Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One last chance

Back in April I posted about Troy Davis. See the post here.

Well it’s great news, the US Supreme Court has now ordered an evidentiary hearing for Davis.

Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail was murdered in 1991 and Davis was convicted of the crime though the authorities failed to produce any physical evidence or a murder weapon. Seven of the nine witnesses have now changed their initial testimonies and one of the remaining witnesses might even be the actual murderer.

See the full story here on the Amnesty International website. Thanks to everyone who voiced their concern that justice may not have been done and that Davis is owed at least the chance to be heard.

  Photo: Amnesty International solidarity for Troy Davis


  1. It just amazes me when people walk away from horrific crimes they commited and then someone like Troy Davis is railroaded. Frikken unfair I hope this end well.

  2. Let's hope the Supreme Court does the right thing, but be reminded that it's makeup at this moment is a law and order one.

  3. Brings to mind Hurricane Carter who now lives here in B.C.
    That railroad is still traveling pretty fast down some of those tracks.

  4. I've been following his story, too, and this is great GREAT news!

  5. Great new to hear for a change.

    P.S. Sorry I haven't been commenting, I tried the other day and Blogspot nearly went into meltdown on me. I think all is well now.

  6. Thanks for this - I'd lost track. Did you see the story this week of the US judge now on trial after refusing to hear fresh testimony on the day a prisoner was due to be executed because she closes the office at 5? He was executed three hours later…

  7. Yes I read that with interest Vole, b*tch should be made to pay for playing fast and loose with a man's life. Shocking. So she could see the tradesman coming to do work - unbelieveable.


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