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the_ignored
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Posted - 09/15/2011 :  22:37:13  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm sure you've all heard about this case by now, but in case you haven't:

This is Troy Davis's last chance.

Remember:

- 0 physical evidence
- 6 witnesses have recanted their testimonies
- 7 out of 9 witnesses say another committed the murder


He has a link to the amnesty international page where they have a petition posted. The case is discussed here.



>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.

Edited by - the_ignored on 09/15/2011 22:51:19

Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 09/20/2011 :  09:29:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by the_ignored

I'm sure you've all heard about this case by now, but in case you haven't:

This is Troy Davis's last chance.

Remember:

- 0 physical evidence
- 6 witnesses have recanted their testimonies
- 7 out of 9 witnesses say another committed the murder


He has a link to the amnesty international page where they have a petition posted. The case is discussed here.





His bid failed this morning.

His only hope now is clemency from the Governor of Georgia.

Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

Brother Cutlass of Reasoned Discussion
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Machi4velli
SFN Regular

USA
854 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  00:19:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Machi4velli a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like he was executed last night...

Wow, I can't believe this wasn't enough for him to get another appeal. I read the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act from 1996 made it impossible for death row inmates to introduce evidence that could have been introduced at the previous trial (I guess this includes claims that the witnesses were coerced by police). Sounds like a terribly reactionary (OKC bombing) law. That really needs exceptions for evidence that technically could have been introduced, but would have caused retaliation toward witnesses (e.g. one of the witnesses said she was coerced by police because she was on parole for a previous crime).

"Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people."
-Giordano Bruno

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge."
-Stephen Hawking

"Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable"
-Albert Camus
Edited by - Machi4velli on 09/22/2011 00:21:34
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  09:29:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Machi4velli

Looks like he was executed last night...

Wow, I can't believe this wasn't enough for him to get another appeal.
I can.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
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"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

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