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Troy Davis ....

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I almost picked up this guy off the waiver wire

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Supreme Court has rejected the appeal ... he will be executed soon.

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Damn shame...........so did you hear about what's going on with those Real Housewife of NJ?

Our society in a nutshell.

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Just for the purpose of comparison.....how many people were protesting the death of Super Whitey down in Texas today?

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They interviewed victims mom. She said he shot 2 people that evening and they found that gun on him... No idea...

google....

In Troy's case, no murder weapon was ever found, and there's no material evidence linking him to the crime.

http://www.swp.ie/reviews/troy-davis-us-state-murder/4860

August 1991 – Davis goes on trial. The jury is shown no physical evidence and the murder weapon is never found.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/19/troy-davis-georgia-execution

Although the murder weapon was not recovered.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Davis_case

The murder weapon was never found, and no physical evidence linked Davis to the crime.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2039600/Troy-Davis-execution-date-Convicted-murderer-die-tomorrow.html#ixzz1YeHuHmZU

It would be helpful if more evidence and information from the original trial was available to the general public, but then again the case has always lacked physical evidence. No fingerprints. No videotape. No murder weapon.

http://yesbuthowever.com/facts-cloudy-troy-davis-should-be-granted-clemency-5001076/

No murder weapon was located, and no other physical evidence connected Davis to the murder.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-09-21/troy-davis-timeline/50498302/1

and no murder weapon, DNA evidence or fingerprints tie Davis to the crime.

http://www.theroot.com/buzz/video-troy-davis-last-chance-hearing

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There are two issues here. The Death penalty in general and guilt vs. innocence.

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Just for the purpose of comparison.....how many people were protesting the death of Super Whitey down in Texas today?

Two completely different cases. The protests in this case do not have to come down to whether or not you believe in the death penalty. It's the application of the death penalty in this particular case, presumably amid such doubt. Nice try, though.

Consider this: Lawrence Brewer, James' Byrd's murderer and "Super Whitey" that you're referring to, said yesterday "As far as any regrets, no, I have no regrets. No, I'd do it all over again, to tell you the truth." Please try to convince anyone that the two cases should be viewed in the same light. Appeals to opinions about capital punishment not necessary.

There's a reason it's called the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act.

I know you're probably trying to make a point, whatever that may be, but you didn't succeed in anything but conflating two very different applications of the death penalty.

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I don't support the death penalty, but even I would turn a blind eye to "Super Whitey," Ted Bundy, etc.

Doesn't mean I agree with it.

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