this man. Death penalty is always a crime, there is no reason of killing a person- but in this case it is even worth, it seems that he is not guilty.
    I am begging the USA, the state of Georgia- do not kill this man- there are so many douts- what if he is innocent? Everybody involved in this case should immaginate how he or she would feel like if he/she would be killed without having done something wrong?
    You want to punish someone for a murder, but what if this will be the second murder in this case?

  57. This case screams reasonable doubt. Executing Troy Davis is NOT justice. It is not to late for Georgia to right this wrong they have made. Troy Davis should be granted clemency instead of being executed. God Bless you Troy and your family I will keep you in my prayers. Georgia, please do not execute this innocent man.

  58. I no longer believe the death penalty is a punishment we should apply as a nation/as part of our world. I did believe it could be a just(ified) sentence for many years of my life.

    Even though recent events in my personal life have given me many dreams about death of a close family member who perpetrated unthinkable crimes on a small child, I can no longer be for such a punishment.

    Please stop this execution.

  59. I am begging the State of Georgia not to do this. This is so wrong on so many levels. Think of Officer McPhail – the victim in this matter. You can never get justice by executing someone who has been railroaded right from the start.

    I am a Police Foundations student and also studying to be a Paralegal. I consider the Police to be people we respect and admire. Officer McPhail wasn’t on duty that night, but he responded as a Police Officer should and sadly lost his life. The question is WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER AND TOOK HIS LIFE?

    The answer is NOT TROY DAVIS? You have far too many doubts to consider this a clear cut capital punishment case. Please don’t do this! This is not the kind of notoriety and fame that your beautiful State needs.

    Please do not execute Troy Anthony Davis

    Corinne Johnston

  60. I believe the stiff-necked intransigence of these people is far less a matter of any sort of principle, and far more one of protecting their own careers and image. They believe — so it appears to me — that if they allow their actions in this case to lose the gloss of validity which has so perversely been lent those actions, they may find themselves not only embarrassed in this one instance, but also exposed to new scrutiny in all their other work, their other completed cases being revisited one-by-one and in some cases reversed, and all their future work being met with extreme skepticism by the public and in particular, juries. In some instances that may be unavoidable — probably some of them do need to be removed from their jobs; some may perhaps even face serious consequences for having selectively, maliciously prosecuted the innocent and obstructed justice, sometimes even having allowed the actual perpetrators to go free. Those particular individuals, and they know who they are, have good reason to be afraid. No course of action they choose now can guarantee them exemption from potential consequences.

    But what is the old adage about finding you've dug yourself into a hole? The first thing to do is, STOP DIGGING.

    I believe there will be death-penalty reform, even in the State of Georgia. The question is, how many more people who have not been proved guilty will have their lives sacrificed to the false gods of political self-preservation and hateful, random Revenge before that happens? LISTEN, you prosecutors and judges and police: You can choose that way which has a future by becoming part of the solution, by admitting your methods have led to too many wrongful results in the past and by getting out in front of the issue as reformers; and not only will History be kind to you, but in the nearer term the Public will be more kindly disposed toward you as well — so long as you make them understand exactly why you are changing your stance, and at long last are standing up on the right side of this question — regarding Troy Davis, and any and every other person whose case sufficiently resembles his by virtue of that sacred cornerstone of justice, Reasonable Doubt.

    Or, you can continue to be part of the problem, by staying immovably committed to sending to their deaths men and women on whom the presumption of innocence rightfully remains; and History, and also your own consciences, will place you in the column of those who were so corrupt, they were actually willing to kill the innocent for their own short-term expedience. May God have mercy on your souls for that. But before you meet Him, you WILL encounter Reform, face to face; and when you do, if you have not already chosen to lead the way as a reformer, you will indeed become the object of that Reform, and the judgment of righteous people everywhere — but especially in Georgia and in your own houses — will weigh down heavily upon you for the rest of your lives.

    You officials who bear this burden: It is still, just barely, not too late! God bless the man or woman who knows what is right and turns in time to do it.

  61. Do not execute this man if there is reasonable doubt. Man up and own the mistake that has been made by the justice system. This screams innocence. From what I’ve read, this isn’t justice. It is wrong to execute someone who is innocent. What a load of s–t. Point the finger at anybody, to close the case. God bless you Troy, and your family, and may peace be with you.

  62. I find the "death penalty" to be not only barbaric, but shameful for a great country like ours who prides itself on human rights. Truthfully, I am just learning about this case, but it sounds like a person's worst nightmare come true. At the risk of sounding sanctimonious or possibly stating the obvious.. if this could happen to him, it could happen to any one of us. Gross injustice to a fellow human is injustice to us all. I was just wondering if anyone knows what the "witnesses" who have revoked their testimony are doing to stop this injustice. It would seem to me that they would be dedicating their lives to somehow right this horrific wrong.

  63. I don’t mean to offend anyone on this link but it seems ironic that Muslim countries execute people whether or not they’ve done something to deserve it and the United States of America does the same thing.

    Wow! This month I will light a candle to remember those murdered on September 11, 2001 and I will light another candle if the State of Georgia murders Troy Anthony Davis

    Corinne Johnston

  64. I am begging to save the life of this man. Death penalty is always a crime, there is no reason of killing a person- but in this case it is even worth, it seems that he is not guilty.
    I am begging the USA, the state of Georgia- do not kill this man- there are so many douts- what if he is innocent? Everybody involved in this case should immaginate how he or she would feel like if he/she would be killed without having done something wrong?
    You want to punish someone for a murder, but what if this will be the second murder in this case?

  65. I believe the stiff-necked intransigence of these people is far less a matter of any sort of principle, and far more one of protecting their own careers and image. They believe — so it appears to me — that if they allow their actions in this case to lose the gloss of validity which has so perversely been lent those actions, they may find themselves not only embarrassed in this one instance, but also exposed to new scrutiny in all their other work, their other completed cases being revisited one-by-one and in some cases reversed, and all their future work being met with extreme skepticism by the public and in particular, juries. In some instances that may be unavoidable — probably some of them do need to be removed from their jobs; some may perhaps even face serious consequences for having selectively, maliciously prosecuted the innocent and obstructed justice, sometimes even having allowed the actual perpetrators to go free. Those particular individuals, and they know who they are, have good reason to be afraid. No course of action they choose now can guarantee them exemption from potential consequences.

    But what is the old adage about finding you’ve dug yourself into a hole? The first thing to do is, STOP DIGGING.

    I believe there will be death-penalty reform, even in the State of Georgia. The question is, how many more people who have not been proved guilty will have their lives sacrificed to the false gods of political self-preservation and hateful, random Revenge before that happens? LISTEN, you prosecutors and judges and police: You can choose that way which has a future by becoming part of the solution, by admitting your methods have led to too many wrongful results in the past and by getting out in front of the issue as reformers; and not only will History be kind to you, but in the nearer term the Public will be more kindly disposed toward you as well — so long as you make them understand exactly why you are changing your stance, and at long last are standing up on the right side of this question — regarding Troy Davis, and any and every other person whose case sufficiently resembles his by virtue of that sacred cornerstone of justice, Reasonable Doubt.

    Or, you can continue to be part of the problem, by staying immovably committed to sending to their deaths men and women on whom the presumption of innocence rightfully remains; and History, and also your own consciences, will place you in the column of those who were so corrupt, they were actually willing to kill the innocent for their own short-term expedience. May God have mercy on your souls for that. But before you meet Him, you WILL encounter Reform, face to face; and when you do, if you have not already chosen to lead the way as a reformer, you will indeed become the object of that Reform, and the judgment of righteous people everywhere — but especially in Georgia and in your own houses — will weigh down heavily upon you for the rest of your lives.

    You officials who bear this burden: It is still, just barely, not too late! God bless the man or woman who knows what is right and turns in time to do it.

  66. I find the “death penalty” to be not only barbaric, but shameful for a great country like ours who prides itself on human rights. Truthfully, I am just learning about this case, but it sounds like a person’s worst nightmare come true. At the risk of sounding sanctimonious or possibly stating the obvious.. if this could happen to him, it could happen to any one of us. Gross injustice to a fellow human is injustice to us all. I was just wondering if anyone knows what the “witnesses” who have revoked their testimony are doing to stop this injustice. It would seem to me that they would be dedicating their lives to somehow right this horrific wrong.

  67. justice?

    justice?
    what is this?
    what did davis do?
    was there a photograph, video,
    evidence, that proved this true?

    voice of the masses,
    of all different classes,
    calling to stop this,
    death penalty pain, blood stain,
    it simply must not go through,

    not on peace one day,
    not by false dismay,
    not by ill decree,
    not by you or me,

    supreme court deaf to this call?
    justice blind, can't see us all?
    troy's life, now on the line, join amnesty,
    please grant his life some time, grant clemency!

    poem by jeffrey karl hellman
    2011

  68. justice?

    justice?
    what is this?
    what did davis do?
    was there a photograph, video,
    evidence, that proved this true?

    voice of the masses,
    of all different classes,
    calling to stop this,
    death penalty pain, blood stain,
    it simply must not go through,

    not on peace one day,
    not by false dismay,
    not by ill decree,
    not by you or me,

    supreme court deaf to this call?
    justice blind, can’t see us all?
    troy’s life, now on the line, join amnesty,
    please grant his life some time, grant clemency!

    poem by jeffrey karl hellman
    2011

  69. It is irresponsible to blindly petition the state for clemency of a convicted murderer – especially someone convicted of murdering a police officer. This website promotes this petition, to anyone, in any country, with no relevant case information two decades after conviction. Where is the full homicide report and autopsy protocol? Where are the trial transcripts? If this officer served with me or was a family member, and I saw this page promoting this petition without all providing the full case records, police reports, etc I would be fuming. Oh yeah, that's why we have juries.

  70. The circumstances of this case are almost beyond belief and would be laughable if there were not a life at stake. Why have the Georgia police not investigated Sylvester Coles, who has been accused of this murder? The answer, my friends, is simple. They don't need to as they have already convicted someone else – Troy Davis.

    Would those bloggers who favour the death penalty please remember that the execution of an innocent man weakens, not strengthen their case. (I oppose the death penalty in every respect). And make no mistake about it – if Troy Davis is executed – the truth will come out just as surely as night follows day.

    The United States and my home country, the UK, work tirelessly to rid the world of evil and injustice, and each time we fail to uphold the best possible standards ourselves, the likelihood of our success is diminished.

    Troy Davis must be granted clemency. It is as simple as that.

  71. Noun: The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.
    I am confused. Murder is bad when committed by an individual, but good when done by a committee no matter how corrupt?

    Noun: Punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong.
    Perhaps this is the right word. Georgia is happy if "someone" is killed
    in vengeance for a wrong done by someone, whoever that may be. Gang
    warfare at its most brutal…

  72. It is irresponsible to blindly petition the state for clemency of a convicted murderer – especially someone convicted of murdering a police officer. This website promotes this petition, to anyone, in any country, with no relevant case information two decades after conviction. Where is the full homicide report and autopsy protocol? Where are the trial transcripts? If this officer served with me or was a family member, and I saw this page promoting this petition without all providing the full case records, police reports, etc I would be fuming. Oh yeah, that’s why we have juries.

  73. The circumstances of this case are almost beyond belief and would be laughable if there were not a life at stake. Why have the Georgia police not investigated Sylvester Coles, who has been accused of this murder? The answer, my friends, is simple. They don’t need to as they have already convicted someone else – Troy Davis.

    Would those bloggers who favour the death penalty please remember that the execution of an innocent man weakens, not strengthen their case. (I oppose the death penalty in every respect). And make no mistake about it – if Troy Davis is executed – the truth will come out just as surely as night follows day.

    The United States and my home country, the UK, work tirelessly to rid the world of evil and injustice, and each time we fail to uphold the best possible standards ourselves, the likelihood of our success is diminished.

    Troy Davis must be granted clemency. It is as simple as that.

  74. You may morn the dead but fight like hell for the living!!! Lets get out and be seen!! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your union, bring your church, bring your garden club, bring signs and bring all those who quest for justice. This is not just a Savanna movement, a Georgia movement, a United States movement this is a World movement!! No more torture!! No more legalized murder!!

  75. The reason Troy is still alive is that a few years ago, serious doubts to
    the guilt of Troy were adressed. To kill a human being is reprehensive , Some of the witnesses in the original trial have changed their story. He should get a new trial at the very least. If there is even a 1 percent chance that he is not guilty his life must be spared.

    Walt of RI

  76. Noun: The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.
    I am confused. Murder is bad when committed by an individual, but good when done by a committee no matter how corrupt?

    Noun: Punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong.
    Perhaps this is the right word. Georgia is happy if “someone” is killed
    in vengeance for a wrong done by someone, whoever that may be. Gang
    warfare at its most brutal…

  77. You may morn the dead but fight like hell for the living!!! Lets get out and be seen!! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your union, bring your church, bring your garden club, bring signs and bring all those who quest for justice. This is not just a Savanna movement, a Georgia movement, a United States movement this is a World movement!! No more torture!! No more legalized murder!!

  78. The reason Troy is still alive is that a few years ago, serious doubts to
    the guilt of Troy were adressed. To kill a human being is reprehensive , Some of the witnesses in the original trial have changed their story. He should get a new trial at the very least. If there is even a 1 percent chance that he is not guilty his life must be spared.

    Walt of RI

  79. I don't believe that a government as unrepresentative of the American people as this one has a right to kill ANYONE for ANY REASON. The pathetic electoral process that prohibits working class candidates from getting a hearing…much less, ballot status in many areas….insures that a small percentage of people over the age of 18 choose ( 'elect'), the government.
    Question: Why are so many proponents of the death penalty OPPOSED to televising the killings live on television? If the conventional argument for deterring crime is one of threatening to throw people in prisons which are repeatedly depicted as a bad place to be….then the government's killing of people should be just as visible. C'mon all you teabags, what are you concerned about? Are you afraid that the communities of exploited and oppressed working people will began to take THEIR Second Amendment rights as seriously as you do? Did you forget that 'gun control' started with the KKK? We didn't.
    Think about it.

  80. John

    If you read all of the information about this case you would not feel too comfortable executing Troy Davis.

    The gun belonged to Sylvester Coles. Someone swore in an affadavit that they saw Coles shoot Officer McPhail. There was no gun found only shells and casings. Sylvester Coles swore he lost the gun half an hour before the shooting. I mean, come on, where is the proof they even bothered to investigate Coles even though they admit he is a potential suspect.

    Juries don't always get it right. Stephen Truscott was 14-years-old here in Canada when he was tried and convicted and sentenced to be hung for the murder of a friend. Evidence was suppressed in that case too – evidence that had the jury heard it they would have aquited him on the spot. Thank God Canada abolished the death penalty and Stephen Truscott won his freedom.

    There is NEVER any reason to execute someone who might be innocent because there is REASONABLE DOUBT. Troy Davis should not be executed because a LIAR AND COWARD (Coles) decided he wanted to save his own worthless neck.

  81. I don’t believe that a government as unrepresentative of the American people as this one has a right to kill ANYONE for ANY REASON. The pathetic electoral process that prohibits working class candidates from getting a hearing…much less, ballot status in many areas….insures that a small percentage of people over the age of 18 choose ( ‘elect’), the government.
    Question: Why are so many proponents of the death penalty OPPOSED to televising the killings live on television? If the conventional argument for deterring crime is one of threatening to throw people in prisons which are repeatedly depicted as a bad place to be….then the government’s killing of people should be just as visible. C’mon all you teabags, what are you concerned about? Are you afraid that the communities of exploited and oppressed working people will began to take THEIR Second Amendment rights as seriously as you do? Did you forget that ‘gun control’ started with the KKK? We didn’t.
    Think about it.

  82. John

    If you read all of the information about this case you would not feel too comfortable executing Troy Davis.

    The gun belonged to Sylvester Coles. Someone swore in an affadavit that they saw Coles shoot Officer McPhail. There was no gun found only shells and casings. Sylvester Coles swore he lost the gun half an hour before the shooting. I mean, come on, where is the proof they even bothered to investigate Coles even though they admit he is a potential suspect.

    Juries don’t always get it right. Stephen Truscott was 14-years-old here in Canada when he was tried and convicted and sentenced to be hung for the murder of a friend. Evidence was suppressed in that case too – evidence that had the jury heard it they would have aquited him on the spot. Thank God Canada abolished the death penalty and Stephen Truscott won his freedom.

    There is NEVER any reason to execute someone who might be innocent because there is REASONABLE DOUBT. Troy Davis should not be executed because a LIAR AND COWARD (Coles) decided he wanted to save his own worthless neck.

  83. I can't hardly believe there is a possibility of Troy being executed, my mind and my heart don't want to believe it. After all the struggle to prove his evident innocence (evident at least for those of us who have had a glance of his personality and awesome humanity), after the retractal of most of the witnesses in the trial and after all the erratic, long, uncomprehensible process of this case, this cannot happen.
    I really hope that these days, not only his family, friends and closest supporters, but all the Georgian society (those in Savannah and Jackson in particular) go out in the streets as you Americans know how to do, and show the legal authorities that you won't be accomplices of such an injustice. Please, cry out that Troy is innocent, stand for all of us who cannot be there but would like to. I know there are a lot of Georgians who are really seeking for truth and justice and I sent all my recognition and support from afar.
    I also hope that finally Troy will come out of prison as an innocent man. I long for seeing that.

  84. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, or the Rev. Al Sharpton, or one of the prominent ministers involved in this case need to go en masse to Redd Coles and help his family convince him to turn himself in. If Jesse Jackson and Jimmy Carter can negotiate hostage deals, surely they can arrange a life without parole plea deal with Larry Chisolm for Coles. One of – if not the – most important jobs of a Christian minister is to teach those who do wrong about the redemptive force of forgiveness, which can only begin when one accepts responsibility for one's actions.

  85. My question to Suzi as well is: Since when is a police officer's life worth more than anybody else's because of the profession that he/she has chosen? Their lives are no more/less important than the rest of ours! There are criminals on the police force as well in the community. Not all officers are prejudice/crooks/drug dealers, but Suzi, what should happen to an officer that out right murders an unarmed civilian? Should he/ she get the death penalty as well?

  86. I can’t hardly believe there is a possibility of Troy being executed, my mind and my heart don’t want to believe it. After all the struggle to prove his evident innocence (evident at least for those of us who have had a glance of his personality and awesome humanity), after the retractal of most of the witnesses in the trial and after all the erratic, long, uncomprehensible process of this case, this cannot happen.
    I really hope that these days, not only his family, friends and closest supporters, but all the Georgian society (those in Savannah and Jackson in particular) go out in the streets as you Americans know how to do, and show the legal authorities that you won’t be accomplices of such an injustice. Please, cry out that Troy is innocent, stand for all of us who cannot be there but would like to. I know there are a lot of Georgians who are really seeking for truth and justice and I sent all my recognition and support from afar.
    I also hope that finally Troy will come out of prison as an innocent man. I long for seeing that.

  87. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, or the Rev. Al Sharpton, or one of the prominent ministers involved in this case need to go en masse to Redd Coles and help his family convince him to turn himself in. If Jesse Jackson and Jimmy Carter can negotiate hostage deals, surely they can arrange a life without parole plea deal with Larry Chisolm for Coles. One of – if not the – most important jobs of a Christian minister is to teach those who do wrong about the redemptive force of forgiveness, which can only begin when one accepts responsibility for one’s actions.

  88. My question to Suzi as well is: Since when is a police officer’s life worth more than anybody else’s because of the profession that he/she has chosen? Their lives are no more/less important than the rest of ours! There are criminals on the police force as well in the community. Not all officers are prejudice/crooks/drug dealers, but Suzi, what should happen to an officer that out right murders an unarmed civilian? Should he/ she get the death penalty as well?

  89. This is a country dominated by a class dictatorship. It role in human progress has long passed by. It remains a ruling class that sees profit as its only goal. Its holy or holy's. The police, the courts, and the rest of the state apparatus have one purpose only to silence any voice that contradicts ruling class policy. People of color, immigrants, and the working class as a whole are constantly under assault because of the empires quest for profit. What they do in the rest of the world they will do here. Their financial crisis was unavoidable. Their answer to the problem is to give themselves more. Ours is to take power and build a new society based on equality, planning and technological advancement where no one is left behind. Only a workers and farmers government and state organized by revolution as in Cuba fifty years ago can wield the power necessarily to make this transfer. It is a tall order for some and few are ready to do this now. To those not ready we say we will join you in the fight against brutality in all its forms. We will join you in the economic struggle. We will never tell you that you can trust their promises or that revolution can be replaced by reforms that are only temporary. What ever rights and reforms we win in the streets they will always try and take back. We must tear it out by the roots and replace the whole system.

  90. This is a country dominated by a class dictatorship. It role in human progress has long passed by. It remains a ruling class that sees profit as its only goal. Its holy or holy’s. The police, the courts, and the rest of the state apparatus have one purpose only to silence any voice that contradicts ruling class policy. People of color, immigrants, and the working class as a whole are constantly under assault because of the empires quest for profit. What they do in the rest of the world they will do here. Their financial crisis was unavoidable. Their answer to the problem is to give themselves more. Ours is to take power and build a new society based on equality, planning and technological advancement where no one is left behind. Only a workers and farmers government and state organized by revolution as in Cuba fifty years ago can wield the power necessarily to make this transfer. It is a tall order for some and few are ready to do this now. To those not ready we say we will join you in the fight against brutality in all its forms. We will join you in the economic struggle. We will never tell you that you can trust their promises or that revolution can be replaced by reforms that are only temporary. What ever rights and reforms we win in the streets they will always try and take back. We must tear it out by the roots and replace the whole system.

  91. I have never supported the death penalty from a moral standpoint. I believe only God should determine when someone dies. I become more convinced that the death penalty is wrong when minorities are executed at an alarming rate and when cases where guilt is not an absolute certainty still end with sentences of death.

  92. Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong? Troy, you're in my prayers.

  93. My question is why can't Georgia admit that they possibly made a mistake. Where is the evidence that they even considered anyone else (Coles) a suspect and investigated them. If I was a Police Officer (and I am a Police Foundations student) and I was killed in the line of duty I would want the person who did it punished (jail time – worse than the DP because Prison Guards don't like Cop Killers either) not just a scapegoat because the legal system is too bogged down to do a good job.

    If you are going to use the quotation 'life for a life' from the Bible, remember, they had to be 100% sure they had the right person before they took his/her life. Not 75% or 50% sure – 100% sure. Anyone who took place in the execution of an innocent person could themselves lose their lives. It was a serious judicial matter. I think it's time for Mr. Coles to pay the piper.

  94. @Corrinne Johnston (and all): The Rev. Jesse Jackson, or the Rev. Al Sharpton, or one of the prominent ministers involved in this case need to go to Redd Coles' family and help them convince him to turn himself in. They have been trying to do that for years. If Jesse Jackson and Jimmy Carter can negotiate hostage deals, surely they can arrange a life-without-parole plea deal with Larry Chisolm for Coles. One of – if not the – most important jobs of a Christian minister is to teach those who do wrong about the redemptive force of forgiveness, which can only begin when one accepts responsibility for one’s actions. So you need to go to the website or FaceBook page of Rev. Al Sharpton, or RainbowPush Coalition, or the Carter Peace Center and ask them to do this. Start a petition to them on petition.org, or change.org, or have your minister contact them and offer to help. This is the only way the DA's office will be able to save face and the only real chance Troy has, if Coles turns himself in. He's only likely to do that if he knows he won't face the execution chamber. Please do this TODAY. Troy can't wait.

  95. @Troy Pennings: Troy didn't kill anyone. If you want to help instead, see my comment to Corinne Johnston, above. Troy needs real help now, not just prayers.

  96. Unfortunately it would take a man to stand up and say "I did something wrong. I let an innocent man sit in jail for a crime I committed." Sylvester Coles is the furthest thing from a man I can think of. I don't know about the Justice System down there, except its arbitrary and unfair, but can they still charge Mr. Coles after all these years?

  97. @Corinne Johnston: there is no statute of limitations on capital murder, which is what killing a law enforcement officer is.

    Last year, the suggestion was made that someone help Coles' cousin convince him to turn himself in on the savannahnow.com website, and someone else (obviously, a member of Coles immediate family) replied that he is now a working family man, not the kid he was 22 years ago. Redemption happens – but only if society lets it happen. You may not believe that, but ask yourself this: are you going to be able to sleep at night, knowing that you didn't do everything that was in YOUR power to do to help Coles confess? What's it cost you to send an email or fax to the people listed above, asking them to intercede with the DA on behalf of Coles?

  98. I have never supported the death penalty from a moral standpoint. I believe only God should determine when someone dies. I become more convinced that the death penalty is wrong when minorities are executed at an alarming rate and when cases where guilt is not an absolute certainty still end with sentences of death.

  99. Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong? Troy, you’re in my prayers.

  100. SAORISE
    PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SINGLING ME OUT.

    I HAVE ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN THE TROY DAVIS CASE FOR A LONG TIME. I HAVE SIGNED EVERY PETITION I COULD; I'VE SENT LETTERS, EMAILS, AND FAXES TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN.

    I SPEAK TO PEOPLE ALL ABOUT IT AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY. AND I ASK MYSELF HOW A COUNTRY WHO PRIDES ITSELF ON ITS HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD COULD SO CALLOUSLY TOSS TROY ANTHONY DAVIS INTO THE GARBAGE THEY CALL A LEGAL SYSTEM.

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I CAN DO. EXCEPT PRAY THAT SOMEONE HAS A SUDDEN ATTACK OF REALITY AND SETS TROY FREE.

    NICE ISN'T IT THAT COLES HAS A FAMILY – WHILE TROY DAVIS NEVER HAD THAT OPTION GIVEN TO HIM.

  101. My question is why can’t Georgia admit that they possibly made a mistake. Where is the evidence that they even considered anyone else (Coles) a suspect and investigated them. If I was a Police Officer (and I am a Police Foundations student) and I was killed in the line of duty I would want the person who did it punished (jail time – worse than the DP because Prison Guards don’t like Cop Killers either) not just a scapegoat because the legal system is too bogged down to do a good job.

    If you are going to use the quotation ‘life for a life’ from the Bible, remember, they had to be 100% sure they had the right person before they took his/her life. Not 75% or 50% sure – 100% sure. Anyone who took place in the execution of an innocent person could themselves lose their lives. It was a serious judicial matter. I think it’s time for Mr. Coles to pay the piper.

  102. @Corrinne Johnston (and all): The Rev. Jesse Jackson, or the Rev. Al Sharpton, or one of the prominent ministers involved in this case need to go to Redd Coles’ family and help them convince him to turn himself in. They have been trying to do that for years. If Jesse Jackson and Jimmy Carter can negotiate hostage deals, surely they can arrange a life-without-parole plea deal with Larry Chisolm for Coles. One of – if not the – most important jobs of a Christian minister is to teach those who do wrong about the redemptive force of forgiveness, which can only begin when one accepts responsibility for one’s actions. So you need to go to the website or FaceBook page of Rev. Al Sharpton, or RainbowPush Coalition, or the Carter Peace Center and ask them to do this. Start a petition to them on petition.org, or change.org, or have your minister contact them and offer to help. This is the only way the DA’s office will be able to save face and the only real chance Troy has, if Coles turns himself in. He’s only likely to do that if he knows he won’t face the execution chamber. Please do this TODAY. Troy can’t wait.

  103. @Troy Pennings: Troy didn’t kill anyone. If you want to help instead, see my comment to Corinne Johnston, above. Troy needs real help now, not just prayers.

  104. Unfortunately it would take a man to stand up and say “I did something wrong. I let an innocent man sit in jail for a crime I committed.” Sylvester Coles is the furthest thing from a man I can think of. I don’t know about the Justice System down there, except its arbitrary and unfair, but can they still charge Mr. Coles after all these years?

  105. @Corinne Johnston: there is no statute of limitations on capital murder, which is what killing a law enforcement officer is.

    Last year, the suggestion was made that someone help Coles’ cousin convince him to turn himself in on the savannahnow.com website, and someone else (obviously, a member of Coles immediate family) replied that he is now a working family man, not the kid he was 22 years ago. Redemption happens – but only if society lets it happen. You may not believe that, but ask yourself this: are you going to be able to sleep at night, knowing that you didn’t do everything that was in YOUR power to do to help Coles confess? What’s it cost you to send an email or fax to the people listed above, asking them to intercede with the DA on behalf of Coles?

  106. SAORISE
    PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SINGLING ME OUT.

    I HAVE ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN THE TROY DAVIS CASE FOR A LONG TIME. I HAVE SIGNED EVERY PETITION I COULD; I’VE SENT LETTERS, EMAILS, AND FAXES TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN.

    I SPEAK TO PEOPLE ALL ABOUT IT AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY. AND I ASK MYSELF HOW A COUNTRY WHO PRIDES ITSELF ON ITS HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD COULD SO CALLOUSLY TOSS TROY ANTHONY DAVIS INTO THE GARBAGE THEY CALL A LEGAL SYSTEM.

    I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE I CAN DO. EXCEPT PRAY THAT SOMEONE HAS A SUDDEN ATTACK OF REALITY AND SETS TROY FREE.

    NICE ISN’T IT THAT COLES HAS A FAMILY – WHILE TROY DAVIS NEVER HAD THAT OPTION GIVEN TO HIM.

  107. @Corinne Johnston: no – you are wrong. Until you began singling me out, my comments were to you "and all." check above.

    This is a forum for those who wish to help Troy, not a 'playground for those who want to bully others and self righteously flaunt their activism careers.

    You can send Bishop Tutu a letter from his website's .php (www.tutu.org), or a fax to him at (27) 21 525-1990, or an email to him at info@tutu.org. I beg of you – stop using this forum to bully me and start using it for good. My letter to Tutu appears below:

    By Fax:  27 (21) 525 1990
    and email: info@tutu.org

    Rt. Rev. Bishop Desmond Tutu
    Suite 62, Frazzitta Business Park
    Corner Freedom Way and Koeberg Road
    Milnerton, 7441
    South Africa 

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Bishop Tutu:  As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Troy Anthony Davis was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who've gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on Coles' behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in,which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who've done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. These people need to act as a delegation and go talk to Coles.

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or your fellow laureate, Jimmy Carter, and ask them to do these things? Coles' cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy's ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I'm sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

    Ashley Stearns

  108. @Corinne Johnston: no – you are wrong. Until you began singling me out, my comments were to you "and all." check above.

    This is a forum for those who wish to help Troy, not a 'playground for those who want to bully others and self righteously flaunt their activism careers.

    You can send Bishop Tutu a letter from his website's .php (www.tutu.org), or a fax to him at (27) 21 525-1990, or an email to him at info@tutu.org. I beg of you – stop using this forum to bully me and start using it for good. My letter to Tutu appears below:

    By Fax:  27 (21) 525 1990
    and email: info@tutu.org

    Rt. Rev. Bishop Desmond Tutu
    Suite 62, Frazzitta Business Park
    Corner Freedom Way and Koeberg Road
    Milnerton, 7441
    South Africa 

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Bishop Tutu:  As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Troy Anthony Davis was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who've gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on Coles' behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in,which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who've done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. These people need to act as a delegation and go talk to Coles.

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or your fellow laureate, Jimmy Carter, and ask them to do these things? Coles' cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy's ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I'm sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

  109. @Corinne Johnston: why are you using all capital letters, which is the equivalent of shouting? Why have you wrongly stated my comments are directed only at you, when I've state they're toward everyone? And why have you avoided at every turn discussing the content of my comment. You seem like a government-paid provocateur. Nice – when a man's life is at stake.

    Until people of prominence get involved with Coles and intercede with the DA on his behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in, which is the last, best hope for Troy's release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one even offered to die in Troy's place, as you know, if you've been following Troy's case). If you (and everyone reading this blog) has signed petitions and sent faxes, what's one more to Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or Bishop Tutu, or the adore-mentioned UCC minister, whose name I've forgotten. In the time it took for you to needlessly excoriate me, you could have done that. I mean – really!

  110. The man was convicted by a jury of his peers which was reviewed by a federal judge. I do believe in capital punishment. If Mother Jones were publishing a fair piece the evidence against him would have been summarized. It was not. Standards of proof exist and the review process considered those required standards. If there is evidence supporting his innocence it should have been presented. I see an outpouring of support for letting him go free but no summary of evidence. I am reminded that Mother Jones is home to the bleeding heart liberals who do not seek a full review of evidence. All they need is Amnesty International to advocate for release and 65 readers post for release of the innocent man. Where is evidence of innocence?

  111. MY NAME IS THE ONLY ONE YOU HAVE USED IN YOUR POSTS.

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AI FOR FOURTEEN YEARS AND FOUGHT THE DEATH PENALTY AT EVERY TURN. I ALSO LIVE IN CANADA, A COUNTRY THAT HAS NO DEATH PENALTY AND WHOSE PEOPLE DON'T GIVE A DAMN WHAT GEORGIA DOES TO TROY DAVIS. I HAVE FOUGHT AN UPHILL BATTLE SINCE DAY ONE BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN HIS INNOCENCE. I AM NOT A GOVERNMENT WHATEVER – I'M NOT EVEN A REGISTERED CANADIAN CITIZEN SO THEREFORE I CANNOT GET INVOLVED IN GOVERNMENTAL ISSUES.

    I GIVE UP.

  112. SINCE YOU SEEM TO BE THE ONLY ONE WITH ANSWERS, YOU FIGHT IT ALONE.

    BY THE WAY, THE CAPITAL LETTERS ARE BECAUSE I AM GOING BLIND AND CAN SEE BETTER. SO SCREW OFF AN LEAVE ME ALONE.

  113. @Corinne Johnston: no – you are wrong. Until you began singling me out, my comments were to you "and all." check above.

    This is a forum for those who wish to help Troy, not a 'playground for those who want to bully others and self righteously flaunt their activism careers.

    You can send Bishop Tutu a letter from his website's .php (www.tutu.org), or a fax to him at (27) 21 525-1990, or an email to him at info@tutu.org. I beg of you – stop using this forum to bully me and start using it for good. My letter to Tutu appears below:

    By Fax:  27 (21) 525 1990
    and email: info@tutu.org

    Rt. Rev. Bishop Desmond Tutu
    Suite 62, Frazzitta Business Park
    Corner Freedom Way and Koeberg Road
    Milnerton, 7441
    South Africa 

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Bishop Tutu:  As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Troy Anthony Davis was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who've gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on Coles' behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in,which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who've done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. These people need to act as a delegation and go talk to Coles.

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or your fellow laureate, Jimmy Carter, and ask them to do these things? Coles' cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy's ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I'm sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

    Ashley Stearns

  114. @Corinne Johnston: no – you are wrong. Until you began singling me out, my comments were to you "and all." check above.

    This is a forum for those who wish to help Troy, not a 'playground for those who want to bully others and self righteously flaunt their activism careers.

    You can send Bishop Tutu a letter from his website's .php (www.tutu.org), or a fax to him at (27) 21 525-1990, or an email to him at info@tutu.org. I beg of you – stop using this forum to bully me and start using it for good. My letter to Tutu appears below:

    By Fax:  27 (21) 525 1990
    and email: info@tutu.org

    Rt. Rev. Bishop Desmond Tutu
    Suite 62, Frazzitta Business Park
    Corner Freedom Way and Koeberg Road
    Milnerton, 7441
    South Africa 

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Bishop Tutu:  As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Troy Anthony Davis was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who've gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on Coles' behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in,which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who've done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. These people need to act as a delegation and go talk to Coles.

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or your fellow laureate, Jimmy Carter, and ask them to do these things? Coles' cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy's ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I'm sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

    Ashley Stearns

  115. @Corinne Johnston: no – you are wrong. Until you began singling me out, my comments were to you "and all." check above.

    This is a forum for those who wish to help Troy, not a 'playground for those who want to bully others and self righteously flaunt their activism careers.

    You can send Bishop Tutu a letter from his website's .php (www.tutu.org), or a fax to him at (27) 21 525-1990, or an email to him at info@tutu.org. I beg of you – stop using this forum to bully me and start using it for good. My letter to Tutu appears below:

    By Fax:  27 (21) 525 1990
    and email: info@tutu.org

    Rt. Rev. Bishop Desmond Tutu
    Suite 62, Frazzitta Business Park
    Corner Freedom Way and Koeberg Road
    Milnerton, 7441
    South Africa 

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Bishop Tutu:  As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Troy Anthony Davis was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who've gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on Coles' behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in,which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who've done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. These people need to act as a delegation and go talk to Coles.

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or your fellow laureate, Jimmy Carter, and ask them to do these things? Coles' cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy's ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I'm sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

  116. @Corinne Johnston: no – you are wrong. Until you began singling me out, my comments were to you "and all." check above.

    This is a forum for those who wish to help Troy, not a 'playground for those who want to bully others and self righteously flaunt their activism careers.

    You can send Bishop Tutu a letter from his website's .php (www.tutu.org), or a fax to him at (27) 21 525-1990, or an email to him at info@tutu.org. I beg of you – stop using this forum to bully me and start using it for good. My letter to Tutu appears below:

    By Fax:  27 (21) 525 1990
    and email: info@tutu.org

    Rt. Rev. Bishop Desmond Tutu
    Suite 62, Frazzitta Business Park
    Corner Freedom Way and Koeberg Road
    Milnerton, 7441
    South Africa 

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Bishop Tutu:  As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Troy Anthony Davis was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who've gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on Coles' behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in,which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who've done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. These people need to act as a delegation and go talk to Coles.

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or your fellow laureate, Jimmy Carter, and ask them to do these things? Coles' cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy's ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I'm sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

  117. @Corinne Johnston: You didn't use all capital letters in your initial posts, above.

    Really! A man's LIFE is at stake. Please stop acting so petty and help him.

  118. @Corinne Johnston: why are you using all capital letters, which is the equivalent of shouting? Why have you wrongly stated my comments are directed only at you, when I’ve state they’re toward everyone? And why have you avoided at every turn discussing the content of my comment. You seem like a government-paid provocateur. Nice – when a man’s life is at stake.

    Until people of prominence get involved with Coles and intercede with the DA on his behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in, which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you know, if you’ve been following Troy’s case). If you (and everyone reading this blog) has signed petitions and sent faxes, what’s one more to Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or Bishop Tutu, or the adore-mentioned UCC minister, whose name I’ve forgotten. In the time it took for you to needlessly excoriate me, you could have done that. I mean – really!

  119. For Troy:

    Revelations
    3:8

    When God leads you to the edge of the
    cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2
    things will happen, either He'll catch you when
    you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! 'The
    power of one sentence! God is going to shift
    things around for you today and let things work
    in your favor. If you believe, send it. If you
    don't believe, delete it. God closes doors no
    man can open & God opens doors no man can
    close…

  120. The man was convicted by a jury of his peers which was reviewed by a federal judge. I do believe in capital punishment. If Mother Jones were publishing a fair piece the evidence against him would have been summarized. It was not. Standards of proof exist and the review process considered those required standards. If there is evidence supporting his innocence it should have been presented. I see an outpouring of support for letting him go free but no summary of evidence. I am reminded that Mother Jones is home to the bleeding heart liberals who do not seek a full review of evidence. All they need is Amnesty International to advocate for release and 65 readers post for release of the innocent man. Where is evidence of innocence?

  121. MY NAME IS THE ONLY ONE YOU HAVE USED IN YOUR POSTS.

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AI FOR FOURTEEN YEARS AND FOUGHT THE DEATH PENALTY AT EVERY TURN. I ALSO LIVE IN CANADA, A COUNTRY THAT HAS NO DEATH PENALTY AND WHOSE PEOPLE DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHAT GEORGIA DOES TO TROY DAVIS. I HAVE FOUGHT AN UPHILL BATTLE SINCE DAY ONE BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN HIS INNOCENCE. I AM NOT A GOVERNMENT WHATEVER – I’M NOT EVEN A REGISTERED CANADIAN CITIZEN SO THEREFORE I CANNOT GET INVOLVED IN GOVERNMENTAL ISSUES.

    I GIVE UP.

  122. SINCE YOU SEEM TO BE THE ONLY ONE WITH ANSWERS, YOU FIGHT IT ALONE.

    BY THE WAY, THE CAPITAL LETTERS ARE BECAUSE I AM GOING BLIND AND CAN SEE BETTER. SO SCREW OFF AN LEAVE ME ALONE.

  123. This case doesn't surprise me. It saddens me. I'm not American (and 90% of the time I say THANK GOD for that!) » No offence, its just these very reasons that have me saying "wtf" with the decision making process and consequences of the USA)

    As no 1 person is perfect, one would not assume that collcetively a group of ppl would be fool proof. I cannot fathom why it would take a system ,not just 20 yrs, but 20 yrs of proof on top of proof that leads to him being INNOCENT BEYOND reasonable doubt to set this man free. And it gets better! They deny every retrial request every and anything to reopen this case has been tossed out. Better yet!! Now they've decided to end the drama by admitting they ( a grp of imperfect ppl) may have made a wrong decision? (Which @ the time may have been a right decision based on the witnesses- which a reversal at this point wouldn't make them right or wrong but human and moral). Not at all! Let's end this by getting rid of him!

    I believe this death penalty is not so much abt "punishment for a crime" but a "let's end the commotion this "nobody" has caused and get on with our corrupted life in peace"

    The funny thing abt that is I lived in Atlanta for a short time and always swore that if ever I would for some reason choose to relocate to the states- ATL wud be it! Ahhmmm… Yea…not so much now. This is quite daunting.

    To Troy and his family and supporters – From the caribbean islands I pray for this man I've never met. I believe that you are innocent and not only ask for the penalty to be pulled but for your freedom for a chance at life! And make no mistake in whom I'm referring to when I say I "ask for …" I don't ask ppl for anything! The human race can be quite (evident here) disappointing. I ask of The Lord God that u see ur freedom! WHEN u r free- ensure u take a trip to Jamaica!

    *for ppl responding to Suzi- don't. Time wasted can never be regained. Acknowledging ignorance and arrogance is certainly time wasted.

    *to saores and corrine- stop the childish banter. I've read these posts from top to bottom and still can't identify where any1 would/should take offence to anything the other has said. You both have compelling thoughts…keep em coming. *

  124. @Corinne Johnston: no – you are wrong. Until you began singling me out, my comments were to you “and all.” check above.

    This is a forum for those who wish to help Troy, not a ‘playground for those who want to bully others and self righteously flaunt their activism careers.

    You can send Bishop Tutu a letter from his website’s .php (www.tutu.org), or a fax to him at (27) 21 525-1990, or an email to him at info@tutu.org. I beg of you – stop using this forum to bully me and start using it for good. My letter to Tutu appears below:

    By Fax:  27 (21) 525 1990
    and email: info@tutu.org

    Rt. Rev. Bishop Desmond Tutu
    Suite 62, Frazzitta Business Park
    Corner Freedom Way and Koeberg Road
    Milnerton, 7441
    South Africa 

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Bishop Tutu:  As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Troy Anthony Davis was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who’ve gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on Coles’ behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in,which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who’ve done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. These people need to act as a delegation and go talk to Coles.

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or your fellow laureate, Jimmy Carter, and ask them to do these things? Coles’ cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy’s ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I’m sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

    Ashley Stearns

  125. @Corinne Johnston: no – you are wrong. Until you began singling me out, my comments were to you “and all.” check above.

    This is a forum for those who wish to help Troy, not a ‘playground for those who want to bully others and self righteously flaunt their activism careers.

    You can send Bishop Tutu a letter from his website’s .php (www.tutu.org), or a fax to him at (27) 21 525-1990, or an email to him at info@tutu.org. I beg of you – stop using this forum to bully me and start using it for good. My letter to Tutu appears below:

    By Fax:  27 (21) 525 1990
    and email: info@tutu.org

    Rt. Rev. Bishop Desmond Tutu
    Suite 62, Frazzitta Business Park
    Corner Freedom Way and Koeberg Road
    Milnerton, 7441
    South Africa 

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Bishop Tutu:  As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Troy Anthony Davis was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who’ve gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on Coles’ behalf to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in,which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who’ve done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. These people need to act as a delegation and go talk to Coles.

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or your fellow laureate, Jimmy Carter, and ask them to do these things? Coles’ cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy’s ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I’m sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

  126. @Corinne Johnston: You didn’t use all capital letters in your initial posts, above.

    Really! A man’s LIFE is at stake. Please stop acting so petty and help him.

  127. After reading the articles, I believe there is enough evidence to put doubt into anyones mind. The police officers coerced the witnesses into saying Davis did it because he was there and they wanted someone to pay for killing their colleague, and probably because he is a black man. Georgia is not willing to admit they made a mistake and release him because they know a lawsuit would follow and I believe that, as horrible as it sounds, they would rather put an innocent man to death then to pay him for the time he spent behind bars. Also, there are only two witnesses who have not changed their stories, one of which is the other suspect…HELLO…of course he is not going to change his statement because he is probably the one that did do it. If you feel that Davis is innocent or at least deserves another chance to prove his innocence, there is a petition on change.org that will be given to the pardons board.

  128. I pray for Troy, his family and the rest of this country as we (the vast majority of the citizens of the United States) continue to remain oblivious to the gross miscarriages of justice carried out everyday in our courts. Justices Scalia and Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court dissented from a stay of a death sentence declaring, "This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is 'actually' innocent."

    Other conservatives on the Supreme Court have said that the execution of an innocent person does not violate the Constitution. In Herrera v. Collins, then Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote for the conservative majority that claims of innocence based on newly discovered evidence does not preclude an execution.

  129. For Troy:

    Revelations
    3:8

    When God leads you to the edge of the
    cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2
    things will happen, either He’ll catch you when
    you fall, or He’ll teach you how to fly! ‘The
    power of one sentence! God is going to shift
    things around for you today and let things work
    in your favor. If you believe, send it. If you
    don’t believe, delete it. God closes doors no
    man can open & God opens doors no man can
    close…

  130. IT SADDENS ME SO MUCH, THAT THERE ARE MANY MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN IN TROY DAVIS'S SHOES AND HAVE BEEN WRONGFULLY ACCUSED AND EXECUTED. MY BLESSINGS GO OUT TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY I CANT EVEN IMAGINE HOW HE FEELS RIGHT NOW…..I DONT HAVE THE EVIDNCE ON MY DESK AND I WASNT THERE BUT GOD HAS PUT IT ON MY HEART THAT HE IS INNOCENT……FREE TROY DAVIS!!!!

  131. This case doesn’t surprise me. It saddens me. I’m not American (and 90% of the time I say THANK GOD for that!) » No offence, its just these very reasons that have me saying “wtf” with the decision making process and consequences of the USA)

    As no 1 person is perfect, one would not assume that collcetively a group of ppl would be fool proof. I cannot fathom why it would take a system ,not just 20 yrs, but 20 yrs of proof on top of proof that leads to him being INNOCENT BEYOND reasonable doubt to set this man free. And it gets better! They deny every retrial request every and anything to reopen this case has been tossed out. Better yet!! Now they’ve decided to end the drama by admitting they ( a grp of imperfect ppl) may have made a wrong decision? (Which @ the time may have been a right decision based on the witnesses- which a reversal at this point wouldn’t make them right or wrong but human and moral). Not at all! Let’s end this by getting rid of him!

    I believe this death penalty is not so much abt “punishment for a crime” but a “let’s end the commotion this “nobody” has caused and get on with our corrupted life in peace”

    The funny thing abt that is I lived in Atlanta for a short time and always swore that if ever I would for some reason choose to relocate to the states- ATL wud be it! Ahhmmm… Yea…not so much now. This is quite daunting.

    To Troy and his family and supporters – From the caribbean islands I pray for this man I’ve never met. I believe that you are innocent and not only ask for the penalty to be pulled but for your freedom for a chance at life! And make no mistake in whom I’m referring to when I say I “ask for …” I don’t ask ppl for anything! The human race can be quite (evident here) disappointing. I ask of The Lord God that u see ur freedom! WHEN u r free- ensure u take a trip to Jamaica!

    *for ppl responding to Suzi- don’t. Time wasted can never be regained. Acknowledging ignorance and arrogance is certainly time wasted.

    *to saores and corrine- stop the childish banter. I’ve read these posts from top to bottom and still can’t identify where any1 would/should take offence to anything the other has said. You both have compelling thoughts…keep em coming. *

  132. After reading the articles, I believe there is enough evidence to put doubt into anyones mind. The police officers coerced the witnesses into saying Davis did it because he was there and they wanted someone to pay for killing their colleague, and probably because he is a black man. Georgia is not willing to admit they made a mistake and release him because they know a lawsuit would follow and I believe that, as horrible as it sounds, they would rather put an innocent man to death then to pay him for the time he spent behind bars. Also, there are only two witnesses who have not changed their stories, one of which is the other suspect…HELLO…of course he is not going to change his statement because he is probably the one that did do it. If you feel that Davis is innocent or at least deserves another chance to prove his innocence, there is a petition on change.org that will be given to the pardons board.

  133. This brings back some really bad memories for me. I was involved in a case from 1977 that a black man was convicted for killing a nun. I was young and overheard 2 men and a women talking about the nun that was murdered in the cemetary. They were not from the US by their accents and even the way they were dressed. Long story short…a man was arrested for this. He was proven to be retarded and he only confessed as he thought he was confessing to stealing sheets off a clothesline. There was other evidence about these 2 men and 1 woman that could have been involved. I was physically removed from the courtroom from testifying. At the time I overheard this, the nun had not been found. It was election time and it looked really good to convict a black man and convict him quickly, which is what happened. As I got to know the family, I tried to fight the system to make them listen. My life, my family's life was threatened if I continued doing this. I still did it. I was on TV (without face) and told my story. Unfortunately, he was executed….and innocent man in 1992. The Governor would not accept my call or anyone else for that matter. This man could not have done this. This man was a very small man and there were large trees cut and things that he wouldn't have been capable of doing. This will never leave me. I pray for you and this innocent man. Justice??? Where in the hell is it? I never believed in the system after that and never will. It's all politics. I'm a white woman…what would I have to gain from telling them my story. There is so much more to this story, but I just wanted to say that I will keep this in my prayers. Good luck….

  134. I pray for Troy, his family and the rest of this country as we (the vast majority of the citizens of the United States) continue to remain oblivious to the gross miscarriages of justice carried out everyday in our courts. Justices Scalia and Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court dissented from a stay of a death sentence declaring, “This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is ‘actually’ innocent.”

    Other conservatives on the Supreme Court have said that the execution of an innocent person does not violate the Constitution. In Herrera v. Collins, then Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote for the conservative majority that claims of innocence based on newly discovered evidence does not preclude an execution.

  135. Saoire,
    Are you trying to say that my entry is not valid? You don't back me up in my prayers for Troy? Who are you to negate anyone else's comments. How arrogant can you get?!!

  136. IT SADDENS ME SO MUCH, THAT THERE ARE MANY MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN IN TROY DAVIS’S SHOES AND HAVE BEEN WRONGFULLY ACCUSED AND EXECUTED. MY BLESSINGS GO OUT TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY I CANT EVEN IMAGINE HOW HE FEELS RIGHT NOW…..I DONT HAVE THE EVIDNCE ON MY DESK AND I WASNT THERE BUT GOD HAS PUT IT ON MY HEART THAT HE IS INNOCENT……FREE TROY DAVIS!!!!

  137. @Dan Pennings: no one but an agent provocateur can ascribe such species intent to the fact I conveyed in my comment. As you well know, I said nothing about whatever you choose to pray. You need help.

  138. This brings back some really bad memories for me. I was involved in a case from 1977 that a black man was convicted for killing a nun. I was young and overheard 2 men and a women talking about the nun that was murdered in the cemetary. They were not from the US by their accents and even the way they were dressed. Long story short…a man was arrested for this. He was proven to be retarded and he only confessed as he thought he was confessing to stealing sheets off a clothesline. There was other evidence about these 2 men and 1 woman that could have been involved. I was physically removed from the courtroom from testifying. At the time I overheard this, the nun had not been found. It was election time and it looked really good to convict a black man and convict him quickly, which is what happened. As I got to know the family, I tried to fight the system to make them listen. My life, my family’s life was threatened if I continued doing this. I still did it. I was on TV (without face) and told my story. Unfortunately, he was executed….and innocent man in 1992. The Governor would not accept my call or anyone else for that matter. This man could not have done this. This man was a very small man and there were large trees cut and things that he wouldn’t have been capable of doing. This will never leave me. I pray for you and this innocent man. Justice??? Where in the hell is it? I never believed in the system after that and never will. It’s all politics. I’m a white woman…what would I have to gain from telling them my story. There is so much more to this story, but I just wanted to say that I will keep this in my prayers. Good luck….

  139. @marywmn, Yes, what makes you think we don't? Let's not make this about anything else but what it is! Injustice!, and 2 wrongs don't make a right. This forum is not about abortion and God already settled that in the OT, when it speaks about if a pregnant woman's child is killed in the womb. So, next question!

  140. Saoire,
    Are you trying to say that my entry is not valid? You don’t back me up in my prayers for Troy? Who are you to negate anyone else’s comments. How arrogant can you get?!!

  141. @Dan Pennings: no one but an agent provocateur can ascribe such species intent to the fact I conveyed in my comment. As you well know, I said nothing about whatever you choose to pray. You need help.

  142. @marywmn, Yes, what makes you think we don’t? Let’s not make this about anything else but what it is! Injustice!, and 2 wrongs don’t make a right. This forum is not about abortion and God already settled that in the OT, when it speaks about if a pregnant woman’s child is killed in the womb. So, next question!

  143. Urgently necessary
    The judge must reconsider the punishment even to regret he did not become as there are witnesses in the case law the judge must re-examine and re-investigate the case for justice and not to kill the same against the evidence

  144. Urgently necessary
    The judge must reconsider the punishment even to regret he did not become as there are witnesses in the case law the judge must re-examine and re-investigate the case for justice and not to kill the same against the evidence

  145. I have signed the petition for Troy Davis. I am a black female, a mother, a sister, and I have sons. This of course is not the reason I signed the petition, my reason is because I do know that our justice system is flawed. If I read an article such as Troy's for any human being regardless of race where there is so much doubt, it would concern and draw my attention.

    I signed this petition because it could've been me, my friend, or my brother and I would do it for you as I hope you would do it for me.

    I am against the death penalty 100%. I am a person that believes if you commit and found guilty BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT of a crime so heinous that the only punishment fitting is death, that instead they should sentence you to solitary confinement for the rest of your natural life. No recreation time, tv, phone calls, visits, mail, just sitting in the cell day in and day out until you take your last breath.

    Is Troy Davis worthy of a punishment such as this or even death? By the evidence… ABSOLUTELY NOT!

  146. Based on the articles I've read and the evidence presented, Troy Davis is an innocent man and should be freed. Our justice system has been proven on many occassions to be anything but perfect and this is just another one of those times. Our justice system has wrongly punished before and there were a few falsely accused caught timely but a greater amount not so fortunate. Let's save Troy's life and punish the real person! Justice for Troy!

  147. Why can't he appeal his case to higher levels of courts? if he's innocent (or insufficient evidence, court/justice errors), i thought you're supposed to be able to appeal and appeal to higher level of courts so that no one entity the state of Georgia can't rear indominable power in such a set of circumstances. Maybe it's time to go federal??? i believe practically harder said than done, but I thought that was the consitutional structure.

  148. I heard the new on Tom Joyner Morning Show it touched my heart deeply so i texted and e-mailed all my friends and said lets be active lets save and innocent life…. much luv to the Davis family and especially to his sister i admire your dedication

  149. the devil has risen it's ugly head, and blacks you have bought a lot of this on your heads, because you forgot who is who, are you seeing them now the evil never left, it laid low for almost fifty years, now they are disrespecting us in our face, we had better speak up, we do have the lord on our side, die on your feet not on your knees!

  150. @Heidi Schecter: You are correct. But Troy has exhausted all his appeals. It took him 17 years just to get the evidentiary hearing he had in June, 2010, and that only happened because the Supreme Court ordered the 11th District Court in Savannah to have one. Because Troy had already been convicted, the "innocent-until-proven-guilty" rule didn't apply. His burden was to prove he was innocent at that point. Sounds like splitting hairs, but what it was supposed to have come down to was whether or not Judge Moore would accept any evidence that patently proved Troy innocent. He did not, basically re-writing civil procedure (Troy's legal team was supposed to show he could not have killed Officer MacPhail; Judge Moore said they should have proved someone else [Redd Coles, the state's key witness, who has confessed to the murder outside of court] committed the crime). The SCJ declined to become further involved at that point.

    In my mind, the last, best hope for Troy is if Coles confesses, but he's not likely to do that unless there is a plea deal for life without parole instead of the death penalty. This is the only way the DA's office can save face and do anything to help Troy (the DA is the only person, other than the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, that can ask a judge to do anything to help Troy – rescind the warrant for execution, parole him, pardon him, or all of the foregoing). I can't understand why any of these prominent ministers (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Marvin Morgan) haven't gone to Coles and pleaded with him to turn himself in; helping people find forgiveness through accepting responsibility for their actions and attoning for them is the main job of a Christian minister! I saw the very tail end of Al Sharpton speaking anout Troy last night, and I don't know if he said anything about working on a suchbavplea deal for Coles, but if you'd like to help persuade him, here's a letter you can send to the Carters, who are also Georgia natives and likely to be concerned about Georgia's rapidly growing bad reputation:

    September 12, 2011

    By Fax:  (404) 331-0283, (404) 420-5169

    Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Carter
    The Carter Center
    One Copenhill
    453 Freedom Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30307

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Carter:

    As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Georgia native, Troy Anthony Davis, was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who've gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on behalf of the actual murderer of Officer Mark MacPhail, Redd Coles, to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in, which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release and the only way the DA's office can save face. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, Rev. Marvin Morgan, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who've done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. Why can't those ministers who've been involved with Troy act as a delegation and go talk to Coles and DA Larry Chisolm?

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or the afore-mentioned UCC minister and ask them to do these things? Coles' cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy's ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I'm sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

  151. I'm not expert, but would it help to contact The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles?

    Here's the info I have:
    2 Martin Luther King Jr, Drive, SE
    Suite 458
    Balcony Level, East Tower
    Atlanta, GA. 30334-4909
    404.656.5651

    And double check that that's correct, please by http://www.ask.com

  152. I have signed the petition for Troy Davis. I am a black female, a mother, a sister, and I have sons. This of course is not the reason I signed the petition, my reason is because I do know that our justice system is flawed. If I read an article such as Troy’s for any human being regardless of race where there is so much doubt, it would concern and draw my attention.

    I signed this petition because it could’ve been me, my friend, or my brother and I would do it for you as I hope you would do it for me.

    I am against the death penalty 100%. I am a person that believes if you commit and found guilty BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT of a crime so heinous that the only punishment fitting is death, that instead they should sentence you to solitary confinement for the rest of your natural life. No recreation time, tv, phone calls, visits, mail, just sitting in the cell day in and day out until you take your last breath.

    Is Troy Davis worthy of a punishment such as this or even death? By the evidence… ABSOLUTELY NOT!

  153. I'm not expert, but would it help to contact The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles?

    Here's the info I have:
    2 Martin Luther King Jr, Drive, SE
    Suite 458
    Balcony Level, East Tower
    Atlanta, GA. 30334-4909
    404.656.5651

    And double check that that's correct, please by http://www.ask.com

  154. I'm not expert, but would it help to contact The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles?

    Here's the info I have:
    2 Martin Luther King Jr, Drive, SE
    Suite 458
    Balcony Level, East Tower
    Atlanta, GA. 30334-4909
    404.656.5651

    And double check that that's correct, please by http://www.ask.com

  155. State of Georgia Pardons & Paroles,

    It baffled me and others throughout the United States that TROY DAVIS is still in prison after 7 "so-called" witnesses recanted on their statements made, and your state has NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE tying this man to the crime in which he has been prosecuted and spent so many years behind bars for.

    It seems, within the police force (statewide), that there is that much more put on police officers lives, as if they were more important than any other living being. A large majority of the police force is corrupt, in which there are too many instances where they take their authority & use it to racially profile, find reason to arrest, beat, shoot and/or kill minorities. There is no lack of disregard for human life when it comes to homeless people neither.

    How can THE PEOPLE rely on this so-called justice system if there is NO JUSTICE???
    You wonder why our young 'BLACK & BROWN' youth say "Fu** the Police!!"….?
    Its because they have nowhere to run to, the MAN is too busy chasing, dehumanizing, prosecuting & ruining the lives of what our future is suppose to be.

    The state of GA made a mistake charging this man who is INNOCENT (Quick to prosecute when a police officer if killed- and haste follows w/ foul judgement)

    ******* PLEASE SPARE TROY DAVIS LIFE ***********

  156. Based on the articles I’ve read and the evidence presented, Troy Davis is an innocent man and should be freed. Our justice system has been proven on many occassions to be anything but perfect and this is just another one of those times. Our justice system has wrongly punished before and there were a few falsely accused caught timely but a greater amount not so fortunate. Let’s save Troy’s life and punish the real person! Justice for Troy!

  157. Why can’t he appeal his case to higher levels of courts? if he’s innocent (or insufficient evidence, court/justice errors), i thought you’re supposed to be able to appeal and appeal to higher level of courts so that no one entity the state of Georgia can’t rear indominable power in such a set of circumstances. Maybe it’s time to go federal??? i believe practically harder said than done, but I thought that was the consitutional structure.

  158. I heard the new on Tom Joyner Morning Show it touched my heart deeply so i texted and e-mailed all my friends and said lets be active lets save and innocent life…. much luv to the Davis family and especially to his sister i admire your dedication

  159. the devil has risen it’s ugly head, and blacks you have bought a lot of this on your heads, because you forgot who is who, are you seeing them now the evil never left, it laid low for almost fifty years, now they are disrespecting us in our face, we had better speak up, we do have the lord on our side, die on your feet not on your knees!

  160. @Heidi Schecter: You are correct. But Troy has exhausted all his appeals. It took him 17 years just to get the evidentiary hearing he had in June, 2010, and that only happened because the Supreme Court ordered the 11th District Court in Savannah to have one. Because Troy had already been convicted, the “innocent-until-proven-guilty” rule didn’t apply. His burden was to prove he was innocent at that point. Sounds like splitting hairs, but what it was supposed to have come down to was whether or not Judge Moore would accept any evidence that patently proved Troy innocent. He did not, basically re-writing civil procedure (Troy’s legal team was supposed to show he could not have killed Officer MacPhail; Judge Moore said they should have proved someone else [Redd Coles, the state's key witness, who has confessed to the murder outside of court] committed the crime). The SCJ declined to become further involved at that point.

    In my mind, the last, best hope for Troy is if Coles confesses, but he’s not likely to do that unless there is a plea deal for life without parole instead of the death penalty. This is the only way the DA’s office can save face and do anything to help Troy (the DA is the only person, other than the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, that can ask a judge to do anything to help Troy – rescind the warrant for execution, parole him, pardon him, or all of the foregoing). I can’t understand why any of these prominent ministers (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Marvin Morgan) haven’t gone to Coles and pleaded with him to turn himself in; helping people find forgiveness through accepting responsibility for their actions and attoning for them is the main job of a Christian minister! I saw the very tail end of Al Sharpton speaking anout Troy last night, and I don’t know if he said anything about working on a suchbavplea deal for Coles, but if you’d like to help persuade him, here’s a letter you can send to the Carters, who are also Georgia natives and likely to be concerned about Georgia’s rapidly growing bad reputation:

    September 12, 2011

    By Fax:  (404) 331-0283, (404) 420-5169

    Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Carter
    The Carter Center
    One Copenhill
    453 Freedom Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30307

    Re: URGENT – EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Carter:

    As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Georgia native, Troy Anthony Davis, was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st.  Until the people of prominence who’ve gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on behalf of the actual murderer of Officer Mark MacPhail, Redd Coles, to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in, which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release and the only way the DA’s office can save face. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, Rev. Marvin Morgan, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know).  I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who’ve done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. Why can’t those ministers who’ve been involved with Troy act as a delegation and go talk to Coles and DA Larry Chisolm?

    Please – will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or the afore-mentioned UCC minister and ask them to do these things? Coles’ cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy’s ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I’m sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would. 

    Thank you (for all you do).

    Yours most sincerely,

  161. The police force under Capitalism has the sole purpose of enforcing ruling class policy. The police force is allowed a free hand when it come to blacks, browns and working class people because they know we lack acess to the system through professional lawyers. For them it doesn't matter who pays the price as long as someone pays. In fact because Coles showed up at the police station with a lawyer and became a witness he was off the suspect list because of that. The once the police decided it was Troy they just needed the evidence to prove it. Unable to find any physical evendence they decided to bring in the usually suspects. Anybody whose arm they could twist into saying what they and a jury would want to hear. Why do you think most police interegations are not recorded on video tape especially ones invovling capital punishment? Of course if they were recorded than the would find a way to lose them or accidently erase them like President Nixon.
    If Troy were to walk out of prison tomorrow they would be unable to convict anyone else because any other lawyer would then ask how could you be certain "…" did it when before you were so certain that Troy did it
    Coles is unlikely to confess, or change his story and any one approaching him asking that he change his story would likely be accused of witness tampering which would only make things worse.
    As far as Troy receiving a settlement after release that is very unlikely and plays about zero role in his case. Go look at other people who have been released from death row and you will see that most receive abosolutely nothing. Why? because unless he can prove himself to be innocent not just not guilty he is unlikely to be able to seek damages.

  162. I’m not expert, but would it help to contact The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles?

    Here’s the info I have:
    2 Martin Luther King Jr, Drive, SE
    Suite 458
    Balcony Level, East Tower
    Atlanta, GA. 30334-4909
    404.656.5651

    And double check that that’s correct, please by http://www.ask.com

  163. State of Georgia Pardons & Paroles,

    It baffled me and others throughout the United States that TROY DAVIS is still in prison after 7 “so-called” witnesses recanted on their statements made, and your state has NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE tying this man to the crime in which he has been prosecuted and spent so many years behind bars for.

    It seems, within the police force (statewide), that there is that much more put on police officers lives, as if they were more important than any other living being. A large majority of the police force is corrupt, in which there are too many instances where they take their authority & use it to racially profile, find reason to arrest, beat, shoot and/or kill minorities. There is no lack of disregard for human life when it comes to homeless people neither.

    How can THE PEOPLE rely on this so-called justice system if there is NO JUSTICE???
    You wonder why our young ‘BLACK & BROWN’ youth say “Fu** the Police!!”….?
    Its because they have nowhere to run to, the MAN is too busy chasing, dehumanizing, prosecuting & ruining the lives of what our future is suppose to be.

    The state of GA made a mistake charging this man who is INNOCENT (Quick to prosecute when a police officer if killed- and haste follows w/ foul judgement)

    ******* PLEASE SPARE TROY DAVIS LIFE ***********

  164. It is only right to not execute a person if there is any doubt…this is too fishy that witnesses are recanting statements. There is injustice in our justice system.
    There is also hope for those that are innocent can be released from prison. Recently the West Memphis Three were released and one was on death row since 1994 the other were serving life sentences. Through determination, alot of work, faith and god bless public media, they were released.
    This man deserves an evidentuary hearing at the least. If you believe so then sign the petition, it will help. That is the least that you can do, tell everyone you know.
    If not, we have set ourselves up for the same type of persecution…next time it could be your family or someone you know. If it could happen to him then it could happen to you! Exercise your rights as an American and speak up…sign the petition today. This man deserves a hearing…sign before it is too late.

  165. The police force under Capitalism has the sole purpose of enforcing ruling class policy. The police force is allowed a free hand when it come to blacks, browns and working class people because they know we lack acess to the system through professional lawyers. For them it doesn’t matter who pays the price as long as someone pays. In fact because Coles showed up at the police station with a lawyer and became a witness he was off the suspect list because of that. The once the police decided it was Troy they just needed the evidence to prove it. Unable to find any physical evendence they decided to bring in the usually suspects. Anybody whose arm they could twist into saying what they and a jury would want to hear. Why do you think most police interegations are not recorded on video tape especially ones invovling capital punishment? Of course if they were recorded than the would find a way to lose them or accidently erase them like President Nixon.
    If Troy were to walk out of prison tomorrow they would be unable to convict anyone else because any other lawyer would then ask how could you be certain “…” did it when before you were so certain that Troy did it
    Coles is unlikely to confess, or change his story and any one approaching him asking that he change his story would likely be accused of witness tampering which would only make things worse.
    As far as Troy receiving a settlement after release that is very unlikely and plays about zero role in his case. Go look at other people who have been released from death row and you will see that most receive abosolutely nothing. Why? because unless he can prove himself to be innocent not just not guilty he is unlikely to be able to seek damages.

  166. It is only right to not execute a person if there is any doubt…this is too fishy that witnesses are recanting statements. There is injustice in our justice system.
    There is also hope for those that are innocent can be released from prison. Recently the West Memphis Three were released and one was on death row since 1994 the other were serving life sentences. Through determination, alot of work, faith and god bless public media, they were released.
    This man deserves an evidentuary hearing at the least. If you believe so then sign the petition, it will help. That is the least that you can do, tell everyone you know.
    If not, we have set ourselves up for the same type of persecution…next time it could be your family or someone you know. If it could happen to him then it could happen to you! Exercise your rights as an American and speak up…sign the petition today. This man deserves a hearing…sign before it is too late.

  167. If Davis is innocent why didn't he testify at the special hearing? Doesn't it seem odd that so many people would recant some of their original testimonies? Do you think these recantations may have been the result of pressure from those on the side of the defense? As far as pressure concerning the original testimonies do you believe the police and those conducting the original interviews or those who recanted (some of whom have lengthy criminal records)? What evidence is there to convict Coles? Davis, who admits to being at the murder scene, changed into Coles clothes shortly after the murder. Why did he do that? Why did he flee to Atlanta?

  168. Do the licsenced prosecution sense that thier rush to judgement defines a code of ethics.? It is after all, A regional court directive,not the law of the land. We must not favor the mob directives that try to add fuel to retribution. To prove you speak for justice,all the people must be heard.{vox populi] satisfaction is sought through process ,while.resoluteness is easy to express.

  169. Troy Davis has clearly been framed by corrupt cops who only want a notch on their guns. SEVEN witnesses say they were pressured to testify against him and the courts won't listen to them? This has become a murderous, vicious, fascist country!

  170. If Davis is innocent why didn’t he testify at the special hearing? Doesn’t it seem odd that so many people would recant some of their original testimonies? Do you think these recantations may have been the result of pressure from those on the side of the defense? As far as pressure concerning the original testimonies do you believe the police and those conducting the original interviews or those who recanted (some of whom have lengthy criminal records)? What evidence is there to convict Coles? Davis, who admits to being at the murder scene, changed into Coles clothes shortly after the murder. Why did he do that? Why did he flee to Atlanta?

  171. Today sept 14th, I very deeply start thinking of a positive issue to Troy's case. I do believe in Man's ability to take the noble decision in the final phase of a trial. International pressure is so strong: Let's make one step towards respect of life and good opinion of ourselves: Troy Davis; here in France the whole country thinks about you; and we'll be with you and support you till the final victory.

  172. Do the licsenced prosecution sense that thier rush to judgement defines a code of ethics.? It is after all, A regional court directive,not the law of the land. We must not favor the mob directives that try to add fuel to retribution. To prove you speak for justice,all the people must be heard.{vox populi] satisfaction is sought through process ,while.resoluteness is easy to express.

  173. Thank God that we are not judged because we did not testify. Ever been in a situation that no matter what you said people did not believe you??? We do not know why he did not testify, but that fact alone does not make him a guilty man. How could anyone believe that in this time in history that a defense team could intimidate 7 witnesses to recant…someone would have had them in court and suing them for their actions. History has shown many times of certain police officers took advantage of allowable interrogation techniques and coerced statements. That is not as common now but could happen.
    A new hearing would look at the charges and judge whether he will be granted a new trial to prove his innocence. Without the testimony of 7 of the 8 witnesses, the case against him will not hold water. There is no physical evidence. No one should be put to death in this country with no evidence against them. If you were wearing his shoes you too would want a new trial.
    The main point is that no matter what Troy has the right to present evidence that could prove him an innocent man….we all are guaranteed that right as American citizens. To tolerate any less than that is unconstitutional. No one should be denied their rights. That is why I believe and all American citizens should believe that Troy should not be denied his rights. To settle for less means we are making a compromise that no one would be able to live with. It would make our forefathers of this great land roll over in their graves and be ashamed.

    So email this to people you know, tell everyone you can, encourage signing of the petition….or else you could be the next one in Troy's shoes.

    I am proud to be an American, thankful for the rights I have….I will stand firm for my beliefs and for all Americans rights.

  174. You want me to sign a petition to free or commute the sentence of this person? You need to give me the facts of the case. How was he involved? Was it a robbery gone bad? A drug deal? Some other criminal act? What led to the death of the other person.
    If you want to keep him in prison for the remainder of his life, you pay for it. I dont want my taxes paying for prison terms that are for all intents and purposes a death sentence.
    You don't believe in death sentences? Identify yourselves and pay the bill to keep him alive, but don't expect me to pay even one cent of it.

  175. Troy Davis has clearly been framed by corrupt cops who only want a notch on their guns. SEVEN witnesses say they were pressured to testify against him and the courts won’t listen to them? This has become a murderous, vicious, fascist country!

  176. Today sept 14th, I very deeply start thinking of a positive issue to Troy’s case. I do believe in Man’s ability to take the noble decision in the final phase of a trial. International pressure is so strong: Let’s make one step towards respect of life and good opinion of ourselves: Troy Davis; here in France the whole country thinks about you; and we’ll be with you and support you till the final victory.

  177. Thank God that we are not judged because we did not testify. Ever been in a situation that no matter what you said people did not believe you??? We do not know why he did not testify, but that fact alone does not make him a guilty man. How could anyone believe that in this time in history that a defense team could intimidate 7 witnesses to recant…someone would have had them in court and suing them for their actions. History has shown many times of certain police officers took advantage of allowable interrogation techniques and coerced statements. That is not as common now but could happen.
    A new hearing would look at the charges and judge whether he will be granted a new trial to prove his innocence. Without the testimony of 7 of the 8 witnesses, the case against him will not hold water. There is no physical evidence. No one should be put to death in this country with no evidence against them. If you were wearing his shoes you too would want a new trial.
    The main point is that no matter what Troy has the right to present evidence that could prove him an innocent man….we all are guaranteed that right as American citizens. To tolerate any less than that is unconstitutional. No one should be denied their rights. That is why I believe and all American citizens should believe that Troy should not be denied his rights. To settle for less means we are making a compromise that no one would be able to live with. It would make our forefathers of this great land roll over in their graves and be ashamed.

    So email this to people you know, tell everyone you can, encourage signing of the petition….or else you could be the next one in Troy’s shoes.

    I am proud to be an American, thankful for the rights I have….I will stand firm for my beliefs and for all Americans rights.

  178. It seems that there is enough reasonable doubt about this mans guilt to warrant at least a stay of execution and also possibly a new trial.

    I don't know all of the facts, but I find it hard to believe that a court can accept 7 witnesses recanting their testimony and then go ahead ahead and follow through with an execution without looking into the case.

  179. You want me to sign a petition to free or commute the sentence of this person? You need to give me the facts of the case. How was he involved? Was it a robbery gone bad? A drug deal? Some other criminal act? What led to the death of the other person.
    If you want to keep him in prison for the remainder of his life, you pay for it. I dont want my taxes paying for prison terms that are for all intents and purposes a death sentence.
    You don’t believe in death sentences? Identify yourselves and pay the bill to keep him alive, but don’t expect me to pay even one cent of it.

  180. I they thought they could win a new trial they would have no trouble granting one. A new trial would consist of two witness's and seven saying they recanted their original testimony. Now do you think any jury with a modest amount of decency would convict let alone sentence him to death? So around this goes if they execute him most of the cops get what they want. I say most because its seems that former FBI head Judge Sessions has come out against this frame up. Sessions was brought in to help take the stink out of J Edgars political police force. Now to those say he is still guilty explain why the cops twisted so many arms for this trial? Many murders go unsolved. Sometimes a jury may just not believe threre is enough evidence. I have read of cases in Texas where the whole theory of the crime had to be changed but did the defendent get a new trial? No he got executed antway. There was one heart braking case where a man was executed because of junk science Cameron Tood Willington. Junk science said it was arson. After three real scientific investigations each one turns out there was no reason that a finding of arson could be sustained. But a jailhouse snitch, a professional shrink and junk science sent him to his death anyway.

  181. It seems that there is enough reasonable doubt about this mans guilt to warrant at least a stay of execution and also possibly a new trial.

    I don’t know all of the facts, but I find it hard to believe that a court can accept 7 witnesses recanting their testimony and then go ahead ahead and follow through with an execution without looking into the case.

  182. I they thought they could win a new trial they would have no trouble granting one. A new trial would consist of two witness’s and seven saying they recanted their original testimony. Now do you think any jury with a modest amount of decency would convict let alone sentence him to death? So around this goes if they execute him most of the cops get what they want. I say most because its seems that former FBI head Judge Sessions has come out against this frame up. Sessions was brought in to help take the stink out of J Edgars political police force. Now to those say he is still guilty explain why the cops twisted so many arms for this trial? Many murders go unsolved. Sometimes a jury may just not believe threre is enough evidence. I have read of cases in Texas where the whole theory of the crime had to be changed but did the defendent get a new trial? No he got executed antway. There was one heart braking case where a man was executed because of junk science Cameron Tood Willington. Junk science said it was arson. After three real scientific investigations each one turns out there was no reason that a finding of arson could be sustained. But a jailhouse snitch, a professional shrink and junk science sent him to his death anyway.

  183. He was probably involved in the crime. He was involved in too many circumstances surrounding it to be completely innocent but I don't think he's the killer. I just think he was there. But that being said, without any physical evidence tying him to it, how in the hell did he even end up in prison. This country is full of idiots. How the hell does a jury convict someone on contradictory eyewitness testimony alone. This happens way too often in this rediculous country. How the hell do we continue to call ourselves the land of the free with a smile on our face and the greatest country on earth when we incarcerate people without a lick of evidence and in higher numbers than any other country on the planet. We also kill more that all but 3 other countries. We aren't civilized at all.

  184. I just read the story. Just as with OJ Simpson case and the case of Casey Anthony, if the evidence is not solid, there is no reason for death or imprisonment. Casey Anthony's little girl from my understanding was family admitted that this girls car smelled like a dead body, she didn't immediately call the police, and also she had no solid story. Now if that's the case she should have been put under the jail. Althought no physical evidence was found, I would have said this woman was guilty. OJ same thing. Ok, here you have a man that says he didn't do it. Testimony now from witnesses that state they were forced by police to say it was Troy. As crooked and manipulative as the people and justice system is here in Georgia we can only speculate who else could have committed this crime since evidence and now verification from witnesses has changed.

  185. He was probably involved in the crime. He was involved in too many circumstances surrounding it to be completely innocent but I don’t think he’s the killer. I just think he was there. But that being said, without any physical evidence tying him to it, how in the hell did he even end up in prison. This country is full of idiots. How the hell does a jury convict someone on contradictory eyewitness testimony alone. This happens way too often in this rediculous country. How the hell do we continue to call ourselves the land of the free with a smile on our face and the greatest country on earth when we incarcerate people without a lick of evidence and in higher numbers than any other country on the planet. We also kill more that all but 3 other countries. We aren’t civilized at all.

  186. It is with great sadness in my heart that I write these few words to say how much I support Troy Davis and condemn the violent system that wants to put him to death when there is so much doubt. The Death Penalty is wrong in principle. It is an evil and outdated institution. Why is it being maintained in the USA of all places? The so called 'Land of the Free'.

  187. I just read the story. Just as with OJ Simpson case and the case of Casey Anthony, if the evidence is not solid, there is no reason for death or imprisonment. Casey Anthony’s little girl from my understanding was family admitted that this girls car smelled like a dead body, she didn’t immediately call the police, and also she had no solid story. Now if that’s the case she should have been put under the jail. Althought no physical evidence was found, I would have said this woman was guilty. OJ same thing. Ok, here you have a man that says he didn’t do it. Testimony now from witnesses that state they were forced by police to say it was Troy. As crooked and manipulative as the people and justice system is here in Georgia we can only speculate who else could have committed this crime since evidence and now verification from witnesses has changed.

  188. I have had the opportunity to meet Troy Davis when he was an inmate at an institution that I worked at. The man has a heart of gold and faith out of this world. I believe in my heart that this man is completely innocent. I myself has experienced a flawed justice system. The state of Ga just does not want to admit that they were wrong because if freed, Troy will want monetary payment. He has a lawsuit that could rack him in MILLIONS from the state of Ga. With so much at stake, why would they free an innocent man?? Ga by far has one of the worst justice systems that I have researched in my life. I hate this. There is no justice in this system at all. There are so many other inmates like Troy Davis who is innocent but since they cannot afford a decent lawyer, they just have to sit in prison. My heart goes out to Troy Davis and his family. Just know that a former correctional officer believes in your innocence and I hope that the unjust department of corrections officials get their just deserts. I hope that one day they are in the wrong place at the wrong time and gets accused of a crime that they did not commit. I hope that one of them lose their job for defending themselves in a domestic violence altercation. They are so high and mighty that they forget these things happen. God bless you Troy Davis. Stay strong and never forget that what god has for you, it is for you.

  189. if he was standing there when the officer was shot he is just as guilty as the other guy. every person in prison and jail is innocent and they all find Jesus in the jail house, then they leave him by the door when they get out. that way they can pick him up on the way back in. Dont start spewing off bible verses untill you read Romans 13, " the Gov. is sent to execute the wrath of God upon those who do evil"

  190. It is with great sadness in my heart that I write these few words to say how much I support Troy Davis and condemn the violent system that wants to put him to death when there is so much doubt. The Death Penalty is wrong in principle. It is an evil and outdated institution. Why is it being maintained in the USA of all places? The so called ‘Land of the Free’.

  191. At Jimbo,
    that's just it ,the government is sent to execute judgement of God, but what do you do with the evil government?! How is it that this so called "govt" of God finds away to execute harsher judgement on people of color as well as the poor, while the rich can pay their way out of trouble for the same or worse crimes? Please, we all could use some Lindsay Lohan justice. So yes, we can all spew bilbe verses. Unfortunately, justice is NOT blind when justice sees the hue of man!

  192. because "people of color" disproportionally commit crimes that warrant the death penality. look at the crime stats for violent crimes. Yea lindsay lohan got off easy. but so do "people of color" who are given probation after probation after probation, but wait, black is a color, brown is a color, yellow is a color and last time i checked white is a color also. yea i am from texas, white, brown, black, purple, green or blue. if your kill a police officer, more than one person or a child or elderly person you are probably toast.

  193. I have had the opportunity to meet Troy Davis when he was an inmate at an institution that I worked at. The man has a heart of gold and faith out of this world. I believe in my heart that this man is completely innocent. I myself has experienced a flawed justice system. The state of Ga just does not want to admit that they were wrong because if freed, Troy will want monetary payment. He has a lawsuit that could rack him in MILLIONS from the state of Ga. With so much at stake, why would they free an innocent man?? Ga by far has one of the worst justice systems that I have researched in my life. I hate this. There is no justice in this system at all. There are so many other inmates like Troy Davis who is innocent but since they cannot afford a decent lawyer, they just have to sit in prison. My heart goes out to Troy Davis and his family. Just know that a former correctional officer believes in your innocence and I hope that the unjust department of corrections officials get their just deserts. I hope that one day they are in the wrong place at the wrong time and gets accused of a crime that they did not commit. I hope that one of them lose their job for defending themselves in a domestic violence altercation. They are so high and mighty that they forget these things happen. God bless you Troy Davis. Stay strong and never forget that what god has for you, it is for you.

  194. if he was standing there when the officer was shot he is just as guilty as the other guy. every person in prison and jail is innocent and they all find Jesus in the jail house, then they leave him by the door when they get out. that way they can pick him up on the way back in. Dont start spewing off bible verses untill you read Romans 13, ” the Gov. is sent to execute the wrath of God upon those who do evil”

  195. At Jimbo,
    that’s just it ,the government is sent to execute judgement of God, but what do you do with the evil government?! How is it that this so called “govt” of God finds away to execute harsher judgement on people of color as well as the poor, while the rich can pay their way out of trouble for the same or worse crimes? Please, we all could use some Lindsay Lohan justice. So yes, we can all spew bilbe verses. Unfortunately, justice is NOT blind when justice sees the hue of man!

  196. because “people of color” disproportionally commit crimes that warrant the death penality. look at the crime stats for violent crimes. Yea lindsay lohan got off easy. but so do “people of color” who are given probation after probation after probation, but wait, black is a color, brown is a color, yellow is a color and last time i checked white is a color also. yea i am from texas, white, brown, black, purple, green or blue. if your kill a police officer, more than one person or a child or elderly person you are probably toast.

  197. The system is made to punish somebody for a crime even if your innocent. As long as somebody does the time seen it all before, just like the murder of the rhodes. Death penalty is not justice, it's retaliation!!!

  198. Responding to Alexandria above….

    Thank you for posting these powerful observations and for sharing your knowledge of Troy Davis.

    We can only hope that the Georgia authorities do not consider the dollar cost of justice to be so high that they needn't bother too much about the justice. The only thing that should matter is whether there is doubt as to Troy Davis's guilt…otherwise the justice system will be delivering anything but justice and will be unfit for purpose.

    Would those bloggers who favour the death penalty please remember that the execution of an innocent man weakens, not strengthens their case. And make no mistake about it – if Troy Davis is executed – the truth will come out just as surely as night follows day.

    The United States and my home country, the UK, wish to see a world free of evil and injustice. Each time we fail to uphold the best possible standards ourselves, our case is severely weakened.

    Today I travel to London for the Amnesty International rally at the US Embassy at 5pm UK time.

  199. The system is made to punish somebody for a crime even if your innocent. As long as somebody does the time seen it all before, just like the murder of the rhodes. Death penalty is not justice, it’s retaliation!!!

  200. I am so sad that Troy has had to FIGHT so hard to prove his innocence and it has fallen on deaf ears. I pray that the office of Pardons and Parole listen to our cries and pleas and commutes his sentence. Even though he is innocent, I would rather Troy serve life in prison than the death penalty. I pray that we can make a difference and HELP this innocent man! I have been following his case for the last 10 years (since college) and I am appalled at our justice system and sickened by the state of GA. Rally tonight Sept 9th meeting at woodruffs park and marching to ebenezer! Come out and let your voice be heard! Do not KILL Troy!

  201. Ill sign the petition, only because I believe he deserves at least a re trial. I dont see any actual facts concerning his case, except for comments and opinions posted all over. So since there is at least reasonable doubt, he deserves a new trial. And unless they find dna evidence against him on the evidence, assuming its been preserved properly, I hope he gets freed.

  202. Responding to Alexandria above….

    Thank you for posting these powerful observations and for sharing your knowledge of Troy Davis.

    We can only hope that the Georgia authorities do not consider the dollar cost of justice to be so high that they needn’t bother too much about the justice. The only thing that should matter is whether there is doubt as to Troy Davis’s guilt…otherwise the justice system will be delivering anything but justice and will be unfit for purpose.

    Would those bloggers who favour the death penalty please remember that the execution of an innocent man weakens, not strengthens their case. And make no mistake about it – if Troy Davis is executed – the truth will come out just as surely as night follows day.

    The United States and my home country, the UK, wish to see a world free of evil and injustice. Each time we fail to uphold the best possible standards ourselves, our case is severely weakened.

    Today I travel to London for the Amnesty International rally at the US Embassy at 5pm UK time.

  203. My heart is saddened by a culture of retribution, hate, stereotypes, and absolute power. But I still hope that the morality of humanity and words of the constitution that I hold so dear come alive; that honesty and integrity prevails, the surmountable doubt is acknowledged and that Troy Davis is exonerated. September 21 is the International Day of Peace; capital punishment, especially when unjust as in Mr. Troy Davis's case, is a crime against conscience and should not be how we honor the day or our constitution. Praying for our collective wake of conscience and freedom of Troy Davis.

  204. Jimbo next time your standing next to an illegally parked car should the meter maid write you a ticket?

  205. I am so sad that Troy has had to FIGHT so hard to prove his innocence and it has fallen on deaf ears. I pray that the office of Pardons and Parole listen to our cries and pleas and commutes his sentence. Even though he is innocent, I would rather Troy serve life in prison than the death penalty. I pray that we can make a difference and HELP this innocent man! I have been following his case for the last 10 years (since college) and I am appalled at our justice system and sickened by the state of GA. Rally tonight Sept 9th meeting at woodruffs park and marching to ebenezer! Come out and let your voice be heard! Do not KILL Troy!

  206. Justice must be served and Troy must be freed. How can we, in an age where we cancommunicate in seconds, where we can elect a black president not free a man that is apparently innocent. I am praying that this injustice is over turned and he will be released. I know we are talking about not executing him but we should also be discussing freeing him. I pray to see the day when he is freed

  207. The only way the DA's office can save face and do anything to help Troy is if Sylvester Coles turns himself in. Why Rev. Al Sharpton, or Rev. Jesse Jackson, or Rev. Marvin Morgan couldn't have gotten together and staged an intervention for Redd Coles to get him to surrender himself is beyond me. Moreover, if Rev. Jackson and Pres. Jimmy Carter can arrange hostage deals in foreign countries, surely they could have arranged a life-without-parole plea deal for Coles as incentive to get him to do this.  Isn't it one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to teach people the power of redemption by accepting responsibility for their mistakes and attoning for them?   I don't see any of the Christians posting on this site calling for this obvious ministry.  All that aside, what in the world does Coles think awaits him if the worst case scenario comes to pass and poor Troy pays the consequences for Coles' crime? Bet he'll wish he was in prison then – when the DA doesn't have to protect him any more. Won't somebody ask Rev. Al to get a group together to do this????? What's it cost anybody to do this? Can we sleep if what looks inevitable happens, knowing we didn't do everything we could to avert this impending disaster?

  208. I am not totally anti the death penalty- though given the justice system, I find it hard to trust that those so sentenced are guilty. The most obnoxious fact about pro death penalty propagandists is they ignore the facts- the death penalty does not discourage crime, murder included. States that have the death penalty have a higher murder rate, so, really, beyond all the moral arguments, where is the logic?
    However, the US justice system has flaws, and one of those flaws is around the admissability of new evidence- I am no expert on the details but I know it happens that a court cannot consider new evidence at certain stages in a case. When there is new evidence that contradicts that upon which a verdict was rendered, how can it not be considered? HOW is that justice?

  209. Ill sign the petition, only because I believe he deserves at least a re trial. I dont see any actual facts concerning his case, except for comments and opinions posted all over. So since there is at least reasonable doubt, he deserves a new trial. And unless they find dna evidence against him on the evidence, assuming its been preserved properly, I hope he gets freed.

  210. Hey Jimbo,
    Have you ever heard of the Fullerton Police Department? Why don't you google it and see what you find out and then talk about
    Roman 13!

  211. My heart is saddened by a culture of retribution, hate, stereotypes, and absolute power. But I still hope that the morality of humanity and words of the constitution that I hold so dear come alive; that honesty and integrity prevails, the surmountable doubt is acknowledged and that Troy Davis is exonerated. September 21 is the International Day of Peace; capital punishment, especially when unjust as in Mr. Troy Davis’s case, is a crime against conscience and should not be how we honor the day or our constitution. Praying for our collective wake of conscience and freedom of Troy Davis.

  212. Jimbo next time your standing next to an illegally parked car should the meter maid write you a ticket?

  213. Justice must be served and Troy must be freed. How can we, in an age where we cancommunicate in seconds, where we can elect a black president not free a man that is apparently innocent. I am praying that this injustice is over turned and he will be released. I know we are talking about not executing him but we should also be discussing freeing him. I pray to see the day when he is freed

  214. The only way the DA’s office can save face and do anything to help Troy is if Sylvester Coles turns himself in. Why Rev. Al Sharpton, or Rev. Jesse Jackson, or Rev. Marvin Morgan couldn’t have gotten together and staged an intervention for Redd Coles to get him to surrender himself is beyond me. Moreover, if Rev. Jackson and Pres. Jimmy Carter can arrange hostage deals in foreign countries, surely they could have arranged a life-without-parole plea deal for Coles as incentive to get him to do this.  Isn’t it one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to teach people the power of redemption by accepting responsibility for their mistakes and attoning for them?   I don’t see any of the Christians posting on this site calling for this obvious ministry.  All that aside, what in the world does Coles think awaits him if the worst case scenario comes to pass and poor Troy pays the consequences for Coles’ crime? Bet he’ll wish he was in prison then – when the DA doesn’t have to protect him any more. Won’t somebody ask Rev. Al to get a group together to do this????? What’s it cost anybody to do this? Can we sleep if what looks inevitable happens, knowing we didn’t do everything we could to avert this impending disaster?

  215. I am not totally anti the death penalty- though given the justice system, I find it hard to trust that those so sentenced are guilty. The most obnoxious fact about pro death penalty propagandists is they ignore the facts- the death penalty does not discourage crime, murder included. States that have the death penalty have a higher murder rate, so, really, beyond all the moral arguments, where is the logic?
    However, the US justice system has flaws, and one of those flaws is around the admissability of new evidence- I am no expert on the details but I know it happens that a court cannot consider new evidence at certain stages in a case. When there is new evidence that contradicts that upon which a verdict was rendered, how can it not be considered? HOW is that justice?

  216. Hey Jimbo,
    Have you ever heard of the Fullerton Police Department? Why don’t you google it and see what you find out and then talk about
    Roman 13!

  217. What is at stake here is justice itself. This is a case where the police engaged in tactics where by they built a case by twisting arms to get the testimony they wanted. It is a case where the police, district attorney, the Supreme Court and the justice system as a whole are saying we don't care who did this crime just as long as someone pays and we will do what ever it takes to see that through. It has nothing to do with god or the bible because we supposedly live under a secular government. I have no objection to those who want to pray or church figures lending their support. I do object to those who think the problem is that Red Coles should have or needs to confess. Just as much as I object to those who say well he probably did it so lets just let things take their course. No one should be placed in jeopardy of life and limb in which the overwhelming majority of the original eyewitness' then recant siting police misconduct. Why? Because the police will see this as a green light to just go ahead and continue using these methods. These are not the methods of a democracy but of a dictatorship. No one should have to defend themselves against police instigated perjury or manufactured evidence.

  218. I just read the Wikipedia article. It is clear that the police concentrated on Troy Davis right from the beginning based on the statement of Red Coles. They never did any independent investigation. Red Coles confessed to three witnesses. Most of the 'eye witnesses' have recanted and stated in an affidavit that they were coerced. 90% of the effort has been wasted in legal and procedural maneuverings, not in investigating the truth. What a tragic case of injustice!

  219. What is at stake here is justice itself. This is a case where the police engaged in tactics where by they built a case by twisting arms to get the testimony they wanted. It is a case where the police, district attorney, the Supreme Court and the justice system as a whole are saying we don’t care who did this crime just as long as someone pays and we will do what ever it takes to see that through. It has nothing to do with god or the bible because we supposedly live under a secular government. I have no objection to those who want to pray or church figures lending their support. I do object to those who think the problem is that Red Coles should have or needs to confess. Just as much as I object to those who say well he probably did it so lets just let things take their course. No one should be placed in jeopardy of life and limb in which the overwhelming majority of the original eyewitness’ then recant siting police misconduct. Why? Because the police will see this as a green light to just go ahead and continue using these methods. These are not the methods of a democracy but of a dictatorship. No one should have to defend themselves against police instigated perjury or manufactured evidence.

  220. man that's fucked up. I mean it's really all a bunch of hearsay and yeah it sucks that an officer lost his life but if you just point your finger at the first person that looks guilty you're a fucking moron.
    This man may be guilty he may not be….I thought everyone was innocent until proven guilty….maybe Race is an issue it always seems to be especially in the South….

  221. I just read the Wikipedia article. It is clear that the police concentrated on Troy Davis right from the beginning based on the statement of Red Coles. They never did any independent investigation. Red Coles confessed to three witnesses. Most of the ‘eye witnesses’ have recanted and stated in an affidavit that they were coerced. 90% of the effort has been wasted in legal and procedural maneuverings, not in investigating the truth. What a tragic case of injustice!

  222. Here's a Bianca Jagger quotation from the internet…

    'The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.'

    Bianca Jagger spoke to Amnesty supporters outside the US Embassy in London yesterday. She was wonderful, as were the Amnesty staff and other supporters who spoke.

  223. man that’s fucked up. I mean it’s really all a bunch of hearsay and yeah it sucks that an officer lost his life but if you just point your finger at the first person that looks guilty you’re a fucking moron.
    This man may be guilty he may not be….I thought everyone was innocent until proven guilty….maybe Race is an issue it always seems to be especially in the South….

  224. Here’s a Bianca Jagger quotation from the internet…

    ‘The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.’

    Bianca Jagger spoke to Amnesty supporters outside the US Embassy in London yesterday. She was wonderful, as were the Amnesty staff and other supporters who spoke.

  225. This monster NEEDS TO BE EXECUTED as he executed an innocent police officer……I would gladly pull the switch on this monster & killer….the hell with what Jimmy Carter and the freaking pope wants!!! KILL Him…he's beaten off the tax payers of Georgia long enough!!!

  226. This monster NEEDS TO BE EXECUTED as he executed an innocent police officer……I would gladly pull the switch on this monster & killer….the hell with what Jimmy Carter and the freaking pope wants!!! KILL Him…he’s beaten off the tax payers of Georgia long enough!!!

  227. Please, in the name of God – don't kill this man.
    whatever happened to 'reasonable doubt'?

  228. Please, in the name of God – don’t kill this man.
    whatever happened to ‘reasonable doubt’?

  229. lets all be as generous with the unborn. abortion will probably always be with us but any thinking person must realize that partial birth abortion is murder, plain and simple–i did sign the petition for troy davis-we should never put anyone to death when there is any chance of innocence-the unborn are completely innocent, i believe

  230. The evidence used was questionable witness testimony, not the evidence found through the corpus dilecti?? Georgia used to require such a thing (Corpus Dilecti), but it seems only the word of one or two will do now–if there is so much as a shred of doubt, both the Ga Constitution and the US Constitution require the commutation of sentence, if not the complete reversal and re-trial of the case. Otherwise, this will be a serious miscarriage of justice.

  231. lets all be as generous with the unborn. abortion will probably always be with us but any thinking person must realize that partial birth abortion is murder, plain and simple–i did sign the petition for troy davis-we should never put anyone to death when there is any chance of innocence-the unborn are completely innocent, i believe

  232. The evidence used was questionable witness testimony, not the evidence found through the corpus dilecti?? Georgia used to require such a thing (Corpus Dilecti), but it seems only the word of one or two will do now–if there is so much as a shred of doubt, both the Ga Constitution and the US Constitution require the commutation of sentence, if not the complete reversal and re-trial of the case. Otherwise, this will be a serious miscarriage of justice.

  233. I would have to say that the death penalty really scares people out of committing even the worst of all crimes but at the same time there are chances that the fugitive may be innocent but it's a chance ya gotta take. I do however have a hunch that Troy Davis is innocent and that the state of Georgia is acting on racism rather than reason and concealment rather than disclosure.

  234. Whatever is done now, will reflect on the dignity of the entire justice system and the entire world is watching. Don't let this be another nightmare for the members of the jury in this case because justice won't be served if another innocent man is sent to the gallows just to satisfy a clique who have failed in bringing the true culprits/culprit to book. This is the time to review all the existing evidence and come to a credible conclusion, otherwise all who participated in the farce won't be better than the original killer and a better court will be waiting for everyone when this realm we live in is over…..lets do the right thing free Troy Davis he is innocent and has suffered enough.

  235. Georgia is a state that is run by right wing extremists, this is reflected in it's laws, the way it runs it's justice system, and the way in which it is clearly covering up the acts of total corruption, that were forced upon jurors and witnesses in Troy's trial.

    Georgia operates on views and a legal system, which is completely outdated, more reminiscent of the 1920's that the current day.

    Georgia does not value life, in the eyes of corruption by the legal system, or the deep seated corruption embedded in it's law enforcements agencies, though decades of embedded corruption and hatred, running from the days of slavery in the 1800's, to the Ku Klux Klan of the beginning of the 1900's to the present day.

    Georgia has serious problems, and is in total denial. It’s governors and members of office are elderly people, whose views date from the 1920’s and have absolutely no relevance to the present day.

    These are views of total hatred, from the Ku Klux Klan, Neo Nazis and other right wing extremist organisations, and this renders them totally unfit to hold office or bare any relevance to this day whatsoever.

    These people should be in retirement homes, not running the state or it’s organisations, their views are outdated and completely irrelevant to this day.

    The current governor is against extending Medicaid to other people who are entitled to this right by President Obama. This is probably because the President is not white, and the State of Georgia and it’s people in office have a history of being right wing extremists and total racist bigots.

    If the governor and the people who govern the state of Georgia are to prove they are not racists or bigots, then they need to overturn Troy Davis’s death sentence and commute it to life without question, stop opposing Obama’s Medicaid, open up a totally transparent investigation into Troy Davis’s case, and the abuse by the Police, members of the so called justice system, and ensure the entire truth comes out at whatever cost, otherwise the State of Georgia is racist, bigoted, corrupt, covering things up, still right wing extremist, connected to the Ku Klux Klan and other right wing extremists.

    The State of Georgia make a complete admission of complete guilt in front of the entire world if they do not commute Troy Davis’s death sentence to life, and carry out a fully transparent investigation into Troy Davis’s case.

    The State of Georgia following commuting Tory Davis’s death sentence to life and carrying out a fully impartial transparent investigation, need to free Troy Davis, financially compensate him & his family, provide him full counselling to enable him to make a full emotional and psychological recovery, provide him with free accommodation for as long as he wishes to have it, clear his name fully without question in the media, provide him with protection from right wing extremists and anyone connected to corruption from the trial, confessions extracted from the Police, anyone from any state body, or is linked with it who has been involved in corruption linked to this case, including those who are trying to, or intend to cover things up, provide Troy with free educational courses of his choice so he can re-build his mind, and take a job or profession of his choice if he wishes to, and when he feels he is ready to. Troy & his family should be provided with FBI protection, and the option to have new identities, and be relocated within Georgia, or outside Georgia should they feel they wish for this. This is however, no excuse for any members of Georgia state bodies, anyone connected with corruption in this case, or any right wing extremists, or right wing extremist groups to be able to harass Troy & his family, or cause any distress to them at any level whatsoever.

    Troy should also be given free driving lessons, if he currently does not know how to drive, from driving instructors cleared by the FBI, so he has mobility, can get to where he wants to, quality of life, and can obtain employment he wants, when he is ready to at his own choice, to make up for what has happened to him, and all the missed years of life, spent in prison. He should also be provided with a car that has been cleared by the FBI, and provided with equipment that allows him to communicate with the FBI, should he feel in any danger.

    There must be a full FBI investigation of all Georgia State, law enforcement and justice bodies.

    If all these demands are not met, the State of Georgia is openly guilty, corrupt and covering up.

  236. Georgia is a state that is run by right wing extremists, this is reflected in it's laws, the way it runs it's justice system, and the way in which it is clearly covering up the acts of total corruption, that were forced upon jurors and witnesses in Troy's trial.

    Georgia operates on views and a legal system, which is completely outdated, more reminiscent of the 1920's that the current day.

    Georgia does not value life, in the eyes of corruption by the legal system, or the deep seated corruption embedded in it's law enforcements agencies, though decades of embedded corruption and hatred, running from the days of slavery in the 1800's, to the Ku Klux Klan of the beginning of the 1900's to the present day.

    Georgia has serious problems, and is in total denial. It’s governors and members of office are elderly people, whose views date from the 1920’s and have absolutely no relevance to the present day.

    These are views of total hatred, from the Ku Klux Klan, Neo Nazis and other right wing extremist organisations, and this renders them totally unfit to hold office or bare any relevance to this day whatsoever.

    These people should be in retirement homes, not running the state or it’s organisations, their views are outdated and completely irrelevant to this day.

    The current governor is against extending Medicaid to other people who are entitled to this right by President Obama. This is probably because the President is not white, and the State of Georgia and it’s people in office have a history of being right wing extremists and total racist bigots.

    If the governor and the people who govern the state of Georgia are to prove they are not racists or bigots, then they need to overturn Troy Davis’s death sentence and commute it to life without question, stop opposing Obama’s Medicaid, open up a totally transparent investigation into Troy Davis’s case, and the abuse by the Police, members of the so called justice system, and ensure the entire truth comes out at whatever cost, otherwise the State of Georgia is racist, bigoted, corrupt, covering things up, still right wing extremist, connected to the Ku Klux Klan and other right wing extremists.

    The State of Georgia make a complete admission of complete guilt in front of the entire world if they do not commute Troy Davis’s death sentence to life, and carry out a fully transparent investigation into Troy Davis’s case.

    The State of Georgia following commuting Tory Davis’s death sentence to life and carrying out a fully impartial transparent investigation, need to free Troy Davis, financially compensate him & his family, provide him full counselling to enable him to make a full emotional and psychological recovery, provide him with free accommodation for as long as he wishes to have it, clear his name fully without question in the media, provide him with protection from right wing extremists and anyone connected to corruption from the trial, confessions extracted from the Police, anyone from any state body, or is linked with it who has been involved in corruption linked to this case, including those who are trying to, or intend to cover things up.

    They must provide Troy with free educational courses of his choice so he can re-build his mind, and take a job or profession of his choice if he wishes to, and when he feels he is ready to. Troy & his family should be provided with FBI protection, and the option to have new identities, and be relocated within Georgia, or outside Georgia should they feel they wish for this. This is however, no excuse for any members of Georgia state bodies, anyone connected with corruption in this case, or any right wing extremists, or right wing extremist groups to be able to harass Troy & his family, or cause any distress to them at any level whatsoever.

    Troy should also be given free driving lessons, if he currently does not know how to drive, from driving instructors cleared by the FBI, so he has mobility, can get to where he wants to, quality of life, and can obtain employment he wants, when he is ready to at his own choice, to make up for what has happened to him, and all the missed years of life, spent in prison. He should also be provided with a car that has been cleared by the FBI, and provided with equipment that allows him to communicate with the FBI, should he feel in any danger.

    There must be a full FBI investigation of all Georgia State, law enforcement and justice bodies.

    If all these demands are not met, the State of Georgia is openly guilty, corrupt and covering up.

  237. I would have to say that the death penalty really scares people out of committing even the worst of all crimes but at the same time there are chances that the fugitive may be innocent but it’s a chance ya gotta take. I do however have a hunch that Troy Davis is innocent and that the state of Georgia is acting on racism rather than reason and concealment rather than disclosure.

  238. PLEASE…I AM OPEN FOR ANY COMMENTS/FOLLOW-UPS TO MY STRONG THOUGHTS/OPINIONS BELOW–PLEASE DO READ MY ENTIRE PIECE/BIT OF THOUGHTS/OPINIONS I HAVE PROVIDED, IN REGARDS TO THE SCHEDULED EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS.
    I DO HOPE TROY DAVIS WILL RECEIVE CLEMENCY [ONCE AGAIN], THUS REQUIRING THE COMMUTE OF HIS SCHEDULED EXECUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AS EVERYONE/MANY PEOPLE SAY AND IS/ARE RIGHT ABOUT:
    "TROY DAVIS IS GUILTY FOR/OF A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT!!!!!!!"
    THAT BEING SAID, IN MY OPINION OF COURSE, THE GENTLEMAN MUST/NEEDS TO BE PARDONED AT ONCE–THE MAN MAY BE/IS INNOCENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE…LET THIS BE A CASE SIMILAR TO THE "WEST MEMPHIS THREE–"THE THREE MEN WERE FINALLY SET FREE, RECENTLY THIS YEAR, AFTER THE POLICE/WHOEVER/PROSECUTOR(S) HAD NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE CONNECTING THEM TO THE HORRIFIC, SADDENING CRIME–ONLY WITNESSES OF THAT CASE TESTIFIED/SAID THE THREE BOYS [AT THE TIME THE CRIME WAS COMMITTED, THE 3 PEOPLE WERE YOUNG, NOW THEY ARE ADULTS/MEN] WERE GUILTY!!!! AND YES…THE "WEST MEMPHIS THREE" CASE IS APPLICABLE TO THIS CASE, REGARDING TROY DAVIS'S LIFE–NO PHYSICAL, AND/OR [IS] LACKING EVIDENCE–ONLY WITNESS TESTIMONIES AND RECANTS!!!!!!!

    NOW…ASK YOURSELVES…IF THIS HAPPENED IN THE "WEST MEMPHIS THREE' CASE, SOME 10-20 OR SO YEARS AGO, COULDN'T THIS HAPPEN IN THE CASE OF TROY DAVIS?!…ABSOLUTELY, TROY DAVIS COULD HAVE HIS "DEATH SENTENCE" "COMMUTED" AND POSSIBLY BE A FREE MAN!!!!!! SO PLEASE…WE [OUR NATION] FREED THE "WEST MEMPHIS THREE…" WHY DON'T WE FREE TROY DAVIS TOO?! ESPECIALLY SINCE THESE TWO CASES ARE SO SIMILAR, ASIDE FROM BEING IN SEPARATE STATES, OF COURSE!!!! THERE ARE A TON OF THINGS IN OUR NATION THAT ARE CORRUPT : LAWS/RULES, COURTS, ETCETERA–THIS IS ALL OBVIOUS–I'M JUST REITERATING THIS!!!!!! THIS SAVANNAH GEORGIA COURT, OR WHOEVER [SUPREME COURT, Georgia's Board of Pardons & Paroles, ETCETERA]…IS ALL A HUGE LOAD OF CORRUPTION–[SOME] CRIMES/LAWS ARE NOT JUSTIFIED RIGHTFULLY AS THEY SHOULD BE [WHAT WE BELIEVE IS RIGHT, AS PEOPLE/HUMANS].

    THE CASE OF TROY DAVIS IS A FANTASTIC EXAMPLE OF THIS KIND OF CORRUPTION–THIS MAN SHOULD BE FREED, IF POSSIBLE, BUT NOT…
    UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AT ALL…BE EXECUTED/PUT TO DEATH–THIS KIND OF INHUMANE KILLING, ESPECIALLY SINCE THIS MAN MAY BE/IS INNOCENT, IS UNACCEPTABLE BY ANY COURT OF JUSTICE/ANY SYSTEM OF JUSTICE IN THIS NATION, AND EXTREMELY, INDEED DOES GO AGAINST ALL [PEOPLES] BELIEFS OF HUMANITY!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE…Georgia's Board of Pardons & Paroles…BE HUMANE…DO NOT KILL AN INNOCENT MAN…IN REFERENCE TO…TROY DAVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOW…IF the Georgia Board of Pardons & Paroles, in the state of Georgia, carries out this Execution of this so-believed innocent man…due to LACKING HARD PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, then that just proves their [Georgia's Board of Pardons & Paroles] decision is an absolute PERFECT Example of CORRUPTION…along with their own system!!!!!! I BELIEVE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION PLAYS A FACTOR IN THIS DECISION BY THE GEORGIA BOARD–THE MAN MAY BE BLACK, BUT HE [TROY DAVIS] DESERVES ANY EQUAL AND FAIR TREATMENT AS ANY OTHER PERSON WOULD!!I THIS MAN DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED BY "DEATH–"A LIFE SENTENCE WOULD BE MORE THAN ENOUGH PUNISHMENT, BUT NO PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE INDEED FAIR…CONSIDERING THE MAN HAS ALREADY SERVED AT LEAST 20 YEARS IN PRISON, BEHIND BARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOW…IN REGARDS TO Georgia's Board of Pardons & Paroles…PLEASE SPARE AN INNOCENT MAN, TROY DAVIS–ONE WHO IS INNOCENT DOES NOT DESERVE TO DIE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY HAVE NO, OR VERY LITTLE EVIDENCE CONVICTING THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE…SAVE TROY DAVIS, AN INNOCENT MAN, DUE TO DIE VERY SOON [September 21st, 2011 [Wednesday], from EXECUTION, BY LETHAL INJECTION!!!!! I DO HOPE PEOPLE WILL DO AND SAY EVERYTHING THEY CAN, IN REGARDS TO THE TERRIBLE DECISION TO EXECUTE AN INNOCENT MAN,
    TROY DAVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GOD [PLEASE] BLESS THIS MAN, AND HIS SUPPORTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  239. If Jimmy Carter…and the dumb ass Pope is for it….then I'm against it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IU say kill him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  240. There must be members of the the Georgia state system, it's institutions, it's judicial system and law enforcement system who have physchological/mental health problems, for somthing like this to be allowed to happen, where abuse of such a severe level happens to a man like Troy Davis.

    I can see this as nothing other than being completely irrational.

    I question the mental health of those who have been involved in the corruption, that has lead to this poor man suffering such abuse. This abuse is clearly irrational behaviour, and needs to be looked into.

  241. This sentence imposed on Troy Davis is the result of a bigoted outdated justice system stuck in the 1920's, that has no relevance to today.

  242. Whatever is done now, will reflect on the dignity of the entire justice system and the entire world is watching. Don’t let this be another nightmare for the members of the jury in this case because justice won’t be served if another innocent man is sent to the gallows just to satisfy a clique who have failed in bringing the true culprits/culprit to book. This is the time to review all the existing evidence and come to a credible conclusion, otherwise all who participated in the farce won’t be better than the original killer and a better court will be waiting for everyone when this realm we live in is over…..lets do the right thing free Troy Davis he is innocent and has suffered enough.

  243. Georgia is a state that is run by right wing extremists, this is reflected in it’s laws, the way it runs it’s justice system, and the way in which it is clearly covering up the acts of total corruption, that were forced upon jurors and witnesses in Troy’s trial.

    Georgia operates on views and a legal system, which is completely outdated, more reminiscent of the 1920′s that the current day.

    Georgia does not value life, in the eyes of corruption by the legal system, or the deep seated corruption embedded in it’s law enforcements agencies, though decades of embedded corruption and hatred, running from the days of slavery in the 1800′s, to the Ku Klux Klan of the beginning of the 1900′s to the present day.

    Georgia has serious problems, and is in total denial. It’s governors and members of office are elderly people, whose views date from the 1920’s and have absolutely no relevance to the present day.

    These are views of total hatred, from the Ku Klux Klan, Neo Nazis and other right wing extremist organisations, and this renders them totally unfit to hold office or bare any relevance to this day whatsoever.

    These people should be in retirement homes, not running the state or it’s organisations, their views are outdated and completely irrelevant to this day.

    The current governor is against extending Medicaid to other people who are entitled to this right by President Obama. This is probably because the President is not white, and the State of Georgia and it’s people in office have a history of being right wing extremists and total racist bigots.

    If the governor and the people who govern the state of Georgia are to prove they are not racists or bigots, then they need to overturn Troy Davis’s death sentence and commute it to life without question, stop opposing Obama’s Medicaid, open up a totally transparent investigation into Troy Davis’s case, and the abuse by the Police, members of the so called justice system, and ensure the entire truth comes out at whatever cost, otherwise the State of Georgia is racist, bigoted, corrupt, covering things up, still right wing extremist, connected to the Ku Klux Klan and other right wing extremists.

    The State of Georgia make a complete admission of complete guilt in front of the entire world if they do not commute Troy Davis’s death sentence to life, and carry out a fully transparent investigation into Troy Davis’s case.

    The State of Georgia following commuting Tory Davis’s death sentence to life and carrying out a fully impartial transparent investigation, need to free Troy Davis, financially compensate him & his family, provide him full counselling to enable him to make a full emotional and psychological recovery, provide him with free accommodation for as long as he wishes to have it, clear his name fully without question in the media, provide him with protection from right wing extremists and anyone connected to corruption from the trial, confessions extracted from the Police, anyone from any state body, or is linked with it who has been involved in corruption linked to this case, including those who are trying to, or intend to cover things up, provide Troy with free educational courses of his choice so he can re-build his mind, and take a job or profession of his choice if he wishes to, and when he feels he is ready to. Troy & his family should be provided with FBI protection, and the option to have new identities, and be relocated within Georgia, or outside Georgia should they feel they wish for this. This is however, no excuse for any members of Georgia state bodies, anyone connected with corruption in this case, or any right wing extremists, or right wing extremist groups to be able to harass Troy & his family, or cause any distress to them at any level whatsoever.

    Troy should also be given free driving lessons, if he currently does not know how to drive, from driving instructors cleared by the FBI, so he has mobility, can get to where he wants to, quality of life, and can obtain employment he wants, when he is ready to at his own choice, to make up for what has happened to him, and all the missed years of life, spent in prison. He should also be provided with a car that has been cleared by the FBI, and provided with equipment that allows him to communicate with the FBI, should he feel in any danger.

    There must be a full FBI investigation of all Georgia State, law enforcement and justice bodies.

    If all these demands are not met, the State of Georgia is openly guilty, corrupt and covering up.

  244. Georgia is a state that is run by right wing extremists, this is reflected in it’s laws, the way it runs it’s justice system, and the way in which it is clearly covering up the acts of total corruption, that were forced upon jurors and witnesses in Troy’s trial.

    Georgia operates on views and a legal system, which is completely outdated, more reminiscent of the 1920′s that the current day.

    Georgia does not value life, in the eyes of corruption by the legal system, or the deep seated corruption embedded in it’s law enforcements agencies, though decades of embedded corruption and hatred, running from the days of slavery in the 1800′s, to the Ku Klux Klan of the beginning of the 1900′s to the present day.

    Georgia has serious problems, and is in total denial. It’s governors and members of office are elderly people, whose views date from the 1920’s and have absolutely no relevance to the present day.

    These are views of total hatred, from the Ku Klux Klan, Neo Nazis and other right wing extremist organisations, and this renders them totally unfit to hold office or bare any relevance to this day whatsoever.

    These people should be in retirement homes, not running the state or it’s organisations, their views are outdated and completely irrelevant to this day.

    The current governor is against extending Medicaid to other people who are entitled to this right by President Obama. This is probably because the President is not white, and the State of Georgia and it’s people in office have a history of being right wing extremists and total racist bigots.

    If the governor and the people who govern the state of Georgia are to prove they are not racists or bigots, then they need to overturn Troy Davis’s death sentence and commute it to life without question, stop opposing Obama’s Medicaid, open up a totally transparent investigation into Troy Davis’s case, and the abuse by the Police, members of the so called justice system, and ensure the entire truth comes out at whatever cost, otherwise the State of Georgia is racist, bigoted, corrupt, covering things up, still right wing extremist, connected to the Ku Klux Klan and other right wing extremists.

    The State of Georgia make a complete admission of complete guilt in front of the entire world if they do not commute Troy Davis’s death sentence to life, and carry out a fully transparent investigation into Troy Davis’s case.

    The State of Georgia following commuting Tory Davis’s death sentence to life and carrying out a fully impartial transparent investigation, need to free Troy Davis, financially compensate him & his family, provide him full counselling to enable him to make a full emotional and psychological recovery, provide him with free accommodation for as long as he wishes to have it, clear his name fully without question in the media, provide him with protection from right wing extremists and anyone connected to corruption from the trial, confessions extracted from the Police, anyone from any state body, or is linked with it who has been involved in corruption linked to this case, including those who are trying to, or intend to cover things up.

    They must provide Troy with free educational courses of his choice so he can re-build his mind, and take a job or profession of his choice if he wishes to, and when he feels he is ready to. Troy & his family should be provided with FBI protection, and the option to have new identities, and be relocated within Georgia, or outside Georgia should they feel they wish for this. This is however, no excuse for any members of Georgia state bodies, anyone connected with corruption in this case, or any right wing extremists, or right wing extremist groups to be able to harass Troy & his family, or cause any distress to them at any level whatsoever.

    Troy should also be given free driving lessons, if he currently does not know how to drive, from driving instructors cleared by the FBI, so he has mobility, can get to where he wants to, quality of life, and can obtain employment he wants, when he is ready to at his own choice, to make up for what has happened to him, and all the missed years of life, spent in prison. He should also be provided with a car that has been cleared by the FBI, and provided with equipment that allows him to communicate with the FBI, should he feel in any danger.

    There must be a full FBI investigation of all Georgia State, law enforcement and justice bodies.

    If all these demands are not met, the State of Georgia is openly guilty, corrupt and covering up.

  245. I agree with your last six (6) comments, 100%, Kavan Hawker. You're right.
    Everything in this case, regarding Troy Davis, is a load of "CORRUPTION" and IRRATIONALITY–at least in my opinion(s). Troy Davis should and needs to receive clemency, aside from all of this obvious corruption at hand/stake.

  246. PLEASE…I AM OPEN FOR ANY COMMENTS/FOLLOW-UPS TO MY STRONG THOUGHTS/OPINIONS BELOW–PLEASE DO READ MY ENTIRE PIECE/BIT OF THOUGHTS/OPINIONS I HAVE PROVIDED, IN REGARDS TO THE SCHEDULED EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS.
    I DO HOPE TROY DAVIS WILL RECEIVE CLEMENCY [ONCE AGAIN], THUS REQUIRING THE COMMUTE OF HIS SCHEDULED EXECUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AS EVERYONE/MANY PEOPLE SAY AND IS/ARE RIGHT ABOUT:
    “TROY DAVIS IS GUILTY FOR/OF A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT!!!!!!!”
    THAT BEING SAID, IN MY OPINION OF COURSE, THE GENTLEMAN MUST/NEEDS TO BE PARDONED AT ONCE–THE MAN MAY BE/IS INNOCENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE…LET THIS BE A CASE SIMILAR TO THE “WEST MEMPHIS THREE–”THE THREE MEN WERE FINALLY SET FREE, RECENTLY THIS YEAR, AFTER THE POLICE/WHOEVER/PROSECUTOR(S) HAD NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE CONNECTING THEM TO THE HORRIFIC, SADDENING CRIME–ONLY WITNESSES OF THAT CASE TESTIFIED/SAID THE THREE BOYS [AT THE TIME THE CRIME WAS COMMITTED, THE 3 PEOPLE WERE YOUNG, NOW THEY ARE ADULTS/MEN] WERE GUILTY!!!! AND YES…THE “WEST MEMPHIS THREE” CASE IS APPLICABLE TO THIS CASE, REGARDING TROY DAVIS’S LIFE–NO PHYSICAL, AND/OR [IS] LACKING EVIDENCE–ONLY WITNESS TESTIMONIES AND RECANTS!!!!!!!

    NOW…ASK YOURSELVES…IF THIS HAPPENED IN THE “WEST MEMPHIS THREE’ CASE, SOME 10-20 OR SO YEARS AGO, COULDN’T THIS HAPPEN IN THE CASE OF TROY DAVIS?!…ABSOLUTELY, TROY DAVIS COULD HAVE HIS “DEATH SENTENCE” “COMMUTED” AND POSSIBLY BE A FREE MAN!!!!!! SO PLEASE…WE [OUR NATION] FREED THE “WEST MEMPHIS THREE…” WHY DON’T WE FREE TROY DAVIS TOO?! ESPECIALLY SINCE THESE TWO CASES ARE SO SIMILAR, ASIDE FROM BEING IN SEPARATE STATES, OF COURSE!!!! THERE ARE A TON OF THINGS IN OUR NATION THAT ARE CORRUPT : LAWS/RULES, COURTS, ETCETERA–THIS IS ALL OBVIOUS–I’M JUST REITERATING THIS!!!!!! THIS SAVANNAH GEORGIA COURT, OR WHOEVER [SUPREME COURT, Georgia's Board of Pardons & Paroles, ETCETERA]…IS ALL A HUGE LOAD OF CORRUPTION–[SOME] CRIMES/LAWS ARE NOT JUSTIFIED RIGHTFULLY AS THEY SHOULD BE [WHAT WE BELIEVE IS RIGHT, AS PEOPLE/HUMANS].

    THE CASE OF TROY DAVIS IS A FANTASTIC EXAMPLE OF THIS KIND OF CORRUPTION–THIS MAN SHOULD BE FREED, IF POSSIBLE, BUT NOT…
    UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AT ALL…BE EXECUTED/PUT TO DEATH–THIS KIND OF INHUMANE KILLING, ESPECIALLY SINCE THIS MAN MAY BE/IS INNOCENT, IS UNACCEPTABLE BY ANY COURT OF JUSTICE/ANY SYSTEM OF JUSTICE IN THIS NATION, AND EXTREMELY, INDEED DOES GO AGAINST ALL [PEOPLES] BELIEFS OF HUMANITY!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE…Georgia’s Board of Pardons & Paroles…BE HUMANE…DO NOT KILL AN INNOCENT MAN…IN REFERENCE TO…TROY DAVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOW…IF the Georgia Board of Pardons & Paroles, in the state of Georgia, carries out this Execution of this so-believed innocent man…due to LACKING HARD PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, then that just proves their [Georgia's Board of Pardons & Paroles] decision is an absolute PERFECT Example of CORRUPTION…along with their own system!!!!!! I BELIEVE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION PLAYS A FACTOR IN THIS DECISION BY THE GEORGIA BOARD–THE MAN MAY BE BLACK, BUT HE [TROY DAVIS] DESERVES ANY EQUAL AND FAIR TREATMENT AS ANY OTHER PERSON WOULD!!I THIS MAN DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED BY “DEATH–”A LIFE SENTENCE WOULD BE MORE THAN ENOUGH PUNISHMENT, BUT NO PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE INDEED FAIR…CONSIDERING THE MAN HAS ALREADY SERVED AT LEAST 20 YEARS IN PRISON, BEHIND BARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOW…IN REGARDS TO Georgia’s Board of Pardons & Paroles…PLEASE SPARE AN INNOCENT MAN, TROY DAVIS–ONE WHO IS INNOCENT DOES NOT DESERVE TO DIE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY HAVE NO, OR VERY LITTLE EVIDENCE CONVICTING THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE…SAVE TROY DAVIS, AN INNOCENT MAN, DUE TO DIE VERY SOON [September 21st, 2011 [Wednesday], from EXECUTION, BY LETHAL INJECTION!!!!! I DO HOPE PEOPLE WILL DO AND SAY EVERYTHING THEY CAN, IN REGARDS TO THE TERRIBLE DECISION TO EXECUTE AN INNOCENT MAN,
    TROY DAVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GOD [PLEASE] BLESS THIS MAN, AND HIS SUPPORTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  247. If Jimmy Carter…and the dumb ass Pope is for it….then I’m against it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IU say kill him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  248. There must be members of the the Georgia state system, it’s institutions, it’s judicial system and law enforcement system who have physchological/mental health problems, for somthing like this to be allowed to happen, where abuse of such a severe level happens to a man like Troy Davis.

    I can see this as nothing other than being completely irrational.

    I question the mental health of those who have been involved in the corruption, that has lead to this poor man suffering such abuse. This abuse is clearly irrational behaviour, and needs to be looked into.

  249. This sentence imposed on Troy Davis is the result of a bigoted outdated justice system stuck in the 1920′s, that has no relevance to today.

  250. I agree with your last six (6) comments, 100%, Kavan Hawker. You’re right.
    Everything in this case, regarding Troy Davis, is a load of “CORRUPTION” and IRRATIONALITY–at least in my opinion(s). Troy Davis should and needs to receive clemency, aside from all of this obvious corruption at hand/stake.

  251. This killer had his day in court…..now give him his day in the execution chamber…..every time somebody starts screaming injustice….all you morons have to jump on the freaking bandwagon…..and you think you are right…..you all were not there….and the witnesses swore under oath he did it….Troy Davis is laughing at all you idiots!!! He killed a cop….now he MUST die!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kill this killer….and save the taxpayers of Georgia a lot of money!! They have kept him up too long!!!

    Lethal injection is too easy….he ought to suffer as the cop and his family did….I say drop him out of a 767 at 35,000 feet with no parachute….and let him suffer a few seconds!!!

  252. Brian, you really need help. It's apparent that you have not followed this case and is justing talking to try to be relevant. He had a day in court which was just as injust as the injustice that he is fighting now. Seven out of nine witness stated that the police told them to lie! Only two of them are sticking to their story and one of the two was a prime suspect in the case. Now you said that no one was there to say that he was innocent but you was not there to claim he is guilty. I don't know if you believe in God but he is the only one that can cast judgement on anybody. You need to get your soul right and think about the things that you are saying. Innocent people are victimized by a flawed justice system everyday. I hope that you never have to go through it but if you do, then maybe it will open up your eyes to the torment people face on a daily basis.

  253. As it so happens Brian we do not think we are right. We think there is doubt, and we call for clemency because we care about justice, not because we don't. It would appear that you have complete faith in the police and in the justice system as a whole – how nice for you. Or maybe you're just such a lover of the death penalty that it's margin of error causes you no concern.

    When I mention that we care about justice, I include in that justice for the McPhail family. When a murder is committed, the lives of two families are wrecked – the victim and the murderer. The death penalty has been shown to be ineffective in bringing closure in the lives of the bereaved, and I imagine that there is no chance of this if the wrong man is put to death. In fact I would imagine it considerably compounds the enduring difficulties in the lives of those left behind.

    You, on the other hand, do appear to think that you are right. And you weren't there either.

    I am so sorry that you favour the death penalty and that such a strong desire for retribution exists in your mind. I am sorry that you carry such sentiments. Despite this I hope that peace and good fortune go with you wherever you go.

  254. Capital punishment is nothing more than modern day refined vigilante justice. There is far better alternative sentancing.

  255. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)
    1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
    2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
    3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
    4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
    5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

    6 “You shall not murder. THIS GOES BOTH WAYS. EVEN IN WAR AND RETRIBUTION.

    7 “You shall not commit adultery.
    8 “You shall not steal.
    9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    10 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.”

  256. This killer had his day in court…..now give him his day in the execution chamber…..every time somebody starts screaming injustice….all you morons have to jump on the freaking bandwagon…..and you think you are right…..you all were not there….and the witnesses swore under oath he did it….Troy Davis is laughing at all you idiots!!! He killed a cop….now he MUST die!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kill this killer….and save the taxpayers of Georgia a lot of money!! They have kept him up too long!!!

    Lethal injection is too easy….he ought to suffer as the cop and his family did….I say drop him out of a 767 at 35,000 feet with no parachute….and let him suffer a few seconds!!!

  257. Here is the objective stance. They have already stated that they will give him a last minute trial for 'reasonable doubt' .
    Now to the opinion portion. If you can truely not trust our legal system leave this country and do not look back.
    I believe that crime needs to be punished. We are too soft on most criminals, which makes crime more appealing. If I am destitute, and I decide to rob a bank, then my worst case scenario is I get shot. Either way I go from living on the street to having money I did not earn or a free roof over my head and three meals a day thanks to the taxpayers and the justice dept. Where is the reparations from the criminals? When do they have to pay back for their crimes? No they just say – I paid my debt to society by spending my time in jail. If you kill a PERSON there should be PUNISHMENT. Quit locking people up who have no chance for redemption.
    Two 100 year back to back life sentences? Dont waste the food, send it to starving african children. So as an alternative punishment to death, what do you suggest? Shall we feed you better food than our school children, let you watch cable tv, give you recreation time to learn to play pool, provide you free medical care when you are ill?

    Now think of the family of the convience store clerk who was shot and killed. Now they have no income, no presents from daddy, and the state says we are sorry for your loss, but the criminal is locked up now.
    Have you ever been mugged at gunpoint and thanked the mugger? Have you ever worked hard to put a nice stereo in your car to come back to your car and find the window broken and your hard work missing?
    Well suprise there is a system for that…. You call the police. You tell them what you found, what was missing. They try to find your stuff and the person or people that did it. Then comes the judicial portion…. They ask, Is this your stuff? Where did you get it? Why did you take things that did not belong to you? The person goes to jail. You get your stuff back, if he still had it.

    I see a person that is missing a hand (and this is purely judgemental) and my first thought is biblical. Wonder what he stole?

    In conclusion, you complain how our legal system is too hard on criminals. I complain how the punishment never fits the crime. There is plenty of time to follow through all of the channels in our legal system. In the 20 years Mr Davis was locked up he could have gotten his law degree and learned about every murder case ever recorded in the state of Georgia. If he is truely innocent he has had the time to research his situation fully and will be able to state his case plainly and elegently before a court one more time to incite 'reasonable doubt'. I do not need to inform him of how dire his situation is. Or my neighbor. But should my neighbor feel strongly enough they will go through the channels and change the system, or leave.

  258. In prayer for all of the people involved especially the families of everyone in anguish at this time. May God touch the hearts of those who have the authority to do what is right.Troy, my brother in his mighty, gracious, glorious, merciful, name Jesus, do not be anxious for anything for the Lord our God will never forsake you. I uplift you in the precious name of Jesus and may your soul be overjoyed and your spirit leap as God uses you in this situation. Troy, hold on brother because favor is coming your way. God is good all the time and stay strong in these times. Whatever the outcome, your rewards are not here on earth so do not fret.

    To some of these ignorant comments, you do not have to believe in God to decifer fact from fiction. Common sense. If you are that concerned then read the case thoroughly before making irrelevant and harsh comments. And if you have nothing positive to say this is not the page for you. Misery loves company. Take your mess elsewhere.

    Good day!

  259. Let me tell you all something. My dad was brutally murdered in 1976. The guy got the death penalty in North Carolina, but he didn't make it that long because he was killed at Central Prison in Raleigh. We rejoiced, and I believe in God more than any of you all do. He said Thou shalt not kill. He was talking to individuals, and not states, because God is a God of love, along with a God of punishment. Just read about King David in the Old Testament.
    somebody screams injustice, and every liberal in the country jumps on the bandwagon.
    I hope someone in your family is NEVER murdered. I feel certain you will change your minds then!

  260. Mickey Says:
    September 19th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Capital punishment is nothing more than modern day refined vigilante justice. There is far better alternative sentancing.

    Tell the victims of brutal murder that Mickey. They should not have died either, and this Davis guy has had chance after chance and appeals after appeals. Enough is enough. God help the state of Georgia not to retract their decisions!

  261. Brian, you really need help. It’s apparent that you have not followed this case and is justing talking to try to be relevant. He had a day in court which was just as injust as the injustice that he is fighting now. Seven out of nine witness stated that the police told them to lie! Only two of them are sticking to their story and one of the two was a prime suspect in the case. Now you said that no one was there to say that he was innocent but you was not there to claim he is guilty. I don’t know if you believe in God but he is the only one that can cast judgement on anybody. You need to get your soul right and think about the things that you are saying. Innocent people are victimized by a flawed justice system everyday. I hope that you never have to go through it but if you do, then maybe it will open up your eyes to the torment people face on a daily basis.

  262. Chris all you stated is fine and dandy! It is not so simple to pack up and leave, besides we can disagree with an unjust justice system. I think the problem is that our justice system does not hand out justice to ALL in the same manner. Martha Stewart, a convicted felony, gets out of prison and resumes life as normal, no one questioning whether she sould be able to go back to making a living the way she used to, her items still being sold in stores. Michael Vick on the other hand, "should he be allowed to play football again?' Packing up and leaving is not the answer, as there are evil,wicked people every where! The answer is to stay and fight to make things right. Your comment is spoken just like someone who does not have to worry about someone seeing his skin color if you should ever find yourself being judge by 12! I think you really have forgotten that there are truly innocent people in prison. Thank God for DNA testing. On another note, how do you think the case would have turned out had Casey Anthony been a different color? You don't have to answer, but just ponder in your heart.

  263. Brian, I understand your pain because my father was murdered. Unfortunately, for my family, there was no justice because the individual was never caught. I just feel that when there is so much doubt an execution should not be in the plans of anyone. I actually have a cousin who is serving life in prison for the same thing. He did not do anything. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is why this case needs to be considered again. So that justice will prevail.

  264. As it so happens Brian we do not think we are right. We think there is doubt, and we call for clemency because we care about justice, not because we don’t. It would appear that you have complete faith in the police and in the justice system as a whole – how nice for you. Or maybe you’re just such a lover of the death penalty that it’s margin of error causes you no concern.

    When I mention that we care about justice, I include in that justice for the McPhail family. When a murder is committed, the lives of two families are wrecked – the victim and the murderer. The death penalty has been shown to be ineffective in bringing closure in the lives of the bereaved, and I imagine that there is no chance of this if the wrong man is put to death. In fact I would imagine it considerably compounds the enduring difficulties in the lives of those left behind.

    You, on the other hand, do appear to think that you are right. And you weren’t there either.

    I am so sorry that you favour the death penalty and that such a strong desire for retribution exists in your mind. I am sorry that you carry such sentiments. Despite this I hope that peace and good fortune go with you wherever you go.

  265. Brian, I sure hate what happened to your father in 1976, but thou shalt not murder is the proper interpretation of that scripture. God is the one that established the death penalty in the OT, so I have no issue with the death penalty except for the fact that it is carried out more so on people fo color! There is no arguement there. What happens in the cases where people have been put to death when later it is found out that they were innocent. OOOPs does not cut it! Has anyone ever heard of a child by the name of Emmit Teal? You want to talk about a brutal murder. This was done to a child and there were witnesses that pointed out the murderer in the court room! No death penalty for him, as a matter of fact he was allowed to go free if my memory serves me correctly. If anyone is familiar with the case and I am in error please correct me. Also, a sheriff down in Mississippi murdered a man, there was a witness that was there when he did it! This man is alive and is living out the rest of his life a free man. This story was reported on earlier this year, wish I could recall the sheriff's name. My point is people get outraged when they feel that justice is not being carried out and all of a sudden the justice system no longer works! Well, we have know before 1976 that the justice system did not work, but where was the outrage when murderers were going free back in the 50's, 60's, 70's…it took about 30 years for justice to come in the case of Medgar Evers(hope I spelled that correctly). Honestly, if a member of my family was murdered, I would go through all the stages of grief, and would probably stay angry for a long, long time, except by the GRACE of GOD. Putting the person to death that killed a family member would not lessen my grief, it would do absolutley nothing for me… my family member is gone and it woul not stop me from thinking about the person that did. We always assume that when a person is put to death, that he/she is busting Hell wide open, when in fact that person could have repented and is before the presence of the LORD. Death is not always a punishment!

  266. Troy Davis is guilty. AIUSA's anti death penalty furor has hijacked the FACTS of this case for their own agenda. I am also not a proponent of the death penalty, but it cannot change the fact the Troy Davis is guilty.
    Justice for the victim on September 21st.

  267. Capital punishment is nothing more than modern day refined vigilante justice. There is far better alternative sentancing.

  268. Brian – Sorry to hear about your dad's murder in 1976. However, I would like to add to your comments. You do not have any idea who is or is not closer to God. It's obvious that you have been hurt, but I think you need to release the anger you have inside . I know you were not there with God when he gave the commandments to Moses. I also know that you are not the one to interpret the commandments. Thou Shalt Not Kill is OK for states, come on now you should be ashamed of yourself.

  269. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)
    1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
    2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
    3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
    4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
    5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

    6 “You shall not murder. THIS GOES BOTH WAYS. EVEN IN WAR AND RETRIBUTION.

    7 “You shall not commit adultery.
    8 “You shall not steal.
    9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    10 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

  270. Please save him and give him more time so they can investigate more on the new information that is coming up and most of the witness contradict themselves later after the court ruling

  271. Here is the objective stance. They have already stated that they will give him a last minute trial for ‘reasonable doubt’ .
    Now to the opinion portion. If you can truely not trust our legal system leave this country and do not look back.
    I believe that crime needs to be punished. We are too soft on most criminals, which makes crime more appealing. If I am destitute, and I decide to rob a bank, then my worst case scenario is I get shot. Either way I go from living on the street to having money I did not earn or a free roof over my head and three meals a day thanks to the taxpayers and the justice dept. Where is the reparations from the criminals? When do they have to pay back for their crimes? No they just say – I paid my debt to society by spending my time in jail. If you kill a PERSON there should be PUNISHMENT. Quit locking people up who have no chance for redemption.
    Two 100 year back to back life sentences? Dont waste the food, send it to starving african children. So as an alternative punishment to death, what do you suggest? Shall we feed you better food than our school children, let you watch cable tv, give you recreation time to learn to play pool, provide you free medical care when you are ill?

    Now think of the family of the convience store clerk who was shot and killed. Now they have no income, no presents from daddy, and the state says we are sorry for your loss, but the criminal is locked up now.
    Have you ever been mugged at gunpoint and thanked the mugger? Have you ever worked hard to put a nice stereo in your car to come back to your car and find the window broken and your hard work missing?
    Well suprise there is a system for that…. You call the police. You tell them what you found, what was missing. They try to find your stuff and the person or people that did it. Then comes the judicial portion…. They ask, Is this your stuff? Where did you get it? Why did you take things that did not belong to you? The person goes to jail. You get your stuff back, if he still had it.

    I see a person that is missing a hand (and this is purely judgemental) and my first thought is biblical. Wonder what he stole?

    In conclusion, you complain how our legal system is too hard on criminals. I complain how the punishment never fits the crime. There is plenty of time to follow through all of the channels in our legal system. In the 20 years Mr Davis was locked up he could have gotten his law degree and learned about every murder case ever recorded in the state of Georgia. If he is truely innocent he has had the time to research his situation fully and will be able to state his case plainly and elegently before a court one more time to incite ‘reasonable doubt’. I do not need to inform him of how dire his situation is. Or my neighbor. But should my neighbor feel strongly enough they will go through the channels and change the system, or leave.

  272. In prayer for all of the people involved especially the families of everyone in anguish at this time. May God touch the hearts of those who have the authority to do what is right.Troy, my brother in his mighty, gracious, glorious, merciful, name Jesus, do not be anxious for anything for the Lord our God will never forsake you. I uplift you in the precious name of Jesus and may your soul be overjoyed and your spirit leap as God uses you in this situation. Troy, hold on brother because favor is coming your way. God is good all the time and stay strong in these times. Whatever the outcome, your rewards are not here on earth so do not fret.

    To some of these ignorant comments, you do not have to believe in God to decifer fact from fiction. Common sense. If you are that concerned then read the case thoroughly before making irrelevant and harsh comments. And if you have nothing positive to say this is not the page for you. Misery loves company. Take your mess elsewhere.

    Good day!

  273. Let me tell you all something. My dad was brutally murdered in 1976. The guy got the death penalty in North Carolina, but he didn’t make it that long because he was killed at Central Prison in Raleigh. We rejoiced, and I believe in God more than any of you all do. He said Thou shalt not kill. He was talking to individuals, and not states, because God is a God of love, along with a God of punishment. Just read about King David in the Old Testament.
    somebody screams injustice, and every liberal in the country jumps on the bandwagon.
    I hope someone in your family is NEVER murdered. I feel certain you will change your minds then!

  274. Mickey Says:
    September 19th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Capital punishment is nothing more than modern day refined vigilante justice. There is far better alternative sentancing.

    Tell the victims of brutal murder that Mickey. They should not have died either, and this Davis guy has had chance after chance and appeals after appeals. Enough is enough. God help the state of Georgia not to retract their decisions!

  275. Chris all you stated is fine and dandy! It is not so simple to pack up and leave, besides we can disagree with an unjust justice system. I think the problem is that our justice system does not hand out justice to ALL in the same manner. Martha Stewart, a convicted felony, gets out of prison and resumes life as normal, no one questioning whether she sould be able to go back to making a living the way she used to, her items still being sold in stores. Michael Vick on the other hand, “should he be allowed to play football again?’ Packing up and leaving is not the answer, as there are evil,wicked people every where! The answer is to stay and fight to make things right. Your comment is spoken just like someone who does not have to worry about someone seeing his skin color if you should ever find yourself being judge by 12! I think you really have forgotten that there are truly innocent people in prison. Thank God for DNA testing. On another note, how do you think the case would have turned out had Casey Anthony been a different color? You don’t have to answer, but just ponder in your heart.

  276. Brian, I understand your pain because my father was murdered. Unfortunately, for my family, there was no justice because the individual was never caught. I just feel that when there is so much doubt an execution should not be in the plans of anyone. I actually have a cousin who is serving life in prison for the same thing. He did not do anything. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is why this case needs to be considered again. So that justice will prevail.

  277. Brian, I sure hate what happened to your father in 1976, but thou shalt not murder is the proper interpretation of that scripture. God is the one that established the death penalty in the OT, so I have no issue with the death penalty except for the fact that it is carried out more so on people fo color! There is no arguement there. What happens in the cases where people have been put to death when later it is found out that they were innocent. OOOPs does not cut it! Has anyone ever heard of a child by the name of Emmit Teal? You want to talk about a brutal murder. This was done to a child and there were witnesses that pointed out the murderer in the court room! No death penalty for him, as a matter of fact he was allowed to go free if my memory serves me correctly. If anyone is familiar with the case and I am in error please correct me. Also, a sheriff down in Mississippi murdered a man, there was a witness that was there when he did it! This man is alive and is living out the rest of his life a free man. This story was reported on earlier this year, wish I could recall the sheriff’s name. My point is people get outraged when they feel that justice is not being carried out and all of a sudden the justice system no longer works! Well, we have know before 1976 that the justice system did not work, but where was the outrage when murderers were going free back in the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s…it took about 30 years for justice to come in the case of Medgar Evers(hope I spelled that correctly). Honestly, if a member of my family was murdered, I would go through all the stages of grief, and would probably stay angry for a long, long time, except by the GRACE of GOD. Putting the person to death that killed a family member would not lessen my grief, it would do absolutley nothing for me… my family member is gone and it woul not stop me from thinking about the person that did. We always assume that when a person is put to death, that he/she is busting Hell wide open, when in fact that person could have repented and is before the presence of the LORD. Death is not always a punishment!

  278. Troy Davis is guilty. AIUSA’s anti death penalty furor has hijacked the FACTS of this case for their own agenda. I am also not a proponent of the death penalty, but it cannot change the fact the Troy Davis is guilty.
    Justice for the victim on September 21st.

  279. wlb….U ought to be ashamed of yourself for getting caught up in this stupid news frenzy….God said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth…he took a life….his needed taken 20 years ago….and every murderer needs to be made to suffer…as their innocent victims suffered…..and by the way….I attend my church 3 times weekly….how much do u go if at all?? I would bet the latter…..because if you even had a conscious, you would NOT feel sorry for a killer….but you would for the family….so your priorities are so messed up, it's freaking pathetic….Davis is laughing at all of you who want his life spared…..how would you feel if he had taken the life of one of your family members…..uh-huh….I hope to God that never happens….but in case in does….remember how you defended a man that deserved to die 20 years ago….I hope and pray the State of Georgia will NEVER give in to the pandering of a few liberal left wingers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  280. And Stephanie….U are so wrong o the death penalty carried out on people of color more often…..Do you not realize that the African Americans are the ones doing most of the killing? It's black on black murder that's is dwindling the population of the black people!! Read the stats!! They don't lie!!!!!!!!

  281. Casey Anthony should have gotten the death penalty too….the jury was full of retarded people!!!
    and by the way…she's white but she deserved death, and it will probably happen by some crazed idiot taking justice in their own hands.

  282. Lets set the record straight those who are behind the largest number of people killed work for or are the US Gov't. Right now I believe Henry Kissinger still holds the record. Years ago they gave him a Nobel Peace Prize. Now he's afraid the Europeans will arest him on charges of Crimes against Humanity. I guess it kinda puts a crimp it good 'ole Henry's vacation plans.
    Why is it rightists always want us to leave the country? Are they afraid of losing the next election? We already win each election that we run in because more people find out that they don't have to vote Republicrat.

  283. Brian – Sorry to hear about your dad’s murder in 1976. However, I would like to add to your comments. You do not have any idea who is or is not closer to God. It’s obvious that you have been hurt, but I think you need to release the anger you have inside . I know you were not there with God when he gave the commandments to Moses. I also know that you are not the one to interpret the commandments. Thou Shalt Not Kill is OK for states, come on now you should be ashamed of yourself.

  284. Please save him and give him more time so they can investigate more on the new information that is coming up and most of the witness contradict themselves later after the court ruling

  285. Brian,
    I am referring to our justice system, the only thing that black on black crime have in common with the justice system is the fact that they are both killing black folk at an alarming rate! As you stated the statistics don't lie! Do your reasearch, in this day and age, the death penalty is handed down more often than not to people of color!

  286. Mr Brian,
    if you want to talk about God, this is the same God that tells us to forgive. Have you forgiven? Not only that we are all muderers if you want to get technically, I, you, everyone ever born caused an innocent man to be put to death in our place. His name is JESUS. Do you know Him? I encourage you to come to know Him if you don't and find peace in Jesus name. I can't imagine walking around with such hurt, hate and anger in my heart. God Bless you!

  287. wlb….U ought to be ashamed of yourself for getting caught up in this stupid news frenzy….God said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth…he took a life….his needed taken 20 years ago….and every murderer needs to be made to suffer…as their innocent victims suffered…..and by the way….I attend my church 3 times weekly….how much do u go if at all?? I would bet the latter…..because if you even had a conscious, you would NOT feel sorry for a killer….but you would for the family….so your priorities are so messed up, it’s freaking pathetic….Davis is laughing at all of you who want his life spared…..how would you feel if he had taken the life of one of your family members…..uh-huh….I hope to God that never happens….but in case in does….remember how you defended a man that deserved to die 20 years ago….I hope and pray the State of Georgia will NEVER give in to the pandering of a few liberal left wingers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  288. And Stephanie….U are so wrong o the death penalty carried out on people of color more often…..Do you not realize that the African Americans are the ones doing most of the killing? It’s black on black murder that’s is dwindling the population of the black people!! Read the stats!! They don’t lie!!!!!!!!

  289. Casey Anthony should have gotten the death penalty too….the jury was full of retarded people!!!
    and by the way…she’s white but she deserved death, and it will probably happen by some crazed idiot taking justice in their own hands.

  290. Lets set the record straight those who are behind the largest number of people killed work for or are the US Gov’t. Right now I believe Henry Kissinger still holds the record. Years ago they gave him a Nobel Peace Prize. Now he’s afraid the Europeans will arest him on charges of Crimes against Humanity. I guess it kinda puts a crimp it good ‘ole Henry’s vacation plans.
    Why is it rightists always want us to leave the country? Are they afraid of losing the next election? We already win each election that we run in because more people find out that they don’t have to vote Republicrat.

  291. Brian,
    I am referring to our justice system, the only thing that black on black crime have in common with the justice system is the fact that they are both killing black folk at an alarming rate! As you stated the statistics don’t lie! Do your reasearch, in this day and age, the death penalty is handed down more often than not to people of color!

  292. Mr Brian,
    if you want to talk about God, this is the same God that tells us to forgive. Have you forgiven? Not only that we are all muderers if you want to get technically, I, you, everyone ever born caused an innocent man to be put to death in our place. His name is JESUS. Do you know Him? I encourage you to come to know Him if you don’t and find peace in Jesus name. I can’t imagine walking around with such hurt, hate and anger in my heart. God Bless you!

  293. Brian I want to specifically deal with your concerns and questions – it's obvious that you don't know all the facts, and I'm not saying that to be rude.

    There was no gun found at the scene – just shell casings for a 38 – surprisingly enough, or not, the gun belonged to Sylvester Coles. He claimed he lost it a half hour before the shooting. He obviously didn't look very far if the story is to be believed – Troy Davis allegedly located the gun and used it on Officer McPhail.

    YEAH RIGHT!!!!!! Sylvester coles has manged to come out of this smelling like roses, or cow manure depending on your beliefs. He's now a family man with kids and I bet he takes them outdoors for target practice so that one day they can kill their own cops.

    I don't know how much gun experience Troy had but it strikes me as extremely odd that whoever the shooter was they knew the two most vulnerable areas of a Police Officers armor – under the arm where the bullet-proof vest doesn't quite cover the armpit, and the head which is exposed. I find it extremely difficult to believe that Troy Davis shot Officer McFail twicee while watching the life drain from his face. As a nervous teenager, I fail to see how he managed those shots at all.

    I struggle with the death penalty – although not in this case where something is very wrong – because not all countried use legal executions. In Certain Central and Southern American cities the death penalty is arbitrary and unfair. People dragged from their homes, only to 'disappear' into the so called justice system where they are often tortured and killed. Others use the death penalty as a way to control their subjects – countries filled with fear their citizens afraid to step out of line. That is a clear cut case of ruling through fear and I't much easier to send respectful letters asking for the prisoner be treated with dignity and respect until such time as they are brought before a court.

    Your comments are filled with pain – understandably. I am not a Bible fanatic but I DO BELIEVE WHEN HE SAYS "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.
    You said you dad was murdered – do you want to share some of that pain with us, even if just a little bit. You have a special reason to want the Death Penalty, but I sense a lot of pain and I know others have gone through similar things.

    Think about it. We are not your enemies

  294. Brien,
    There s something seriously wrong with you. You need to reallt think about what you have said. You dont know for a fact that Troy Davis killed that police officer. The witnessed are backing out of what they said years ago except for two. You were talking about how in touch you are with God and how you go to church 3 times a week. Going to church 3 times a week doesnt define if you are a true Christian or now, its what you do at home, work. or anywhere else of the matter. Before you start saying what you think is right, should read up on whats going on. Its like all you see is a man killed an officer, so called killed an officer, and you automatically sat he should die. According to the Bible everyone is going to be held accountable when we stand before God. Whose says that we people can judge an innocent or guilty person? We aren't God. Not even close to being Him.

  295. Brien,
    There s something seriously wrong with you. You need to reallt think about what you have said. You dont know for a fact that Troy Davis killed that police officer. The witnessed are backing out of what they said years ago except for two. You were talking about how in touch you are with God and how you go to church 3 times a week. Going to church 3 times a week doesnt define if you are a true Christian or now, its what you do at home, work. or anywhere else of the matter. Before you start saying what you think is right, should read up on whats going on. Its like all you see is a man killed an officer, so called killed an officer, and you automatically say he should die. According to the Bible everyone is going to be held accountable when we stand before God. Whose says that we people can judge an innocent or guilty person? We aren't God. Not even close to being Him.

  296. Brian I want to specifically deal with your concerns and questions – it’s obvious that you don’t know all the facts, and I’m not saying that to be rude.

    There was no gun found at the scene – just shell casings for a 38 – surprisingly enough, or not, the gun belonged to Sylvester Coles. He claimed he lost it a half hour before the shooting. He obviously didn’t look very far if the story is to be believed – Troy Davis allegedly located the gun and used it on Officer McPhail.

    YEAH RIGHT!!!!!! Sylvester coles has manged to come out of this smelling like roses, or cow manure depending on your beliefs. He’s now a family man with kids and I bet he takes them outdoors for target practice so that one day they can kill their own cops.

    I don’t know how much gun experience Troy had but it strikes me as extremely odd that whoever the shooter was they knew the two most vulnerable areas of a Police Officers armor – under the arm where the bullet-proof vest doesn’t quite cover the armpit, and the head which is exposed. I find it extremely difficult to believe that Troy Davis shot Officer McFail twicee while watching the life drain from his face. As a nervous teenager, I fail to see how he managed those shots at all.

    I struggle with the death penalty – although not in this case where something is very wrong – because not all countried use legal executions. In Certain Central and Southern American cities the death penalty is arbitrary and unfair. People dragged from their homes, only to ‘disappear’ into the so called justice system where they are often tortured and killed. Others use the death penalty as a way to control their subjects – countries filled with fear their citizens afraid to step out of line. That is a clear cut case of ruling through fear and I’t much easier to send respectful letters asking for the prisoner be treated with dignity and respect until such time as they are brought before a court.

    Your comments are filled with pain – understandably. I am not a Bible fanatic but I DO BELIEVE WHEN HE SAYS “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.
    You said you dad was murdered – do you want to share some of that pain with us, even if just a little bit. You have a special reason to want the Death Penalty, but I sense a lot of pain and I know others have gone through similar things.

    Think about it. We are not your enemies

  297. Brien,
    There s something seriously wrong with you. You need to reallt think about what you have said. You dont know for a fact that Troy Davis killed that police officer. The witnessed are backing out of what they said years ago except for two. You were talking about how in touch you are with God and how you go to church 3 times a week. Going to church 3 times a week doesnt define if you are a true Christian or now, its what you do at home, work. or anywhere else of the matter. Before you start saying what you think is right, should read up on whats going on. Its like all you see is a man killed an officer, so called killed an officer, and you automatically sat he should die. According to the Bible everyone is going to be held accountable when we stand before God. Whose says that we people can judge an innocent or guilty person? We aren’t God. Not even close to being Him.

  298. Brien,
    There s something seriously wrong with you. You need to reallt think about what you have said. You dont know for a fact that Troy Davis killed that police officer. The witnessed are backing out of what they said years ago except for two. You were talking about how in touch you are with God and how you go to church 3 times a week. Going to church 3 times a week doesnt define if you are a true Christian or now, its what you do at home, work. or anywhere else of the matter. Before you start saying what you think is right, should read up on whats going on. Its like all you see is a man killed an officer, so called killed an officer, and you automatically say he should die. According to the Bible everyone is going to be held accountable when we stand before God. Whose says that we people can judge an innocent or guilty person? We aren’t God. Not even close to being Him.

  299. I would like to share a story with you that might make you understand, at least a little better, why Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in call. Brian I hate to say this, knowing the pain you are feeling, but if your poor and a minority, there IS a higher chance you will be charged with a death penalty crime and executed.

    In the following case, Amnesty International, Casa Alianza (Covenant House in Guatemala), and an outraged public in general fought long and hard just to get some justice. You see, many countries use the death penalty to keep their citizens in line. There's no trial, no judge, no defense lawyer, and no chance to appeal. You are dragged from your home, tortured and executed – for no clear reason. Your family member 'disappears' and you never see them alive again.

    HERE'S THE STORY
    NAHAMAN CARMONA LOPEZ AND CASA ALIANZA
    KICKED TO DEATH FOR BEING HOMELESS
    Nahaman Carmona Lopez was 13 and lived in Guatemala City.
    "I only wanted to be a child, but they wouldn't let me," is what his gravestone reads.

    Fleeing from the savagery of war in El Salvador, the young child and his family arrived to Guatemala City as refugees.

    Looking for peace and survival, he found only abandonment, violence and death.

    One night, while hanging out with 8 or 9 friends, they were approached by four Police Officers. Yes, they were sniffing glue, to hide the hunger and the cold. Nahaman was grabbed, and the glue was poured all over him. He was then thrown into the street and four the policemen, with size ten boots began to systematically torture him by kicking him over and over. Despite his screams for mercy, they broke a number of bones in his body, including his fingers. They also ruptured his liver causing extensive internal bleeding and caused bruising over 70% of his body. When he was brought to the hospital, someone from Casa Alianza rushed to the hospital where Nahaman was in a coma. He lingered for ten days, in excruciating pain before he died. His crime? He was a street kid… a subhuman without pedigree, a vexing reminder of Guatemala's malignant inclinations, the mortifying embodiment of a fallen society, a scapegoat. And, in death, a martyr.

    Nahaman's best friend, Francisco Tziac, still remembers his screams for mercy and his inability to save him.

    This story is typical for other countries. To be impartial, Amnesty International must stand up against the death penalty, in all cases. That way one government cannot accuse them of bias. This doesn’t mean that the members are heartless – not at all. When the story of Nahaman Carmona Lopez was forwarded to the members, international outrage poured in. For that reason, for only the second time in the history of Guatemala, the officers were charged, and convicted. Which is great, but Nahaman is still dead. So when you think of Amnesty International and its stand against the death penalty, think outside of the United States. For those not wanted, it’s an ugly place.

  300. Is there anyone on death row in any state that AI would not attempt to shelter?
    God is being used and abused by both sides of this debate. My criteria is simple: A) Was he convicted by a legal process? B) Is there REASONABLE doubt? C) If not executed, could he commit the crime again? Time and time again I have seen hand-wringers and leftists create a Ghandi out of a two-bit hood (Mumia). The only thing this will lead to is a brutal police state when the majority of people have had enough of a non-functioning justice system. It will be a police state created by the Left and the "emerging church", although they will never understand it.

  301. injustice!!! for someone who committed a crime has to pay for it twice? served 2 decades in jail and will be executed…how is it that a person who kills several thousand inocennt people pleads insanity and he doesnt get capital punishment?… but a man who was convicted 20 years ago does? it is ridiculous no one has the right to take away this mans life specially people who sin everyday of their lives a sin is a sin regarless on how big or small it is and we all have the right to be forgiven….

  302. Hundreds of thousands of Troy Davis's supporters all over the world have been watching and waiting for a sign that the US has a workable justice system. Well folks – we have our answer.

    Next time – and every time – any US government official or politician condemns injustice elsewhere in the world I will think of Troy Davis.

  303. Troy Davis hasn't been executed yet. I will pray for him and hope for him every moment of every waking hour. It is time for the District Attorney to step in and call off the execution.

  304. I would like to share a story with you that might make you understand, at least a little better, why Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in call. Brian I hate to say this, knowing the pain you are feeling, but if your poor and a minority, there IS a higher chance you will be charged with a death penalty crime and executed.

    In the following case, Amnesty International, Casa Alianza (Covenant House in Guatemala), and an outraged public in general fought long and hard just to get some justice. You see, many countries use the death penalty to keep their citizens in line. There’s no trial, no judge, no defense lawyer, and no chance to appeal. You are dragged from your home, tortured and executed – for no clear reason. Your family member ‘disappears’ and you never see them alive again.

    HERE’S THE STORY
    NAHAMAN CARMONA LOPEZ AND CASA ALIANZA
    KICKED TO DEATH FOR BEING HOMELESS
    Nahaman Carmona Lopez was 13 and lived in Guatemala City.
    “I only wanted to be a child, but they wouldn’t let me,” is what his gravestone reads.

    Fleeing from the savagery of war in El Salvador, the young child and his family arrived to Guatemala City as refugees.

    Looking for peace and survival, he found only abandonment, violence and death.

    One night, while hanging out with 8 or 9 friends, they were approached by four Police Officers. Yes, they were sniffing glue, to hide the hunger and the cold. Nahaman was grabbed, and the glue was poured all over him. He was then thrown into the street and four the policemen, with size ten boots began to systematically torture him by kicking him over and over. Despite his screams for mercy, they broke a number of bones in his body, including his fingers. They also ruptured his liver causing extensive internal bleeding and caused bruising over 70% of his body. When he was brought to the hospital, someone from Casa Alianza rushed to the hospital where Nahaman was in a coma. He lingered for ten days, in excruciating pain before he died. His crime? He was a street kid… a subhuman without pedigree, a vexing reminder of Guatemala’s malignant inclinations, the mortifying embodiment of a fallen society, a scapegoat. And, in death, a martyr.

    Nahaman’s best friend, Francisco Tziac, still remembers his screams for mercy and his inability to save him.

    This story is typical for other countries. To be impartial, Amnesty International must stand up against the death penalty, in all cases. That way one government cannot accuse them of bias. This doesn’t mean that the members are heartless – not at all. When the story of Nahaman Carmona Lopez was forwarded to the members, international outrage poured in. For that reason, for only the second time in the history of Guatemala, the officers were charged, and convicted. Which is great, but Nahaman is still dead. So when you think of Amnesty International and its stand against the death penalty, think outside of the United States. For those not wanted, it’s an ugly place.

  305. Breaking news parole board moves forward with frame up. The parole board has just upheld Troy Davis's conviction a case where seven of nine eyewitness have recanted or changed their stories since his orginal conviction citing police coersion. There is no physical evedence against Troy. The police not wanting to lose the case used this perjured testimony to convict Davis because one of "their own" died. Had it been a case of police using deadly force such as the recent case of a subay rider shot dead for a $2.00 Bus fare. The first thing always announced is that the person was shooting at officers. Only a few months ago a man was shot in the back by an officer while on the ground. Had not a passer by caught the murder on a cellphone they would have come up with another bogus story. This is the true ugly face of American Imperialism at home.

  306. THANK GOD THE GEORGIAPAROLE BOARD DIDNT GIVE IN TO THE DEMANDS OF PEOPLE THAT WANTS A KILLER TO NOT PAY FOR HIS CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!

    GOD APPROVES CAPITAL PUNISHMENT…..READ YOUR BIBLES….(if you have one)
    Exodus 21:12 12] He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
    Exodus 21:24 [24] Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

    Romans 13

    1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

    2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

    4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

    5Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

    You people that want him no to be put to death….You are bringing damnation on yourself….(read verse 2 Roman chapter 13)

    READ EM' AND WEEP PEOPLE….CUZ THAT KILLER'S GONNA DIE..(thank God) at 7 PM EST Wednesday September 21,2010….

    God orders the higher powers….the LAW….to be carried out….
    For 20 years there was silence….now everybody's screaming for justice….well justice is going to be served Wednesday…(thank God)

    My God have mercy on the soul of Troy Davis….because if he' or anyone never repented for their sins….they has a date with Hell fire!!!!!!!!

    The death penalty was NEVER meant to deter crime…it was meant to get the evil ones out of our society.
    3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.

    Again, I'm praying that justice for the family of the policeman this killer killed, will FINALLY get justice!!

    Hoorah for Georgia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  307. I agree Brian…..Boy you put those people in their place. Man, we need you to run for office!!!!!!!

    September 21,2011…..A GREAT DAY IS COMING FOR LAW AND JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  308. WOW TALK ABOUT TWO FACED

    WHEN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS MURDER SOMEONE OR MANY SOMEONE'S YOUR COUNTRY DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE (BUT THEN THE UNITED STATES ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR ARROGANCE ALL OVER THE WORLD). BUT WHEN A PERSON IS FACING THE STATE TAKING HIS LIFE NONE OF YOU GIVE A SHIT.

    YOU KNOW, THERE REALLY ISN'T THAT MUCH DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND UNITED STATES CITIZENS – YOU GET GREAT PLEASURE FROM WATCHING PEOPLE DIE.

    THEY COULD HAVE AT LEAST FOUND SYLVESTER COLES AND BROUGHT HIM IN FOR AN INTERVIEW. HE'S NOT GOING TO REMEMBER EVERYTHING HE SAID TWENTY YEARS AGO AND HE MIGHT SLIP UP.

    AND BRIAN, GOD DOESN'T CONDONE KILLING. REMEMBER THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THOU SHALT NOT MURDER. OR IS THAT PART OF THE BIBLE NOT IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT DOESN'T SUPPORT YOUR THEORY,

  309. SORRY, I MEANT TO SAY WHEN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS KILL PEOPLE IN YOUR COUNTRY THEY ARE EVIL AND WICKED. BUT WHEN IT'S STATE SANCTIONED MURDER IT' RAH RAH LET'S PARTY.

    FOR THE RECORD I HATE YOUR COUNTRY AND WOULDN'T SET FOOT IN IT IF YOU PAID ME.

  310. OH MY GOD

    YOUR STATE HAS A SONG WRITTEN ABOUT IT'S SO-CALLED JUSTICE SYSTEM. "THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA". YOU HAVE JUST PROVED THAT SONG IS 100% CORRECT.

    MAYBE THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME GEORGIA HAS KILLED AN INNOCENT MAN.

  311. God approves Capital Punishment…and surprise….surprise…He approves genocide as well…(of course atheists don't believe the Bible….but I bet you there is NOT an atheist in hell today)

    **Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

    1 Samuel 15:1-35

    And Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt. Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” So Saul summoned the people and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand men on foot, and ten thousand men of Judah. And Saul came to the city of Amalek and lay in wait in the valley. …

    If you idiots were praying to God to spare the life of a killer….guess what…The Bible says He's not….because He is the author of the Bible people…..
    and I'm so glad you all can't change His mind!!! Hallelujah!!

    I rest my case…I choose to believe God's Holy Word…CASE CLOSED

  312. Is there anyone on death row in any state that AI would not attempt to shelter?
    God is being used and abused by both sides of this debate. My criteria is simple: A) Was he convicted by a legal process? B) Is there REASONABLE doubt? C) If not executed, could he commit the crime again? Time and time again I have seen hand-wringers and leftists create a Ghandi out of a two-bit hood (Mumia). The only thing this will lead to is a brutal police state when the majority of people have had enough of a non-functioning justice system. It will be a police state created by the Left and the “emerging church”, although they will never understand it.

  313. OKAY IF GOD APPROVE'S CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, WHY DID JESUS TELL HIS DISCIPLES
    – JUDGE NOT THAT YE BE NOT JUDGED
    – AND THOSE WITHOUT SIN LET THEM CAST THE FIRST STONE.

    PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK BECAUSE YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR GOD AND YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT HE REQUIRES OF US. YOU JUST PICK OUT SCRIPTURES THAT SEEM TO FIT YOUR THEORY, GOOD LUCK BUDDY, YOU WILL HAVE TO FACE THE SAME JUDGE WE ALL WILL

  314. LIKE I SAID PREVIOUSLY YOU ARE JUST GLOATING AND ECSTATIC THAT THE STATE CAN NOW LEGALLY MURDER SOMEONE.

  315. So with that said, Mr. Brain, you should be dead… killed a long time ago for your sins, as I, but the GRACE of God… anyway, put scripture in it's proper context, not all scripture is written to us, but for us! Now fast forward and see what the Apostle Paul has to say to the Gentile believer's, as he was our apostle( if you are not Jewish). Things written in the OT are for an example and for our knowledge, thank God we are under the LAW of Grace and truth! If you want to live by the Mosaic Law, so be it, but God forbid you covet, have hatred in your heart, look at any other woman besides your wife, cause a brother or sister to stumble…etc. We are to LOVE GOD and our neighbor, for the commandments are summed up in that! Now, I agree that God instituted the death penalty, but that was to the nation of Israel and not to the heathens(what we were). You can't take what God meant for them and apply it to the Body of Christ. With that said, since you are such a loving Christian, why don't you pray that Troy repent of his sins(whatever they maybe) and give His life to Christ before he is executed, that way he will at least be saved in the next life. Can you do that!? How exactly is it hurting you if he is given a stay!?

  316. Brian,
    you are a said man to be rejoicing over this! The powers that be are wicked! We know this from the 20's up to now! You can take the scriptures and spew them out all you wanr, and yes I do have a Bible and I try to live by it, but what kind of heart do you have to be rejoicing. You need Jesus! May God have mercy on your soul man! So, so, sad!

  317. 7 out of 9 witnesses recanted. How can you execute a man in those circumstances? Come on Parole Board do better.Come on Mr. Governor, stand up and do the right thing. Come on Mr. DA., lets have a new trial.

  318. injustice!!! for someone who committed a crime has to pay for it twice? served 2 decades in jail and will be executed…how is it that a person who kills several thousand inocennt people pleads insanity and he doesnt get capital punishment?… but a man who was convicted 20 years ago does? it is ridiculous no one has the right to take away this mans life specially people who sin everyday of their lives a sin is a sin regarless on how big or small it is and we all have the right to be forgiven….

  319. Hundreds of thousands of Troy Davis’s supporters all over the world have been watching and waiting for a sign that the US has a workable justice system. Well folks – we have our answer.

    Next time – and every time – any US government official or politician condemns injustice elsewhere in the world I will think of Troy Davis.

  320. Troy Davis hasn’t been executed yet. I will pray for him and hope for him every moment of every waking hour. It is time for the District Attorney to step in and call off the execution.

  321. Breaking news parole board moves forward with frame up. The parole board has just upheld Troy Davis’s conviction a case where seven of nine eyewitness have recanted or changed their stories since his orginal conviction citing police coersion. There is no physical evedence against Troy. The police not wanting to lose the case used this perjured testimony to convict Davis because one of “their own” died. Had it been a case of police using deadly force such as the recent case of a subay rider shot dead for a $2.00 Bus fare. The first thing always announced is that the person was shooting at officers. Only a few months ago a man was shot in the back by an officer while on the ground. Had not a passer by caught the murder on a cellphone they would have come up with another bogus story. This is the true ugly face of American Imperialism at home.

  322. This is sending a green light to police throughout the US that they can twist as many arms as needed and get away with legal murder. In San Fransisco they act as Jugde, Jury and Executioners on the transit system. In New York they carry automatic rifles on the subways. I am not suprised by the decision of the parole board because most of them are retired police officers. When they promised that no one would be executed where there was doubt about guilt that was before the had three new members added.

  323. THANK GOD THE GEORGIAPAROLE BOARD DIDNT GIVE IN TO THE DEMANDS OF PEOPLE THAT WANTS A KILLER TO NOT PAY FOR HIS CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!

    GOD APPROVES CAPITAL PUNISHMENT…..READ YOUR BIBLES….(if you have one)
    Exodus 21:12 12] He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
    Exodus 21:24 [24] Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

    Romans 13

    1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

    2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

    4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

    5Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

    You people that want him no to be put to death….You are bringing damnation on yourself….(read verse 2 Roman chapter 13)

    READ EM’ AND WEEP PEOPLE….CUZ THAT KILLER’S GONNA DIE..(thank God) at 7 PM EST Wednesday September 21,2010….

    God orders the higher powers….the LAW….to be carried out….
    For 20 years there was silence….now everybody’s screaming for justice….well justice is going to be served Wednesday…(thank God)

    My God have mercy on the soul of Troy Davis….because if he’ or anyone never repented for their sins….they has a date with Hell fire!!!!!!!!

    The death penalty was NEVER meant to deter crime…it was meant to get the evil ones out of our society.
    3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.

    Again, I’m praying that justice for the family of the policeman this killer killed, will FINALLY get justice!!

    Hoorah for Georgia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  324. Why would a Christian call another believer an idiot? What does your Bible and your god have to say about that!? Rhetorical. Like I said before, hope you are praying for his salvation, as God would that none should perish, but all come to repentance ..so be about my Father's business and pray, Brian, for Troy's spiritual salvation, that is unless you believe he is beyond the reach of the Blood of Jesus, and that he doesn't deserve the free gift of salvation that Jesus paid for all of us killers, theives, fornicators, etc.

  325. I agree Brian…..Boy you put those people in their place. Man, we need you to run for office!!!!!!!

    September 21,2011…..A GREAT DAY IS COMING FOR LAW AND JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  326. WOW TALK ABOUT TWO FACED

    WHEN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS MURDER SOMEONE OR MANY SOMEONE’S YOUR COUNTRY DOESN’T SEEM TO CARE (BUT THEN THE UNITED STATES ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR ARROGANCE ALL OVER THE WORLD). BUT WHEN A PERSON IS FACING THE STATE TAKING HIS LIFE NONE OF YOU GIVE A SHIT.

    YOU KNOW, THERE REALLY ISN’T THAT MUCH DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND UNITED STATES CITIZENS – YOU GET GREAT PLEASURE FROM WATCHING PEOPLE DIE.

    THEY COULD HAVE AT LEAST FOUND SYLVESTER COLES AND BROUGHT HIM IN FOR AN INTERVIEW. HE’S NOT GOING TO REMEMBER EVERYTHING HE SAID TWENTY YEARS AGO AND HE MIGHT SLIP UP.

    AND BRIAN, GOD DOESN’T CONDONE KILLING. REMEMBER THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THOU SHALT NOT MURDER. OR IS THAT PART OF THE BIBLE NOT IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT DOESN’T SUPPORT YOUR THEORY,

  327. SORRY, I MEANT TO SAY WHEN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS KILL PEOPLE IN YOUR COUNTRY THEY ARE EVIL AND WICKED. BUT WHEN IT’S STATE SANCTIONED MURDER IT’ RAH RAH LET’S PARTY.

    FOR THE RECORD I HATE YOUR COUNTRY AND WOULDN’T SET FOOT IN IT IF YOU PAID ME.

  328. OH MY GOD

    YOUR STATE HAS A SONG WRITTEN ABOUT IT’S SO-CALLED JUSTICE SYSTEM. “THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA”. YOU HAVE JUST PROVED THAT SONG IS 100% CORRECT.

    MAYBE THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME GEORGIA HAS KILLED AN INNOCENT MAN.

  329. God approves Capital Punishment…and surprise….surprise…He approves genocide as well…(of course atheists don’t believe the Bible….but I bet you there is NOT an atheist in hell today)

    **Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

    1 Samuel 15:1-35

    And Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt. Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” So Saul summoned the people and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand men on foot, and ten thousand men of Judah. And Saul came to the city of Amalek and lay in wait in the valley. …

    If you idiots were praying to God to spare the life of a killer….guess what…The Bible says He’s not….because He is the author of the Bible people…..
    and I’m so glad you all can’t change His mind!!! Hallelujah!!

    I rest my case…I choose to believe God’s Holy Word…CASE CLOSED

  330. OKAY IF GOD APPROVE’S CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, WHY DID JESUS TELL HIS DISCIPLES
    – JUDGE NOT THAT YE BE NOT JUDGED
    – AND THOSE WITHOUT SIN LET THEM CAST THE FIRST STONE.

    PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK BECAUSE YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR GOD AND YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT HE REQUIRES OF US. YOU JUST PICK OUT SCRIPTURES THAT SEEM TO FIT YOUR THEORY, GOOD LUCK BUDDY, YOU WILL HAVE TO FACE THE SAME JUDGE WE ALL WILL

  331. LIKE I SAID PREVIOUSLY YOU ARE JUST GLOATING AND ECSTATIC THAT THE STATE CAN NOW LEGALLY MURDER SOMEONE.

  332. So with that said, Mr. Brain, you should be dead… killed a long time ago for your sins, as I, but the GRACE of God… anyway, put scripture in it’s proper context, not all scripture is written to us, but for us! Now fast forward and see what the Apostle Paul has to say to the Gentile believer’s, as he was our apostle( if you are not Jewish). Things written in the OT are for an example and for our knowledge, thank God we are under the LAW of Grace and truth! If you want to live by the Mosaic Law, so be it, but God forbid you covet, have hatred in your heart, look at any other woman besides your wife, cause a brother or sister to stumble…etc. We are to LOVE GOD and our neighbor, for the commandments are summed up in that! Now, I agree that God instituted the death penalty, but that was to the nation of Israel and not to the heathens(what we were). You can’t take what God meant for them and apply it to the Body of Christ. With that said, since you are such a loving Christian, why don’t you pray that Troy repent of his sins(whatever they maybe) and give His life to Christ before he is executed, that way he will at least be saved in the next life. Can you do that!? How exactly is it hurting you if he is given a stay!?

  333. Brian,
    you are a said man to be rejoicing over this! The powers that be are wicked! We know this from the 20′s up to now! You can take the scriptures and spew them out all you wanr, and yes I do have a Bible and I try to live by it, but what kind of heart do you have to be rejoicing. You need Jesus! May God have mercy on your soul man! So, so, sad!

  334. 7 out of 9 witnesses recanted. How can you execute a man in those circumstances? Come on Parole Board do better.Come on Mr. Governor, stand up and do the right thing. Come on Mr. DA., lets have a new trial.

  335. Please save Troy Davis. We need to stand up and do the right thing. There is just too much doubt. He could very well be an innocent man. So not only did a murder and travesty happened some twenty years ago, it is deja vous. I was only a teenager and never even knew of Troy Davis but for the past few years i have been following his case and there are so many unanswered questions. Can we be sure we are punishing the right man in this particular case when 7 of 9 original witnesses recanted their testimony? My god, someone needs to step up and save troy Davis. where is a miracle when you need one? God, Governor, DA, President.. Someone, anyone, save Troy Davis.

  336. This is sending a green light to police throughout the US that they can twist as many arms as needed and get away with legal murder. In San Fransisco they act as Jugde, Jury and Executioners on the transit system. In New York they carry automatic rifles on the subways. I am not suprised by the decision of the parole board because most of them are retired police officers. When they promised that no one would be executed where there was doubt about guilt that was before the had three new members added.

  337. Why would a Christian call another believer an idiot? What does your Bible and your god have to say about that!? Rhetorical. Like I said before, hope you are praying for his salvation, as God would that none should perish, but all come to repentance ..so be about my Father’s business and pray, Brian, for Troy’s spiritual salvation, that is unless you believe he is beyond the reach of the Blood of Jesus, and that he doesn’t deserve the free gift of salvation that Jesus paid for all of us killers, theives, fornicators, etc.

  338. Stephanie…your comments are laced with sarcasm and hatred and yes I rejoiced whenever the murderer of my dad was killed…..he got what he deserved…
    .Exodus 21:12 12] He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death
    and as far as the word idiot goes….Webster defines idiot as….a foolish or stupid person…… and that applies to anybody who wants to set a convicted killer free…..he had his day in court…..God is pro capital punishment……and there are still 2 witnesses that says he pulled the trigger…..and thank God they haven't given in to the pressure like 7 of them did….they need to go to jail for perjury…..if they lied…..

    God's arm is not short Stephanie and the my Bible says that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved….that includes Troy…..because Jesus died for EVERYONE….and anyone can become a Christian….if they believe……..and NOBODY including murderers is beyond reach….Look what King David did….he had Uriah murdered…..David repented…and God said to him that David was a man after his own heart….so don't go there with your sarcasm….Jesus died for everyone Stephanie……and it's up to Troy Davis as to whether he accepts the free gift of salvation…..I hope his soul is ready…..I don't wish hell on NOBODY!!! It's hot and it last forever…..contrary to what the Catholics teach about purgatory….

    and people that holler race…..that's an idiot to because 2 out 5 members of the parole board are black….so that's a dumb excuse….anybody that kills anybody regardless of race deserves to be put to death…..including Casey Anthony….Elisa Baker….whom are both white women….

    and read the New Testament Roman 13:2 Stephanie….Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    so I'm concerned abut you….God gave us laws and commandments….and put the government in charge….so those who resist the powers that God has instituted are resisting the ordinances of God….and therefore they will receive damnation…

    God spoke to Paul to write it….so I would be careful going against what God has ordained….I rejoice that God's ordinances are being carried out by those higher powers….the government…nobody is above the law…..

  339. Corinne Johnston. Brian does speak up and take up for the Word of God, simply because His Word is the true and final Word honey, and if God didn't want us to believe the Bible He would never had preserved it for the last several thousand years.

    God has given us the awesome gift of grace through his precious Son, if we choose to accept it. No we don't deserve heaven, but Jesus made us all a way because He gave His life, so that we all could be saved through His blood.

    and by the way, every doctor that performs abortions will stand before God guilty of murder, because in Proverbs 6:17, He hates hands that shed innocent blood, and just look at the millions of innocent babies that have been slaughtered since the Supreme Court ok'ed legalized murder.

    My sympathies to you Corrine. You must be a miserable person on the inside.

  340. This is about a real person being executed by the State of Georgia. It really isn't much differnt than the days of lynch law. A police officer is killed by a black man. So killing any black man will do. That's what the forces of law and order are saying. I guess the only difference is they are using a legal system instead of a mob, rope and tree.

  341. Stephanie…your comments are laced with sarcasm and hatred and yes I rejoiced whenever the murderer of my dad was killed…..he got what he deserved…
    .Exodus 21:12 12] He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death
    and as far as the word idiot goes….Webster defines idiot as….a foolish or stupid person…… and that applies to anybody who wants to set a convicted killer free…..he had his day in court…..God is pro capital punishment……and there are still 2 witnesses that says he pulled the trigger…..and thank God they haven’t given in to the pressure like 7 of them did….they need to go to jail for perjury…..if they lied…..

    God’s arm is not short Stephanie and the my Bible says that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved….that includes Troy…..because Jesus died for EVERYONE….and anyone can become a Christian….if they believe……..and NOBODY including murderers is beyond reach….Look what King David did….he had Uriah murdered…..David repented…and God said to him that David was a man after his own heart….so don’t go there with your sarcasm….Jesus died for everyone Stephanie……and it’s up to Troy Davis as to whether he accepts the free gift of salvation…..I hope his soul is ready…..I don’t wish hell on NOBODY!!! It’s hot and it last forever…..contrary to what the Catholics teach about purgatory….

    and people that holler race…..that’s an idiot to because 2 out 5 members of the parole board are black….so that’s a dumb excuse….anybody that kills anybody regardless of race deserves to be put to death…..including Casey Anthony….Elisa Baker….whom are both white women….

    and read the New Testament Roman 13:2 Stephanie….Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    so I’m concerned abut you….God gave us laws and commandments….and put the government in charge….so those who resist the powers that God has instituted are resisting the ordinances of God….and therefore they will receive damnation…

    God spoke to Paul to write it….so I would be careful going against what God has ordained….I rejoice that God’s ordinances are being carried out by those higher powers….the government…nobody is above the law…..

  342. Corinne Johnston. Brian does speak up and take up for the Word of God, simply because His Word is the true and final Word honey, and if God didn’t want us to believe the Bible He would never had preserved it for the last several thousand years.

    God has given us the awesome gift of grace through his precious Son, if we choose to accept it. No we don’t deserve heaven, but Jesus made us all a way because He gave His life, so that we all could be saved through His blood.

    and by the way, every doctor that performs abortions will stand before God guilty of murder, because in Proverbs 6:17, He hates hands that shed innocent blood, and just look at the millions of innocent babies that have been slaughtered since the Supreme Court ok’ed legalized murder.

    My sympathies to you Corrine. You must be a miserable person on the inside.

  343. This is about a real person being executed by the State of Georgia. It really isn’t much differnt than the days of lynch law. A police officer is killed by a black man. So killing any black man will do. That’s what the forces of law and order are saying. I guess the only difference is they are using a legal system instead of a mob, rope and tree.

  344. I feel like this is a joke. I feel that this man does not need to be executed. Now if WE ALL WERE CERTAIN HE WAS GULITY(LIKE WE ALL KNEW CASEY ANTHONY WAS) THEN I WOULD BE SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE. This is unjustified and sad. My prayers are with the family. OAN: I find it sad to see individuals who clearly are biased in some aspect stating that he is down right guilty. I believe in bad karma. Things happen for a reason. So all of the individuals that are happy to see a potentially innocent man die, may God help you

  345. I feel like this is a joke. I feel that this man does not need to be executed. Now if WE ALL WERE CERTAIN HE WAS GULITY(LIKE WE ALL KNEW CASEY ANTHONY WAS) THEN I WOULD BE SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE. This is unjustified and sad. My prayers are with the family. OAN: I find it sad to see individuals who clearly are biased in some aspect stating that he is down right guilty. I believe in bad karma. Things happen for a reason. So all of the individuals that are happy to see a potentially innocent man die, may God help you.

  346. Brain,
    exactly what did I say that is laced with hatred? Sarcasm, yes. I know who I am in Christ so I have no hatred whatsoever in my heart toward anyone including you. The whole thing is a sad situation. have no problem with God's law, the problem arises when folk pick and choose to whom it will be applied! If it was across the board-no problem!
    It sounds as if you have yet to forgive the person that murdered your dad. When it comes to Troy, it sounds as if those feelings are being put off on him! So why are you rejoicing at the fact that he is being put to death when it does not affect you one way or the other? Have you forgiven the man that destroyed your childhood and as I asked before, and I am being very serious. Are you praying for Troy's salvation, because in the end that is all that matters. There are only two categories of people: The SAVED and the LOST. So when you accuse me of being hateful, it is a lie! I don't have time for hate. Life is too short and only what we do for Christ will last. If folk read my posts and read your post and compared them, where do you think they would feel hatred in between the lines? How do you feel when you see the rich being above the law? Do you rejoice then? No one is resistng the powers that govern…on second thought, where would people of color be if no one resisted Jim Crow law's… Where would people of color be riding if Rosa Parks did not resist the powers that be? Where would our education system for people of color be if the lie of Separate but equal were still in effect? This is all unfairness carried out by the powers that be. You can not do evil and say that you are carrying out justice in the name of God. I promise you, none of the people involved in this case had the Lord God on the mind. As I stated before the powers that be are because God ordained them. Think about what you are saying the next time Obama does something that America disagrees with. Should we all shout that he is an agent acting on behalf of God. I think not! Do you see the point I am trying to make? With that said, should people have fought the powers that be for equal rights, although the unjust laws were the law of the land? ….by the way , no need to be concerned about me, if you are trying to imply that I am on my way to the Lake of Fire, here's a new's flash for you. GOD WIL NOT SEND HIS HOLY SPIRIT THERE! I have been born from above, ie born again and according to HIS WORD, I am sealed until the day of redemption! Be careful when trying to tell God/His child who belongs to Him and who doesn't. I would take serious issue with someone lying to my children and telling them that their dad is not really their dad, as I sure you would too! Not once have I questioned your faithfulness to God, you heart issues, yes, but your profession as a believer, no. I expect the same from you as a fellow believer. God's law is above the law of the land! Be Blessed and stop being so mean by calling people idiots, it's not becoming of a Christian.

  347. Just read your Webster definition concerning idiot… a fool/stupid person has said in his heart there is no God…idiot I am not!

  348. Ok Brian sounds like an old racist white man. Brian you haven't read up on this case, I have been following it for years. While no one but God knows if Troy is guilty, it is not up to man to kill someone who is potentially innocent! There is too much doubt! Too Much Doubt!!!!

  349. My sympathies to u Stephanie….a stupid person works against God's ordinances….

    Roman 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    this is my last visit to this page…so don't waste time responding….I tried to show you the light….but you choose to resist the power….and by doing that….you resist the ordinance God has established…

    Justice will be served in less than 4 hours….and then we all can forget Troy Davis and move on with our lives…..

    I hope you will be tuned into CNN for breaking news say at about 7:09….and then you will find out God's ordinance has prevailed!!

    God bless the State of Georgia, and each state that has and upholds the death penalty!!

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  352. I do not support the capital punishment… not to kill Troy Davis and to let it live, s' you like it!

  353. To Suzie 6th comment. You have not read everything related to Troy Davis' case. There was not any DNA or gunshot residue evidence to convict this man. This clearly is a case of hurry up and prosecute somebody anybody for the death of officer McPhail. Forensic evidence was not a new process back in the early 90s. I don't know if you are familiar with a reality crime program called Forensic Files. In this I am referencing there was a woman who was sexually assaulted stabbed over 30 times and left for dead. She survived and picked her attacker out of a lineup. She was 100% sure it was the guy, but forensic evidence pointed to another man who turned out to be the attacker. My point is there is not any reason to rely solely on eyewitness testimony with all the forensic technology that exist.

  354. No sympathies necessary brother Brian, I am heaven bound!
    So let us stop resisting the homosexaul agenda that our government is pushing through the nation…see my point. God Bless you and my sympathies to you as you never did answer the question as to whether or not you were praying for his salvation!
    Proverbs 24:16-18 Do not rejoice, I have nothing else to say.

  355. I feel like this is a joke. I feel that this man does not need to be executed. Now if WE ALL WERE CERTAIN HE WAS GULITY(LIKE WE ALL KNEW CASEY ANTHONY WAS) THEN I WOULD BE SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE. This is unjustified and sad. My prayers are with the family. OAN: I find it sad to see individuals who clearly are biased in some aspect stating that he is down right guilty. I believe in bad karma. Things happen for a reason. So all of the individuals that are happy to see a potentially innocent man die, may God help you

  356. I feel like this is a joke. I feel that this man does not need to be executed. Now if WE ALL WERE CERTAIN HE WAS GULITY(LIKE WE ALL KNEW CASEY ANTHONY WAS) THEN I WOULD BE SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE. This is unjustified and sad. My prayers are with the family. OAN: I find it sad to see individuals who clearly are biased in some aspect stating that he is down right guilty. I believe in bad karma. Things happen for a reason. So all of the individuals that are happy to see a potentially innocent man die, may God help you.

  357. By taking the life on someone, anyone, (even if they are murderers) makes us no better then the one of whom we are punishing.
    I think that it is neither humaine nor right.
    This isn't the middle ages, but the 21st century. Even if he is guilty, should he die for it without getting the chance to make amends?
    Everyone deserves a second chance. Everyone.

  358. Brain,
    exactly what did I say that is laced with hatred? Sarcasm, yes. I know who I am in Christ so I have no hatred whatsoever in my heart toward anyone including you. The whole thing is a sad situation. have no problem with God’s law, the problem arises when folk pick and choose to whom it will be applied! If it was across the board-no problem!
    It sounds as if you have yet to forgive the person that murdered your dad. When it comes to Troy, it sounds as if those feelings are being put off on him! So why are you rejoicing at the fact that he is being put to death when it does not affect you one way or the other? Have you forgiven the man that destroyed your childhood and as I asked before, and I am being very serious. Are you praying for Troy’s salvation, because in the end that is all that matters. There are only two categories of people: The SAVED and the LOST. So when you accuse me of being hateful, it is a lie! I don’t have time for hate. Life is too short and only what we do for Christ will last. If folk read my posts and read your post and compared them, where do you think they would feel hatred in between the lines? How do you feel when you see the rich being above the law? Do you rejoice then? No one is resistng the powers that govern…on second thought, where would people of color be if no one resisted Jim Crow law’s… Where would people of color be riding if Rosa Parks did not resist the powers that be? Where would our education system for people of color be if the lie of Separate but equal were still in effect? This is all unfairness carried out by the powers that be. You can not do evil and say that you are carrying out justice in the name of God. I promise you, none of the people involved in this case had the Lord God on the mind. As I stated before the powers that be are because God ordained them. Think about what you are saying the next time Obama does something that America disagrees with. Should we all shout that he is an agent acting on behalf of God. I think not! Do you see the point I am trying to make? With that said, should people have fought the powers that be for equal rights, although the unjust laws were the law of the land? ….by the way , no need to be concerned about me, if you are trying to imply that I am on my way to the Lake of Fire, here’s a new’s flash for you. GOD WIL NOT SEND HIS HOLY SPIRIT THERE! I have been born from above, ie born again and according to HIS WORD, I am sealed until the day of redemption! Be careful when trying to tell God/His child who belongs to Him and who doesn’t. I would take serious issue with someone lying to my children and telling them that their dad is not really their dad, as I sure you would too! Not once have I questioned your faithfulness to God, you heart issues, yes, but your profession as a believer, no. I expect the same from you as a fellow believer. God’s law is above the law of the land! Be Blessed and stop being so mean by calling people idiots, it’s not becoming of a Christian.

  359. stephanie i dont brian but i read in one of his comments above may God have mercy on the soul of troy davis
    seems as though he did answer your question.
    i keep my opinions private, however i enjoy reading others, and there have been some good things written both pro and con

    david

  360. Just read your Webster definition concerning idiot… a fool/stupid person has said in his heart there is no God…idiot I am not!

  361. Those folks hollering racism check with the Bureau of Justice Statistics

    1977-1998

    Total executions 598
    White 374
    Black 213
    Other 11

    every year, there were more whites executed than blacks, so you folks need to get it right before venting your hot air about race

  362. Ok Brian sounds like an old racist white man. Brian you haven’t read up on this case, I have been following it for years. While no one but God knows if Troy is guilty, it is not up to man to kill someone who is potentially innocent! There is too much doubt! Too Much Doubt!!!!

  363. My sympathies to u Stephanie….a stupid person works against God’s ordinances….

    Roman 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    this is my last visit to this page…so don’t waste time responding….I tried to show you the light….but you choose to resist the power….and by doing that….you resist the ordinance God has established…

    Justice will be served in less than 4 hours….and then we all can forget Troy Davis and move on with our lives…..

    I hope you will be tuned into CNN for breaking news say at about 7:09….and then you will find out God’s ordinance has prevailed!!

    God bless the State of Georgia, and each state that has and upholds the death penalty!!

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  366. I do not support the capital punishment… not to kill Troy Davis and to let it live, s’ you like it!

  367. To Suzie 6th comment. You have not read everything related to Troy Davis’ case. There was not any DNA or gunshot residue evidence to convict this man. This clearly is a case of hurry up and prosecute somebody anybody for the death of officer McPhail. Forensic evidence was not a new process back in the early 90s. I don’t know if you are familiar with a reality crime program called Forensic Files. In this I am referencing there was a woman who was sexually assaulted stabbed over 30 times and left for dead. She survived and picked her attacker out of a lineup. She was 100% sure it was the guy, but forensic evidence pointed to another man who turned out to be the attacker. My point is there is not any reason to rely solely on eyewitness testimony with all the forensic technology that exist.

  368. No sympathies necessary brother Brian, I am heaven bound!
    So let us stop resisting the homosexaul agenda that our government is pushing through the nation…see my point. God Bless you and my sympathies to you as you never did answer the question as to whether or not you were praying for his salvation!
    Proverbs 24:16-18 Do not rejoice, I have nothing else to say.

  369. I think this is bullshit they know that man did not kill that cop they just dont care about how other people feel about this FREE TROY DAVIS FREE TROY DAVIS FREE TROY DAVIS FREE TROY DAVIS ..

  370. By taking the life on someone, anyone, (even if they are murderers) makes us no better then the one of whom we are punishing.
    I think that it is neither humaine nor right.
    This isn’t the middle ages, but the 21st century. Even if he is guilty, should he die for it without getting the chance to make amends?
    Everyone deserves a second chance. Everyone.

  371. stephanie i dont brian but i read in one of his comments above may God have mercy on the soul of troy davis
    seems as though he did answer your question.
    i keep my opinions private, however i enjoy reading others, and there have been some good things written both pro and con

    david

  372. Those folks hollering racism check with the Bureau of Justice Statistics

    1977-1998

    Total executions 598
    White 374
    Black 213
    Other 11

    every year, there were more whites executed than blacks, so you folks need to get it right before venting your hot air about race

  373. I disagree with the death penalty as well, but, let's look at this scenario; when a mother can get away with the murder of her own babygirl and the courts has enough evidence against her to be found guilty and she still gets freedom; where is the justice for Troy Davis when 7 witnesses found him to be innocent as oppose to the mother who was found guilty in court period by the legal justice system, but was declared innocent due to the court and government's inability to declare her guilty even though evidence was staring them in the face. In either case life without parole should be given to the guilty person, but instead the government decides to take Troy's life away from him and let the baby murderer waltz free somewhere shopping or dancing. I believe that he was innocent!

  374. I think this is bullshit they know that man did not kill that cop they just dont care about how other people feel about this FREE TROY DAVIS FREE TROY DAVIS FREE TROY DAVIS FREE TROY DAVIS ..

  375. This entire situation is WRONG!!! I never heard of this 20+ years ago and only heard about it on Channel 2 this week. However, if Troy Davis DID NOT kill this officer then he should still be alive. IF he did and I do mean, IF which is a huge doubt to everyone, then life in prison should have been sufficient enough. ONLY God should be the one to take a life, I believe firmly that if you harm someone, then you should pay the price and stand up for what you have done. BUT, the judicial system is so backwards. Casey Anthony being the tramp she is KILLED HER BABY GIRL and is now a free woman to do what, strike again! Troy Davis, God will forgive you because He already has. I don’t care if someone is white, black, purple, orange or green with polka dots, tonight execution WAS WRONG!!!!!!!!

  376. You are so right! It's about life NOT color. This is an injustice. America is no better than the other countries they put down. America is no longer standing by her own constitutional
    standards, "We the people" suppose to be a role model for other nations, but who is following who?

  377. I disagree with the death penalty as well, but, let’s look at this scenario; when a mother can get away with the murder of her own babygirl and the courts has enough evidence against her to be found guilty and she still gets freedom; where is the justice for Troy Davis when 7 witnesses found him to be innocent as oppose to the mother who was found guilty in court period by the legal justice system, but was declared innocent due to the court and government’s inability to declare her guilty even though evidence was staring them in the face. In either case life without parole should be given to the guilty person, but instead the government decides to take Troy’s life away from him and let the baby murderer waltz free somewhere shopping or dancing. I believe that he was innocent!

  378. This entire situation is WRONG!!! I never heard of this 20+ years ago and only heard about it on Channel 2 this week. However, if Troy Davis DID NOT kill this officer then he should still be alive. IF he did and I do mean, IF which is a huge doubt to everyone, then life in prison should have been sufficient enough. ONLY God should be the one to take a life, I believe firmly that if you harm someone, then you should pay the price and stand up for what you have done. BUT, the judicial system is so backwards. Casey Anthony being the tramp she is KILLED HER BABY GIRL and is now a free woman to do what, strike again! Troy Davis, God will forgive you because He already has. I don’t care if someone is white, black, purple, orange or green with polka dots, tonight execution WAS WRONG!!!!!!!!

  379. You are so right! It’s about life NOT color. This is an injustice. America is no better than the other countries they put down. America is no longer standing by her own constitutional
    standards, “We the people” suppose to be a role model for other nations, but who is following who?

  380. juge before you decide to give davis death could you do me a favor look around of you to see if you are a perfect man who told you davis troy did that only one investigator could give us a positive answer is God today you kill davis tomorrow God gonna kill you may god bless you juge How do you feel when you see and you live that You are worst than him you should put him in jail for life what kind of heart do you have mechant sanguinaire assassins zenglendo san fanmi

  381. This Is Not Right ! How would You feel If You Got Accused For Something You Never Did ! && You Had To Die. SMFHH
    If He Was Whitee Yall Would Just Put Him In Jail For Lifee But Since He Black He Gotta Diee ! You Are Not God , Just Know Yall Havee A World Of Hell Ahead Of Yall.

  382. What a sad day this is for America…
    A man was executed for a crime where there was no physical evidence and 7 witnesses recanted statements.
    As a society we must stand up for our rights. This event has not only violated Troys rights but every American citizen. Be afraid that this type of justice may one day land on your door, that you will be accused guilty of something you did not do and put to death for it.
    For all of those who spoke out about this injustice, God bless, at least you exercised your rights, even those who were in favor of his death.
    It is an event that will make the forefathers of our great country roll over in their graves…is this really what they had in mind for our justice system???
    It is a gloomy, rainy and stormy here today…even the angels are crying!

  383. You guys should really read the timeline of the case instead of running around saying foeget the government and what not. There is doubt that Troy Davis could have been innocent and he was given time to prove his innocence, to the appeals court. He opted to take a lie dector test, which was denied. They never found the gun, but bullets matched to a previous crime Troy Davis was convicted of, the gun is probably somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean by now so whatever. I'm just saying I think the people were on Troy Davis' side not the evidence, he may have been a innocent man, or he may have been a cold hearted killer. We was not even born at the time or even old enough to really have understood what really happened when the case was being appealed. Troy Davis was out of time and options, do I think the justice system failed? Maybe they did. I was not their to tell, I did not see Troy Davis kill a man or not kill a man. I was not even born. It does not matter now what comes out tomorrow or ten years from now, you can not bring him back. May his soul rest in peace, and God have mercy on his soul, and those who may have failed him. Whats done is done. People need to stop with the rasism stuff.

  384. juge before you decide to give davis death could you do me a favor look around of you to see if you are a perfect man who told you davis troy did that only one investigator could give us a positive answer is God today you kill davis tomorrow God gonna kill you may god bless you juge How do you feel when you see and you live that You are worst than him you should put him in jail for life what kind of heart do you have mechant sanguinaire assassins zenglendo san fanmi

  385. When you appear in court you are suppose to be innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution starts with nine eyewitness and physical science. Now the whole case goes went down the toilet. The supposed match between bullet cases was deemed scientifically wrong after the trial. The witness now say they told the police what the police want to hear under threat of physical violence or jail. A signature on a statement by someone who can't read. A witness who could not have seen his face without the aid of the "Hubble telescope" A jail house snitch. Three witness' who say Red Coles did it one of which is a relative of Coles. Coles is one of remaining witness. The system now says well you now must prove your innocent before you can have a new trial? Why? because once convicted you must now prove your innocent. He may not have proven himself innocent but was he guilty beyond a reasonable doubt? This was a case where the police decided that Tory was guilty before doing an "Investigation". They were then able to find enough teenagers they could threaten and then brought this "testimony" to court as true. He deserved a new trial. Constance you need to open your eyes because after this more Troy Davis are on their way and you won't get much sympathy for being ignorant from anyone.

  386. This Is Not Right ! How would You feel If You Got Accused For Something You Never Did ! && You Had To Die. SMFHH
    If He Was Whitee Yall Would Just Put Him In Jail For Lifee But Since He Black He Gotta Diee ! You Are Not God , Just Know Yall Havee A World Of Hell Ahead Of Yall.

  387. What a sad day this is for America…
    A man was executed for a crime where there was no physical evidence and 7 witnesses recanted statements.
    As a society we must stand up for our rights. This event has not only violated Troys rights but every American citizen. Be afraid that this type of justice may one day land on your door, that you will be accused guilty of something you did not do and put to death for it.
    For all of those who spoke out about this injustice, God bless, at least you exercised your rights, even those who were in favor of his death.
    It is an event that will make the forefathers of our great country roll over in their graves…is this really what they had in mind for our justice system???
    It is a gloomy, rainy and stormy here today…even the angels are crying!

  388. You guys should really read the timeline of the case instead of running around saying foeget the government and what not. There is doubt that Troy Davis could have been innocent and he was given time to prove his innocence, to the appeals court. He opted to take a lie dector test, which was denied. They never found the gun, but bullets matched to a previous crime Troy Davis was convicted of, the gun is probably somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean by now so whatever. I’m just saying I think the people were on Troy Davis’ side not the evidence, he may have been a innocent man, or he may have been a cold hearted killer. We was not even born at the time or even old enough to really have understood what really happened when the case was being appealed. Troy Davis was out of time and options, do I think the justice system failed? Maybe they did. I was not their to tell, I did not see Troy Davis kill a man or not kill a man. I was not even born. It does not matter now what comes out tomorrow or ten years from now, you can not bring him back. May his soul rest in peace, and God have mercy on his soul, and those who may have failed him. Whats done is done. People need to stop with the rasism stuff.

  389. When you appear in court you are suppose to be innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution starts with nine eyewitness and physical science. Now the whole case goes went down the toilet. The supposed match between bullet cases was deemed scientifically wrong after the trial. The witness now say they told the police what the police want to hear under threat of physical violence or jail. A signature on a statement by someone who can’t read. A witness who could not have seen his face without the aid of the “Hubble telescope” A jail house snitch. Three witness’ who say Red Coles did it one of which is a relative of Coles. Coles is one of remaining witness. The system now says well you now must prove your innocent before you can have a new trial? Why? because once convicted you must now prove your innocent. He may not have proven himself innocent but was he guilty beyond a reasonable doubt? This was a case where the police decided that Tory was guilty before doing an “Investigation”. They were then able to find enough teenagers they could threaten and then brought this “testimony” to court as true. He deserved a new trial. Constance you need to open your eyes because after this more Troy Davis are on their way and you won’t get much sympathy for being ignorant from anyone.

  390. i understand what your saying, every word. But he was proven guilty then thats why he was in jail. Now, he hasnt yet bein proved innocent thats why he was executed. I feel sorry for the guy and what happen, but im not ignorant and im not looking for sympathy from no one. I have no say so in this matter, all i have is my opinion and what i got from reading the articles. My eyes are open and i understand the whole situation there may be more Troy Davis's but by then hopefully the court system will be much better so this wont happen again if there is someone innocent on the line. But as of right now ive said what ive got to say and so did you.

  391. i understand what your saying, every word. But he was proven guilty then thats why he was in jail. Now, he hasnt yet bein proved innocent thats why he was executed. I feel sorry for the guy and what happen, but im not ignorant and im not looking for sympathy from no one. I have no say so in this matter, all i have is my opinion and what i got from reading the articles. My eyes are open and i understand the whole situation there may be more Troy Davis’s but by then hopefully the court system will be much better so this wont happen again if there is someone innocent on the line. But as of right now ive said what ive got to say and so did you.