Troy Davis

Troy Davis, a black man, is due to be executed in Georgia tonight. Seven of nine witnesses against him have changed or recanted their testimony. There is no other evidence against him. The Georgia Board of Paroles has refused to grant clemency. Today the Georgia Supreme Court refused to grant a stay until the US Supreme Court can look at the case. Have these people no shame?

The loss here of course is greatest for Troy Davis and his family.

But there is also a tremendous loss for all Americans. The likelihood that an innocent person is about to be executed should have us all shaking in our boots. If the legal process is unable to prevent such a miscarriage of justice we should be questioning why anyone would think we have such a great system of government.

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