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Large funeral for executed Ga. inmate Troy Davis
AP via Google News ^ | October 1, 2011 | By RUSS BYNUM

Posted on 10/01/2011 9:19:05 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than 1,000 family members and supporters have gathered in Georgia to say farewell to Troy Davis, who insisted even until his execution that he was innocent.

The Saturday funeral at Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah opened with a slideshow of photos of Davis in his blue-trimmed prison uniform with his mother, sister and other family members. Speakers at the service include Davis' nephew, Antone' De'Juan Davis-Correia, and the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Atlanta.

The 42-year-old Davis was executed Sept. 21 for the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Courts ultimately upheld his death sentence, despite emotional pleas for his life from thousands across the globe.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: copkiller; davis


1 posted on 10/01/2011 9:19:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: All

and if I were the victims family, I would urinate on this POS’s grave.


2 posted on 10/01/2011 9:21:03 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Courts ultimately upheld his death sentence, despite emotional pleas”

What the heck have emotional pleas got to do with justice?

Damn AP.


3 posted on 10/01/2011 9:21:24 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I'd like to contribute this deluxe model casket.

4 posted on 10/01/2011 9:24:22 AM PDT by Yankee (Welcome to Obama's Fourth Reich.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Pushing and instituting social justice negates guilt and allows the criminal who is now made out to be the victim to go free. Nice to see it didnt work here but the cretans who are cuasing this terminal cancer to spread in this country do not sleep.


5 posted on 10/01/2011 9:26:02 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Maverick68

Well, I’m not family of the victim’s family and happy this POS is burning in hell. Cop-killers are the worst. eFF HIM


6 posted on 10/01/2011 9:29:39 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Yankee

7 posted on 10/01/2011 9:32:44 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Maverick68

I’d be curious to see if Michael Moore attended...


8 posted on 10/01/2011 9:34:18 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia

Why did Troy Davis become a cause celebre for death penalty opponents, when these people said nothing about the execution of the killer of James Byrd?

Remember James Byrd was the black man who was dragged behind a truck. His killer, a white man, was executed the same day as Troy Davis. If death penalty opponents truly oppose executions of all kinds, that day was set up to give them a doubleheader sweep of capital punishment happening in America, which they allegedly oppose in all forms.

Yet nothing was said about the killer of James Byrd being put to death. They only had sympathy for the cop killer Troy Davis.

They certainly pick and choose which cases to make a cause celebre. Again, if they really oppose capital punishment for any case, there should have been protests about the killer of James Byrd as well. Just saying.............


9 posted on 10/01/2011 10:10:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wish the burial would a garbage truck backing up to the prison morgue, opening the trash doors and the body being thrown into it, the compacter actuated and the doors closed. Truck drives off to the city dump to dispose of this seething pile of crap.

Do I have compassion.....HELL NO!


10 posted on 10/01/2011 10:13:15 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gosh, wish I could be there to mourn and cry....got my hot onion in my hankerchief all ready.....(sarc). Well at least we’ll be able to see idiots on parade if nothing else. Amazing......:(


11 posted on 10/01/2011 10:30:13 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"...who insisted even until his execution that he was innocent."

Miscarriages of justice are rare, especially in a case like this that goes to the top and holds together all the way. It is the de facto claim of most murderers that they are innocent. These are people who have very little concept of blaming themselves, their problems always come from the hands of others.

The bizarre affection campaign that sprung up around Davis certainly didn't help him come to the place of admitting that he murdered someone. How do you let all those admirers down by telling them they were duped fools?

12 posted on 10/01/2011 10:32:11 AM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Glad you posted this......HELLO all you, ahem, mourners.....there’s a picture of a DEAD POLICE OFFICER and you’re dead hero is responsible!! These bleeding hearts with an IQ equal to or lower than my shoe size make me sick!!


13 posted on 10/01/2011 10:34:41 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: ErnBatavia
does the against the death penalty called for clemency by Lawrence Brewer affiliated to the KKK...???..
14 posted on 10/01/2011 11:59:28 AM PDT by californian by choice
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“....who insisted even until his execution that he was innocent.”

Not a wise position to maintain when you’re about to meet your Maker! First John 1:9 says “If we CONFESS our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.” How can ANYONE turn down an offer like THAT?!


15 posted on 10/01/2011 12:12:36 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Maverick68
Bottom line ....

It was his FUNERAL. Case Closed

16 posted on 10/01/2011 12:17:10 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

And they will all yell ‘’PISS ON HIS VICTIM’’ in unison.


17 posted on 10/01/2011 2:01:10 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They certainly pick and choose ...

The 'key' to the 'why' is to delineate properly the 'who'.

18 posted on 10/02/2011 7:33:10 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: DH
I wish the burial would a garbage truck backing up to the prison morgue, opening the trash doors and the body being thrown into it, the compacter actuated and the doors closed. Truck drives off to the city dump to dispose of this seething pile of crap.

That kind of thing only happens to people like this:

John “Jack” Wheeler III, Former Bush Aide, Regan Official, Murdered


19 posted on 10/02/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Were any children sacrificed at the funeral?


20 posted on 10/02/2011 7:39:24 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Tucker39; Oldeconomybuyer
“....who insisted even until his execution that he was innocent.”

However, that's not what he 'insisted' right after he went up and shot the cop in the face, just because the first bullet hadn't killed him.

21 posted on 10/02/2011 7:40:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Dawgreg

Speaking of supporting known murderers, where is that ‘Mumia’ guy these days?

Working in the White House?


22 posted on 10/02/2011 7:41:58 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: tx_eggman
It was his FUNERAL. Case Closed

True.

But what is being discussed is why so many worshipped this murderer, and why the media chooses to popularize the willing ignorance of the masses.

Not that the answer isn't obvious.

23 posted on 10/02/2011 7:47:17 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: tx_eggman
(oops, I see an error in my communication)

Not Even though the answer is obvious.

24 posted on 10/02/2011 7:50:59 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL......probably. I’m skeered to ask.....:)


25 posted on 10/02/2011 7:58:34 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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