Wednesday, September 21, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Troy Davis' Stay of Execution

This is a dark day for the United States. We pride ourselves on our rule of law and our humanity yet today there has been a miscarriage of justice.

Troy Davis, 42
With the rejection of a request for a stay of execution for Troy Davis by the United States Supreme Court, his execution by lethal injection will proceed.  Even with much of the evidence presented 20 years ago at his trial being brought into question, including the recanting of testimony by 7 out of 9 witnesses and faulty ballistics testing, his final attempt to escape the death penalty has been exhausted.

No one should be executed when their guilt is brought into question by the evidence which got them convicted.  On this day I am not proud to be an American.

May God bless his soul, and may those who allowed this travesty to proceed be comfortable with their consciences.

The story can be read at the link below:

Supreme Court rejects last-minute plea to block Troy Davis execution in Georgia - The Washington Post

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