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#1 JakeFlake

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:45 AM

Did not see this posted anywhere so sorry if it is already ....

anyone following this case? Unless his fourth stay is granted, he gets the drugs at 7:00 tonight.

#2 g5jamz

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:51 AM

Did he kill the police officer?

#3 JakeFlake

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:55 AM

they say he did, but some jurors and witnesses are recanting their testimony.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:58 AM

Just posted this thread in the Lounge. Hopefully a mod will merge.

#5 g5jamz

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:04 AM

Desmond Tutu and others have never supported the death penalty...so why now. Mentioning their names has no bearing on the dude's guilt or innocence.

Should Troy Davis be released to society?

#6 JakeFlake

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:05 AM

Everyone from Joe B. Public and Jimmy Carter to Pope Benedict XVI are pleading to the state for clemency.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:06 AM

If so many are recanting testimony, then they should take another look at it.

Eyewitness testimony is not that reliable to begin with.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:11 AM

Did Troy Davis shoot the kid earlier in the evening?

Pretty sure evidence shows he did...and the dude they're trying to blame for killing MacPhail wasn't with them at the time of the first shooting. Putting the gun in Davis' possession.

Either way....in the old days...all parties that assaulted officer MacPhail that led to his death by the shooting would be under the same penalty if he or she pulled the trigger or not.

Edited by g5jamz, 21 September 2011 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:13 AM

Should a supposedly advanced society still put people to death?

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:13 AM

all you need to know:
http://savannahnow.com/troydavis

synopsis: August 19, 1989. Davis gets into an argument with a homeless guy over beer. They fight. Off duty cop who is working as a security guard at the bus station, the one who ends up dying, runs over to break it up and gets shot four times, allegedly by Davis, before he can draw his gun.

Another shady character implicates Davis to the cops. Eyewitnesses say Davis shot him, some say he had a smile on his face when he did it. Some of those eyewitnesses recant all or parts of their testimony later.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:18 AM

Did Troy Davis shoot the kid earlier in the evening?

Pretty sure evidence shows he did...and the dude they're trying to blame for killing MacPhail wasn't with them at the time of the first shooting. Putting the gun in Davis' possession.

Either way....in the old days...all parties that assaulted officer MacPhail that led to his death by the shooting would be under the same penalty if he or she pulled the trigger or not.


Even the guy who got shot earlier that day says it wasn't Davis who shot him.

Too much doubt in this case. I don't support the death penalty at all, but there is too much doubt in this case for anyone to agree with it, imo.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:25 AM

If someone recants testimony...why should they be trusted the second time.

Are they willing to be charged with perjury?

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:26 AM

If someone recants testimony...why should they be trusted the second time.

Are they willing to be charged with perjury?


they shouldn't be trusted at all, i believe that's the point.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:30 AM

That's why you run with their "under oath" testimony.

That's why people should tell the truth under oath. Lots of reasons people recant testimony. Societal/neighborhood pressure. Money. Clearing their name in part of it. You can't just go back unless there is solid evidence proving his innocence. Liars don't count and there was other evidence that judges felt override the liars' testimony.

If I were a judge, I'd start leveling perjury charges on everyone that's recanting. But I'm not a judge. :)

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:34 AM

That's why you run with their "under oath" testimony.

That's why people should tell the truth under oath. Lots of reasons people recant testimony. Societal/neighborhood pressure. Money. Clearing their name in part of it. You can't just go back unless there is solid evidence proving his innocence. Liars don't count and there was other evidence that judges felt override the liars' testimony.

If I were a judge, I'd start leveling perjury charges on everyone that's recanting. But I'm not a judge. :)



what a strange point of view.


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