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Troy Davis execution delayed while supreme court considers stay
The Guardian ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Ed Pinkinton

Posted on 09/21/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

The execution of Troy Davis was delayed temporarily by the US supreme court on Wednesday night in a dramatic intervention just as he was due to be put to death by lethal injection.

The last-minute decision caused confusion outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where family, supporters and civil rights campaigners broke into celebration as they believed the court had granted Davis a stay of execution.

But it quickly emerged that the delay was only temporary, while the justices considered whether to issue a stay.

Until that moment it seemed almost certain that Davis would be executed, as the Georgia supreme court had rejected a last-ditch appeal by Davis's lawyers over the 1989 murder of off-duty policeman Mark MacPhail, for which Davis had been sentenced to death despite overwhelming evidence that the conviction is unreliable.

A Butts County superior court judge had also declined to stop the execution.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; execution; troydavis
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SKY News in UK quotes NY Times as saying that the execcution has been "halted".
1 posted on 09/21/2011 4:36:34 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Does this mean he gets two last meals before he visits Satan.


2 posted on 09/21/2011 4:40:17 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Beaten Valve
It was the only possible course of action for SCOTUS after it came to their attention that Kim Kardashian had taken up the case.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 4:41:54 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (Obama has created more jobs in soup kitchens than anyone since Jimmy Carter)
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To: Beaten Valve

TWITTER

GA prison official on Troy Davis: ‘We are in a delay, waiting for a decision from the US Supreme Court. There has not been a reprieve’

http://twitter.com/#!/BreakingNews


4 posted on 09/21/2011 4:42:48 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

It seems like the Supreme Court always waits until after it has had dinner before considering these last minute appeals.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 4:43:06 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Beaten Valve

With everything else that is going on, I don’t have all the facts in this case, but it seems to me that if the court jumped in at the last second after initially denying his appeal, then something must be up.


6 posted on 09/21/2011 4:43:25 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: Beaten Valve

not too quick here....

I’ve taken note of the stature of some who’ve argued for review.....not your typical wimps.

I’m researching to remind myself of who and when.


7 posted on 09/21/2011 4:43:35 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Beaten Valve

DOUCHEBAGS! How much longer must this family be made to suffer!!!


8 posted on 09/21/2011 4:45:47 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Beaten Valve

Enough is enough. Put him to death no matter what Ruth Bader Ginsberg says from now on.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 4:48:35 PM PDT by montag813
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To: All

For anyone who wants to understand the facts of this case here is Judge Moore’s order in which he painstakingly lays out the evidence including the supposed “recantations” offered up by the anti-death penalty lawyers:

http://www.gasd.uscourts.gov/pdf/409cv00130_92part1.pdf

http://www.gasd.uscourts.gov/pdf/409cv00130_92part2.pdf


10 posted on 09/21/2011 4:48:50 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (Obama has created more jobs in soup kitchens than anyone since Jimmy Carter)
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To: Never on my watch

I read a blog report that said it was Clarence Thomas who was conducting the review...


11 posted on 09/21/2011 4:49:03 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Is he dead yet?


12 posted on 09/21/2011 4:50:07 PM PDT by Roger_Wildcat
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To: Beaten Valve

TWITTER Comments on Justice Thomas:

http://twitter.com/#!/search/clarence%20thomas


13 posted on 09/21/2011 4:51:34 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Justice for Officer McPhail! Let’s get this done!


14 posted on 09/21/2011 4:51:40 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: montag813

Unbelievably, I think it was Justice Thomas who asked for the delay.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 4:53:28 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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He is guilty as hell. Bloody clothes found at his house were deemed inadmissible because the cops had no warrant. They said his mom gave permission to search the house. She later lied and denied she had allowed the search. There were 34 witnesses. Media lies to the contrary, only two really recanted their testimony and the murderer refused to let them take the stand, lest their lawyer written recantations be subject to cross examination. If this guy lives, it is an appalling miscarriage of justice.


16 posted on 09/21/2011 4:54:09 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Meet the New Boss

A Kardashian suddenly worried about “justice”...


17 posted on 09/21/2011 4:55:10 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Beaten Valve

If only the Supreme Court was this fast when it came to protecting us from government force.


18 posted on 09/21/2011 4:56:54 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I’m okay if one of the Kardashians wants to trade places with Davis...


19 posted on 09/21/2011 4:57:03 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Tex-Con-Man

What is a Kardashian? Huh???


20 posted on 09/21/2011 5:00:22 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Beaten Valve

You have to admire the circular reasoning in item 10. His legal team has been able to get so many last minute postponements that executing him now amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Johnny Cash - The Mercy Seat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8CzFVm1Yio


21 posted on 09/21/2011 5:02:45 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Beaten Valve

Two things going on: (1) The American Appellate Judiciary intuitively favors those who inflict harm on our society;(2) American society , in general, has difficulty excreting its refuse.


22 posted on 09/21/2011 5:03:26 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Beaten Valve
Texas did it's execution tonight.

Lawrence Russell Brewer pronounced dead

Dragging death of James Byrd.

23 posted on 09/21/2011 5:04:24 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: Beaten Valve
Texas did it's execution tonight.

Lawrence Russell Brewer pronounced dead

Dragging death of James Byrd.

24 posted on 09/21/2011 5:04:24 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: SgtBob
What is a Kardashian?

Kim is the bimbo daughter of the now deceased shyster crook OJ lawyer Robert who helped hide evidence.

25 posted on 09/21/2011 5:04:45 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Alissa

I notice there’s no outcry over that one. Wonder why...


26 posted on 09/21/2011 5:09:17 PM PDT by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: Alissa
"Texas did it's execution tonight."

Applause!!!!

27 posted on 09/21/2011 5:12:19 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

I am 100. % for the death penalty.....I also researched this case to certain degree and I think the SCOTUS will stay this execution.....there are elements of this case that trouble me....I would rather err and wait than see a man put to death


28 posted on 09/21/2011 5:20:44 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Alissa

Yet somehow Kardasian didn’t oppose Brewers execution.


29 posted on 09/21/2011 5:22:03 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: RightFighter

Rhetorical I assume.


30 posted on 09/21/2011 5:22:48 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: RightFighter

“I notice there’s no outcry over that one. Wonder why...”

Why,
He
Is...he is..
Tell you what, after I
Eat, I’ll answer why there’s no uproar over THIS one.


31 posted on 09/21/2011 5:23:39 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 9/21/11, 412/487 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (Nov 6 2012))
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To: Christian4Bush

I’ll bet there are freepers reading this who feel that Byrd’s killers were more deserving of the death penalty than McPhail’s.


32 posted on 09/21/2011 5:26:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

See 26. A no brainer.


33 posted on 09/21/2011 5:27:05 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: Popman

Agree. The levels of courts are in a place for a reason, let our Constitution do its job.


34 posted on 09/21/2011 5:31:38 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Meet the New Boss; muir_redwoods

You might find this of interest what meet the New Boss posted regarding the basis of the Judge’s detailed explanation on why he did NOT stay the execution based on his thorough review of the entire case.


35 posted on 09/21/2011 5:38:37 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Popman
"I would rather err and wait"

It's been over twenty years. People in this country given the death penalty used to be executed within months of their sentence. How much longer do you think is needed?

36 posted on 09/21/2011 5:58:51 PM PDT by PerryBachmann2012
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To: PerryBachmann2012
Normally I'm try’em and fry’em kind of guy.....but this as I have examined it has some troubling aspects to it

I'd rather wait and make sure before we make this guy some sort of political martyr for the left to use

37 posted on 09/21/2011 6:09:41 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Beaten Valve

While the Supreme Court considers the stay, I wonder if he has enough time to become born again and write a Tookie Williams type children’s book as his next justification for keeping the executioner at bay.


38 posted on 09/21/2011 6:12:23 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Sorry, I forgot the /sarc tag.


39 posted on 09/21/2011 6:13:09 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Popman

Read Ann Coulter’s column and that should remove any doubts.


40 posted on 09/21/2011 6:16:59 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: chuckee

If you want his death, you are saying you’re OK before God with the murder of another man who’s not a danger to society in his current state.

If you leave him in that current state, you will face Jesus Christ without that death on your soul.

He’s no longer coming at anyone with deadly force, nor will he be in the future.

So what if he is born again (not my religion) - that just means one less soul snatched by satan, one more lost sheep back into Christ’s fold.

He will die and meet his maker - what’s the hurry, other than blood lust. The victim is likely in the arms of Christ - he don’t care, he’s in bliss. The family needs to come to truly see that too and to want to join him - with no blood on their hands, lest they’ll never see him.


41 posted on 09/21/2011 6:22:11 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
Romans 13:4

"For he (authority) 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."

42 posted on 09/21/2011 6:31:15 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

We have laws. The punishment for taking this life was death. He knew that and is guilty. I feel no guilt for my support of capital punishment nor sympathy for his life when he took another.

If you knew the Bible at all you would know Jesus didn’t spare the lives of the men who died beside him on the cross. He saved a soul but the punishment on this earth was accepted and taken.


43 posted on 09/21/2011 6:36:56 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: SgtBob
It's a kind of sweater, I think.

≤}B^)

44 posted on 09/21/2011 6:39:32 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: Beaten Valve
An interesting note on Clarence Thomas:

His first legal work involved working for the defendants in the Alday family murders. If anyone deserved the death penalty, it was Carl Issacs.

45 posted on 09/21/2011 6:39:53 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Popman
....there are elements of this case that trouble me..

What do you find troubling? The man shot to death an off-duty police officer right in front of numerous witnesses, all of whom testified under oath that Davis was the killer.

46 posted on 09/21/2011 6:44:19 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Hoodat

“...If anyone deserved the death penalty, it was Carl Issacs...”
-
Damn right.


47 posted on 09/21/2011 6:48:17 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a small monthly donor.)
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To: Erasmus

Bravo! I knew a true FReeper can smell a /sarc a mile away!

Winner, Erasmus! Semper Fi, Mac! ;>{)


48 posted on 09/21/2011 6:48:32 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Meet the New Boss

he’s as innocent as OJ, right Miss Kardashian?


49 posted on 09/21/2011 7:06:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: Beaten Valve

U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the stay, according to Davis’ lawyers.

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/georgia-supreme-court-rejects-1185593.html


50 posted on 09/21/2011 7:31:59 PM PDT by KStorm
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