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Parole Board Denies Clemency For Troy Davis

09/20/2011 6:51 am 6 comments

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The state Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday has denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis after hearing pleas for mercy from Davis’ family and calls for his execution by surviving relatives of a murdered Savannah police officer.

Davis’ case has already taken more unexpected turns than just about any death-penalty case in Georgia history and his innocence claims have attracted international attention. Its resolution was postponed once again when the parole board late Monday announced it would not be making an immediate decision as to whether Davis should live or die.

Davis, 42, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. He was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah Police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail.

To read this article in its entirety visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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  • http://nefariousnewt.blogspot.com NefariousNewt

    God have mercy on us, for we have none on ourselves. What profit in killing a man, guilty or innocent? Our greatest admonition is against taking the life of another, and yet, somehow, the State, which represents all of us, somehow has greater moral authority than even God in condemning a man to death. This sickens me.

  • http://nefariousnewt.blogspot.com NefariousNewt

    God have mercy on us, for we have none on ourselves. What profit in killing a man, guilty or innocent? Our greatest admonition is against taking the life of another, and yet, somehow, the State, which represents all of us, somehow has greater moral authority than even God in condemning a man to death. This sickens me.

  • http://nefariousnewt.blogspot.com NefariousNewt

    God have mercy on us, for we have none on ourselves. What profit in killing a man, guilty or innocent? Our greatest admonition is against taking the life of another, and yet, somehow, the State, which represents all of us, somehow has greater moral authority than even God in condemning a man to death. This sickens me.

  • http://nefariousnewt.blogspot.com NefariousNewt

    God have mercy on us, for we have none on ourselves. What profit in killing a man, guilty or innocent? Our greatest admonition is against taking the life of another, and yet, somehow, the State, which represents all of us, somehow has greater moral authority than even God in condemning a man to death. This sickens me.

  • Guest

    I hear what you are saying, but what is your plan? Do you want to personally write a check to pay to house and feed & keep this violent individual segregated from the world? No? Me either. How about letting him moving in with you at your house? Maybe he can earn his keep by babysitting your kids. No? Hmmmmm. So now what? Most of us would love to eradicate the death penalty but I don’t have a plan to take it’s place. Do you? In the mean time I try to teach my kids to stay out of trouble and that even just being with the wrong people at the wrong time can get you into serious trouble.

  • http://nefariousnewt.blogspot.com NefariousNewt

    Plan? Do you realize how ridiculous what yo just wrote is? We simply end the barbaric and Medieval use of execution as a punishment. Put them away in prison for life. It’s that simple. Yes, it will cost money. Yes it’s inconvenient. So is everything that is attached to an organized society! It means that each and every one of us, to enjoy the blessing of such a society, must part of the responsibility and the cost.

    If we agree with the proposition that it is morally reprehensible to take the life of a person, than the State should have no greater moral authority to do so than the people who make up its constituency. Where we hand the State the power to execute, we tacitly approve of murder in all our names. I cannot live with that on my conscience, and I find it deplorable that so many others can.

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