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Supreme Court Rejects Davis Appeal

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Posted on Sep 21, 2011
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The Supreme Court has refused to stay the execution of Troy Davis. Davis was scheduled to be executed Wednesday night, but the Court delayed his lethal injection in order to consider the case. Davis’ execution is now expected at any moment.

Prison officials at 4:38 ET said to expect Davis’s execution within the half hour.

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NAACP President Ben Jealous, speaking on “Democracy Now!,” which is reporting live from the prison where Troy Davis was scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. Eastern time, said that he spoke with Davis’ lawyers and learned that the Supreme Court has delayed the execution. Davis could still be executed within minutes.

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By Rodney, September 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment
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Over the years my thinking has evolved with the death
penalty just as it has with gay marriage. I no longer
believe in it as two many innocent people have set free
who were wrongly convicted and whether of not you
receive it depends upon where you live and the color of
the skin of the victim. When you live by the rule of an
eye for an eye, we all wind up blind.

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By Allan Krueger, September 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm Link to this comment

There is certainly reasonable doubt about his guilt! The evidence is, at best, circumstantial! They should reopen the case!!!!!!!

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