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'It's Over': After Three Torturous Hours Strapped To The Chair Troy Davis Has Been Executed
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 21, 2011

Posted on 09/21/2011 8:26:56 PM PDT by Steelfish

'It's Over': After Three Torturous Hours Strapped To The Chair Troy Davis Has Been Executed Davis finally died at 11.08pm

All nine Supreme Court justices voted to deny the stay after taking more than four hours to come to their decision

Appeal had challenged ballistics linking Davis to the crime, and eyewitness testimony identifying Davis as the killer

Davis convicted of killing off duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 Defence lawyers say there is still 'lingering doubt' of Davis' guilt By HANNAH ROBERTS 22nd September 2011

Mental torture: The convicted murderer was sedated and strapped to the chair in the execution chamber before Georgia officials stopped the process minutes before the scheduled 7pm death

The execution of Troy Davis has gone ahead despite a dramatic intervention minutes before he was due to be put to death. The death row inmate was executed by lethal injection within an hour of the decision by US Supreme Court justices.

In a gruesome scene, the convicted murderer was said to be sedated and strapped to the chair in the execution chamber before Georgia officials stopped the process just before the scheduled 7pm death.

A last minute appeal by Davis' lawyers challenged ballistics linking the death row inmate to the 1989 murder of off-duty policeman Mark MacPhail and eyewitness testimony identifying Davis as the killer. After more than four hours the appeal was denied by the Supreme Court Justices. Five of nine Supreme Court judges were needed to stay the execution.

A statement issues by the Supreme Court read :'The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice (Clarence) Thomas and by him referred to the Court is denied'

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: capitalpunishment; copkiller; deathpenalty; execution; justice; leo; troydavis; zap
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1 posted on 09/21/2011 8:27:05 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

All nine.


2 posted on 09/21/2011 8:28:22 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Steelfish

Too bad they didn’t zap him with 66,000 volts instead.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 8:29:32 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: BunnySlippers

They aren’t even back to work yet. They don’t start until October...so I question it was all nine, too.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 8:30:56 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Steelfish

So I don’t understand why the media is referring to him as “Troy Davis.”

The street name he preferred to go by was “Rah” which stands for “Rough as Hell.”

The media doesn’t call “50 Cent” Curtis Jackson and they don’t call “Snoop Dogg” Calvin Broadus.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 8:31:06 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: Steelfish

On twitter liberals like Alec Baldwin are claiming that Michelle Malkin “killed” an innocent man LOL..funny how Baldwin doesn’t mention how liberal judges on the Supreme Court also denied him a stay in his execution..I guess he forgot that little tidbit


6 posted on 09/21/2011 8:31:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BunnySlippers

They’re all racists, all 9.


7 posted on 09/21/2011 8:31:42 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Steelfish
“In a gruesome scene, the convicted murderer was said to be sedated and strapped to the chair...”

Apparently, “gruesome” has a different meaning in the UK...

8 posted on 09/21/2011 8:31:48 PM PDT by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives - the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: Steelfish
In a gruesome scene, the convicted murderer was said to be sedated and strapped to the chair in the execution chamber...

Oh, the horror, it sounds about as gruesome as sedation dentistry.

9 posted on 09/21/2011 8:32:10 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: Steelfish

So, basically, all these killer-lovers achieved was to make the murderer sweat for a few more hours before he died. Well done, “Reverend” Al.


10 posted on 09/21/2011 8:32:35 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Steelfish

Ahhhhh, yes. A British publication........always quick to judge our “Capital Punishment” law.......but desired execution for the “Colonials”.


11 posted on 09/21/2011 8:32:35 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: Steelfish

One less Obama voter.


12 posted on 09/21/2011 8:32:35 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Steelfish

“In a gruesome scene, the convicted murderer was said to be sedated and strapped to the chair in the execution chamber”

Unlike his victim, who was given a kind, peaceful death.

(Seething sarcasm OFF)


13 posted on 09/21/2011 8:33:13 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Steelfish
Good. One less waste of oxygen.
14 posted on 09/21/2011 8:33:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: decal

>“In a gruesome scene, the convicted murderer was said to be sedated and strapped to the chair...”

Apparently, “gruesome” has a different meaning in the UK...<

But it wasn’t gruesome for these limey vaginas when foreigners burn their cities to the ground in the last riots.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 8:34:10 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Steelfish

16 posted on 09/21/2011 8:34:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Steelfish

Had someone make a snarky comment on FB about how she couldn’t believe that people could consider themselves pro-life and still support the death penalty.

Wanted to message back that I didn’t know that all 9 Supreme Court justices consider themselves pro-life.

Some people are just idiots.


17 posted on 09/21/2011 8:34:59 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Steelfish
In a gruesome scene, the convicted murderer was said to be sedated and strapped to the chair in the execution chamber before Georgia officials stopped the process just before the scheduled 7pm death.

Not near as gruesome as the scene Davis left behind in 1989.

18 posted on 09/21/2011 8:35:31 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: Meet the New Boss

The street name he preferred to go by was “Rah” which stands for “Rough as Hell.”

rah in Hebrew means wicked


19 posted on 09/21/2011 8:37:54 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: Steelfish

See ya.....


20 posted on 09/21/2011 8:38:38 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: decal

How about in a gruesome scene Troy Davis shot an innocent police officer in the chest and head at pointblank range.


21 posted on 09/21/2011 8:39:02 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: FormerACLUmember
"One less Obama voter."

Unfortunately, no... 'cause now, he's dead.

22 posted on 09/21/2011 8:39:08 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: ari-freedom

Are there any other sources than this rag?


23 posted on 09/21/2011 8:39:47 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: willgolfforfood

>”One less Obama voter.”

Unfortunately, no... ‘cause now, he’s dead.<

We are talking about Dems here...the same party which registers dead people to vote. Troy Davis WILL vote.


24 posted on 09/21/2011 8:41:58 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Drudge has up to date links.


25 posted on 09/21/2011 8:42:00 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: decal

Not to mention that legal injection uses a gurney, not a chair.


26 posted on 09/21/2011 8:43:13 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: ozzymandus

Kim Kardashian took a bold stand and tweeted her concern


27 posted on 09/21/2011 8:43:27 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: Steelfish
I fully support the death penalty.

I have not followed this case although I am aware that he killed an LEO.

If "cruel and unusual" can be quantified, then he being in the chair for three hours, was!

He has paid his debt with interest.

May the lord accept him.

28 posted on 09/21/2011 8:44:20 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: Steelfish
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Officer

Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, August 19, 1989

 


29 posted on 09/21/2011 8:44:37 PM PDT by txroadkill (Ghandi would have smacked 0bama in the head)
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To: Steelfish

RIP Officer Mark MacPhail.


30 posted on 09/21/2011 8:47:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gives them $535 million and they take "the fifth" when asked where it went.)
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To: highpockets
May the Lord accept him.

Or not.

31 posted on 09/21/2011 8:47:24 PM PDT by null and void (Day 974 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Steelfish

It’s a fairly easy way to die. Some pundit once observed that we reserve the best methods of death for the worst among us.


32 posted on 09/21/2011 8:47:45 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

More than a dozen courts have looked at Davis’ case and refused to overturn his death sentence.


33 posted on 09/21/2011 8:47:51 PM PDT by kabar
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To: max americana
They’re all racists, all 9.

How about the seven black jurors who convicted him?

34 posted on 09/21/2011 8:49:57 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

And who took, iirc, less than two hours to to do it (i.e.: convict).


35 posted on 09/21/2011 8:52:09 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Reddy

For liberals it’s a moral equivalency(innocence in the womb= convicted murderer)...libtards are amazing.


36 posted on 09/21/2011 8:53:23 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: highpockets
May the lord accept him.

I'm with you on that. He's paid the piper as he ought, and I don't think the Lord is quite as vengeful as we humans ... not least because people like Davis aren't a threat to Him, as they are to us.

37 posted on 09/21/2011 8:54:12 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Steelfish

Yet..... the Brits still burn effigies on the bonfires of Guy Fawkes every November 5th.

Penny for the Guy?


38 posted on 09/21/2011 8:54:47 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: Steelfish

Two words: good riddance.


39 posted on 09/21/2011 8:55:37 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: Steelfish

is he the one that requested a polygraph before he died?


40 posted on 09/21/2011 8:55:37 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Steelfish

Two words: good riddance.


41 posted on 09/21/2011 8:55:44 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: Steelfish

Not to be outdone, Texas executed the Byrd dragger tonight also. Perry didn’t want to seem softer than Georgia. I’m sure they will be a question about it tomorrow on Fox.


42 posted on 09/21/2011 8:57:36 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: Steelfish

Now if only Mumia Abu-Jamal would FINALLY meet the same fate. It’s only be 30 years.


43 posted on 09/21/2011 9:01:03 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Remember, remember, the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason, and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot
44 posted on 09/21/2011 9:03:39 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Steelfish
Sedated? I don't think Officer McPhail got that consideration.

One more cop killer on his way to hell.

45 posted on 09/21/2011 9:04:07 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: Steelfish

Good.


46 posted on 09/21/2011 9:09:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Steelfish
In a gruesome scene, the convicted murderer was said to be sedated and strapped to the chair in the execution chamber before Georgia officials stopped the process just before the scheduled 7pm death.

I'm pretty sure I undersatnd what the word "gruesome" means, and I'm really missing the "gruesome" aspects of this story. Note that they don't bother to apply the word to, say, the cold-blooded murder of Mark MacPhail. Wouldn't fit the agenda.

47 posted on 09/21/2011 9:12:04 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: kabar

U should see how Michelle Malkin is being attacked on twitter by Alec Baldwin(Who calls people who support Davis’s execution a bunch of “Right wing whackos”) he is calling for Malkin’s death on twitter..its absolutely disgusting..she didn’t do anything..all she did was make a dedication to the REAL victim here, Mark MacPhail who unfortunately many have forgotten about


48 posted on 09/21/2011 9:18:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: highpockets

“May the lord accept him.”

Satan had first dibs.


49 posted on 09/21/2011 9:20:13 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: chuckles
Not to be outdone, Texas executed the Byrd dragger tonight also. Perry didn’t want to seem softer than Georgia. I’m sure they will be a question about it tomorrow on Fox.

And Perry should say..."Before anyone from the press asks, I slept soundly last night, thank you."

50 posted on 09/21/2011 9:21:14 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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