Wednesday, September 21, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: No Reprieve for Troy Davis

The Supreme Court rejected Troy Davis' last minute appeal for a delay. The New York Times reports:

The United States Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch request to step in late Wednesday to stay the Georgia execution of Troy Davis, who was convicted of gunning down a Savannah police officer 22 years ago, after Mr. Davis filed an eleventh-hour plea Wednesday with the high court.
His execution, by lethal injection, had been set to begin at 7 p.m., but Georgia prison officials waited for the court’s decision late into the evening. It took the court more than four hours to issue its one-sentence order.

This is a dark day for truth, justice, mercy, and the appellate process. Thank you to everyone who signed petitions, emailed, shared information about the case on social networks, and offered help through Amnesty, the NAACP, and other organizations. May this be the last time a probably innocent person is put to death.

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