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Hoped request for polygraph would halt planned 7pm execution in Georgia

Davis convicted of killing off duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989

State pardons board threw out appeal for clemency yesterday

Defence lawyers say there is still 'lingering doubt' of Davis' guilt

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian join calls for execution to be called off

1 posted on 09/21/2011 10:36:44 AM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

Don’t kill people and you won’t get killed back......


2 posted on 09/21/2011 10:38:30 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Niuhuru

That still leaves the Phila copkiller Mumia still drawing breath.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 10:39:41 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Niuhuru

Wait, Kim Kardashian has weiged in against it? OK, let’s call the whole thing off.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 10:41:07 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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6 posted on 09/21/2011 10:44:33 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Niuhuru
It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.

Dear Georgia officials;
I'm sure that anyone in a position of power in the Great Lone-Star State will be more than happy to help and advise you on how to handle these sort of cases. Although I do not claim to know any of these Texas officials personally; I can say with a certain amount of confidence that such help will be given freely, cordially and politely. Texas is pretty good at making the world a better place, one inmate at a time.

7 posted on 09/21/2011 10:45:42 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Niuhuru

Lie detector tests are like flipping in coin in how accurate they are.


8 posted on 09/21/2011 10:47:17 AM PDT by Revel
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At 7:30 He can take it up with GOD. . . . . .
Strike that; he will be begging lucifer for more ice water. . . . . . . .
9 posted on 09/21/2011 10:49:48 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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What is ironic about this case is that the sheriff deputy he killed (not allegedly killed) was in hot pursuit of him for shooting a man in the face. The media never mentions the fact that it was undisputed that this thug shot a man in the face just before he killed the sheriff deputy. Tookie Williams will be glad to show you around hell, Troy.


24 posted on 09/21/2011 11:18:43 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Niuhuru

How has it been determined that he shot another man in the face? Was a bullet removed from that victim?
Was a bullet removed from the deputy?
Were the bullets matched by forensics? At the very least, the bullets are physical evidence.


32 posted on 09/21/2011 11:35:19 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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From Wikipedia:

Although the murder weapon was not recovered, ballistic evidence presented at trial tied bullets recovered at or near the scene to those at another shooting in which Davis was also charged. Davis was convicted of murder and various lesser charges, including the earlier shooting, and sentenced to death in August 1991. On the evening of August 18, 1989, Davis briefly attended a pool party hosted by a friend. As he left with his friend Darrell Collins, the occupants of a passing car yelled obscenities at them.[6] Michael Cooper, a passenger in the other car, was shot in the face, allegedly by Davis.[7] Davis and Collins continued on, and later met Sylvester "Redd" Coles, who was arguing with a homeless man, Larry Young, over a beer.[6][8] Off-duty policeman Mark MacPhail was working as a security guard at a Burger King restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.[9] MacPhail, age 27, the son of a U.S. Army colonel, was married with a 2-year old daughter and an infant son. He had joined the Savannah Police Department in 1986 following six years of military service as an army ranger. MacPhail had worked for three years as a regular patrol officer and in the summer of 1989 had applied to train as a mounted policeman.[10] At about 1:15 am, seeking to help Young who was being attacked in a nearby parking lot, MacPhail was killed. He had been shot twice, once through the heart and once in the face, without drawing his gun.[6][8][11][12] No physical evidence from the crime was retrieved, apart from the bullets and shell casings, which were determined to have come from a .38-caliber pistol. Witnesses to the shooting agreed that a man in a white shirt had struck Young and then shot MacPhail.[6]

Just bad luck I guess that the guy he shot earlier happened to be with bullets that matched with those used later to shoot the security guard/police officer.

38 posted on 09/21/2011 11:46:26 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Niuhuru

The polygraph is easily fooled by sociopaths.


44 posted on 09/21/2011 12:08:47 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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