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  • The death penalty: valid yet targeted

    10/27/2011 9:52:42 AM PDT · by american_steve · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2011 | David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew Grossman
    No serious constitutional argument can be made against the death penalty. The endless campaigns to ban it cost taxpayers millions to defend. By David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew Grossman On the September night that the state of Georgia put Troy Davis to death, a crowd of several hundred gathered at the Supreme Court in Washington to protest America's continued practice of capital punishment. But they were in the wrong place. The protesters should have assembled 600 miles southeast, in Atlanta.
  • In Georgia, crowd of more than 1,000 mourns at Troy Davis’ funeral (Eulogized as a martyr)

    10/02/2011 7:08:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Troy Davis’ funeral in Savannah, Ga., yesterday attracted more than 1,000 mourners, according to the Associated Press and The Washington Times. Sent to death row 20 years ago as a convicted cop killer, Troy Davis was celebrated as “martyr and foot soldier” Saturday by more than 1,000 people who packed the pews at his funeral and pledged to keep fighting the death penalty.Family, activists and supporters who spent years trying to persuade judges and Georgia prison officials that Davis was innocent were unable to prevent his execution Sept. 21. But the crowd that filled Savannah’s Jonesville Baptist Church on Saturday...
  • Troy Davis mourned as a martyr by 1,000 in Georgia

    10/01/2011 6:53:26 PM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    More than 1,000 people packed the pews of a church in this Georgia coastal city Saturday for the funeral of Troy Davis, whose execution for the murder of a Savannah police officer despite his claims of innocence sparked protests around the world and led to a renewed campaign to abolish the death penalty in the U.S. Davis was celebrated as "martyr and foot soldier" by family, activists and supporters who spent years trying to persuade judges and Georgia prison officials that Davis was innocent but were unable to prevent his execution Sept. 21. The crowd that filled Savannah's Jonesville Baptist...
  • Troy Anthony Davis ~ R.I.P (BARF!)

    09/23/2011 9:26:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 21, 2011 | CrnaLisica
    I think I'm gonna hurl.
  • 'It's Over': After Three Torturous Hours Strapped To The Chair Troy Davis Has Been Executed

    09/21/2011 8:26:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 21, 2011
    '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...
  • There Is No Travesty of Justice in Georgia. Execute Troy Davis

    09/22/2011 11:36:53 AM PDT · by freespirited · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/21/11 | Eric Erickson
    Tonight the United States Supreme Court declined to stay Troy Davis’s execution. He will, by the time many of you are reading this, be dead. There were no expressions of dissent or objection from any of the 9 members of the Supreme Court. ———————- I like Guy Benson a lot, but his column on Troy Davis got my blood pressure up. I’m hearing a lot from people opposed to Troy Davis’s execution that there is no physical evidence in the case — and a whole lot of other hoo-haa. First of all, let’s set out that the case has been...
  • Troy Davis executed in Georgia

    09/21/2011 9:10:07 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 114 replies
    (CBS/AP)  JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death. Defiant to the end, he told relatives of Mark MacPhail that his 1989 slaying was not his fault. "I did not have a gun," he insisted.
  • Davis case: source for 34 witnesses figure?

    09/21/2011 10:49:14 PM PDT · by sthguard · 28 replies
    Vanity | 9/22/01 | Vanity
    Ann Coulter's excellent column on the Troy Davis brouhaha mentioned that there were 34 witnesses, not 9 like the Left keeps insisting. Has anyone come across legal documents to back up that number?
  • BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block execution of Troy Davis.

    09/21/2011 7:32:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 75 replies
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  • US parole board accuses Amnesty NZ of DDoS attack, blocks server

    09/21/2011 7:10:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    National Business Review ^ | 9/22/11 | Alex Walls
    UPDATED: Amnesty NZ's emails petitioning for clemency for Troy Davis were "most definitely not" a DDoS attack, Brett Roberts has said. The former Microsoft NZ Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and current director of technology and business consultancy BusinessIQ said the US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) defined a DDoS attack as when an attacker "attempts to prevent legitimate users accessing information or services." He said using this definition, the Parole Board was "drawing a very long bow indeed", since the intention of the emails was to petition for clemency, rather than prevent legitimate use of the server. Amnesty NZ said it...
  • Troy Davis execution delayed while supreme court considers stay

    09/21/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Ed Pinkinton
    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...
  • Ann Coulter: COP-KILLER IS MEDIA'S LATEST BABY SEAL (Going Clubing)

    09/21/2011 3:08:38 PM PDT · by Syncro · 35 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | September 21, 2011 | Ann Coulter
      COP-KILLER IS MEDIA'S LATEST BABY SEAL September 21, 2011For decades, liberals tried persuading Americans to abolish the death penalty, using their usual argument: hysterical sobbing. Only when the media began lying about innocent people being executed did support for the death penalty begin to waver, falling from 80 percent to about 60 percent in a little more than a decade. (Silver lining: That's still more Americans than believe in man-made global warming.) Fifty-nine percent of Americans now believe that an innocent man has been executed in the last five years. There is more credible evidence that space aliens have...
  • Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence

    09/21/2011 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.
  • Ga. inmate wants polygraph test before execution

    09/20/2011 9:17:53 PM PDT · by americanophile · 61 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | September 20, 2011 | GREG BLUESTEIN
    ATLANTA (AP) — Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed for a murder he insists he did not commit. He lost his most realistic chance to avoid lethal injection on Tuesday, when Georgia's pardons board rejected his appeal for clemency. As his scheduled 7 p.m. Wednesday execution neared, his backers resorted to far-fetched measures. They asked prisons officials to let him to take a polygraph test; urged prison workers to strike or call in sick; asked prosecutors to block the execution and they even considered a desperate appeal for...
  • Supreme Court issues stay of execution for Troy Davis

    09/23/2008 2:36:57 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 450+ views
    Excerpt - The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a stay of execution for Troy Anthony Davis less than two hours before he was to be put to death by lethal injection. ~ snip ~