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<div class="quote-block">The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, <b>all but two of the state's non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony.</b></div>
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<br><a href="http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/cases/usa-troy-davis" target="_blank">http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/cases/usa-troy-davis</a>
 

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This is why, despite not being against the idea that some people do indeed deserve to die, I am nonetheless against the death penalty as an institution. This ridiculous situation has been going on for a long, long time, and has had a lot of very influential people and groups against it. Who knows what really happened? We do know, however, that there is at the very least a reasonable doubt. I wouldn't be surprised to see some rioting if the execution actually happens this time. What is this, like his 4th execution date?
 

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I wrote a long paper on the death penalty in college. It is not a fair system. It's expensive, favors those with resources and punishes poor people, which tend to be people of color and it's not a deterrent to crime. What you find over time is that witnesses recant their stories in all kinds of cases. That doesn't sway me at all. They tend to do it to try and rid them selves of the stigma of "workin for the man". Pending any real evidence of innocence Mr. Davis' sentence needs to be switched to life in prison without the possibility for parole. I have compassion for victim's of crime more than the prisoners who had their chance to do the right thing and didn't. Most criminals re-offend when released. Releasing a convicted felon is creating the scenario where some unfortunate person or persons will become a victim.<br><br>
But, I do agree that the death penalty is wrong.
 

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<a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/us/final-pleas-and-vigils-in-troy-davis-execution.xml" target="_blank">http://mobile.nytimes.com/2011/09/22...-execution.xml</a><br><br>
I guess we'll see what happens shortly. Amnesty? Execution followed by rioting? Who knows. This whole thing is frustrating.
 

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I poloygraph still being used? I am not sure but I think I heard that it is too unaccurate. Would be hard to take for a man who probably can't be too calm since he will most likely to die in 6 hours
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Ira</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2997672"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I poloygraph still being used? I am not sure but I think I heard that it is too unaccurate. Would be hard to take for a man who probably can't be too calm since he will most likely to die in 6 hours</div>
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The Georgia board declined his lawyers plea to use it. The only way it is inaccurate is it sometimes makes innocent people look guilty but it never makes guilty people seem innocent. I don't think anyone is smart enough to trick it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Property Is Robbery</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2997716"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The Georgia board declined his lawyers plea to use it. The only way it is inaccurate is it sometimes makes innocent people look guilty but it never makes guilty people seem innocent. I don't think anyone is smart enough to trick it.</div>
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Actually, yeah. Tricking a polygraph is actually pretty easy.
 

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I sent an e-mail to Obama and the Attorney General. I haven't been keeping up with this case. I didn't think he was still going to be executed. Unbelievable.
 

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Actually staying calm just makes lies that much more obvious on the readings. Being stressed out is what messes up the test. They are not used for legal decisions, but for non legal based investigations, such as security clearance investigations, they are widely used. They are not completely reliable, but they are probably more reliable than the court of law.
 

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1 minute to go..<br><br>
Edit: I guess its set for 7:00 pm Georgia time.
 

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I am all for the death penalty, full supporter of it.<br><br>
I think they might be making a mistake right now. Its the first time I have been on this side of the argument.<br>
Where I do believe that he is a POS, or at least was, The witnesses coming forward at this point IMO, should constitute a retrial.<br>
I would pay attention to the claims of those that said they lied, and if it is found that they did, then they should be the next standing in front of a judge.<br><br>
I will also say that the chance of those witnesses being strong armed by someone to lie now is also a strong possibility. Why wait this long, past this many execution dates for them all to come out at once.<br>
Do I think he might have done it? perhaps. actually, a good chance of it.<br>
but I also think that it would be very tragic to find out after he is dead that they were wrong.<br><br>
I will continue to support the DP. regardless of what people say, a repeat offender is hard to find, it does help reduce crime.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>falconbrother</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2997624"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
and punishes poor people, which tend to be people of color .</div>
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Tend to be people of color.<br>
I can only speak of around here (the DC area) but, when you see crimes listed you can guess the race of the criminal and be 99% correct in your guess.<br>
If its murder, or drive by shooting, or shooting a cop, you would guess black.<br>
If its beating the hell out of your wife, or DUI or ripping off the company you work for. then you would guess white.<br>
if its rape, or a killing in certain areas, its hispanic.<br><br>
Now which ones would be worthy of the DP?<br><br>
It might be unbalanced because the crime is unbalanced to start with.
 

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The death penalty is a crime.
 

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The death penalty is a crime.</div>
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I look at it like justice.<br>
The crime was committed before the executed ever made it to court.<br><br>
If someone killed you mother, or your child, or lets say you walked into the house and found the whole family dead in a violent way, would you fight for the life of the one responsible then?<br><br>
I mean, I would, I would do my best to get the judge to let him walk free.. So I could snatch him up, put him in my basement and torture him for weeks on end. When I got done playing with him, I would just go ahead and bury him outback.<br>
one reason is for revenge, the other would be so that nobody else ever had to go through that by his hand again.
 

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I look at it like justice.<br>
The crime was committed before the executed ever made it to court.<br><br>
If someone killed you mother, or your child, or lets say you walked into the house and found the whole family dead in a violent way, would you fight for the life of the one responsible then?<br><br>
I mean, I would, I would do my best to get the judge to let him walk free.. So I could snatch him up, put him in my basement and torture him for weeks on end. When I got done playing with him, I would just go ahead and bury him outback.<br>
one reason is for revenge, the other would be so that nobody else ever had to go through that by his hand again.</div>
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It seems the execution had been temporarily delayed.<br><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/22/troy-davis-execution-delayed" target="_blank">http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...cution-delayed</a>
 

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but only until they decide whether to stay<br>
I think the validity of the witnesses that came forward needs to be determined.<br>
they were either originally coerced by the police, and lied on the stand, or<br>
They are being threatened and coerced by someone now to say they lied.<br>
either way, the issue has to be resolved prior to execution. Unless there was other evidence that I am aware of that proved guilt.<br><br>
but, at any rate, those witnesses need to be tried for lying on the stand in the first place. If they lied, for whatever reason, and an innocent man spent 20 plus years on death row, they then need to spend some serious time in jail, at least an equal amount, and that would go for the police too
 

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Idk is it really that disturbing to want to torture and kill a person that you know for a fact killed the people you love? I'd want the person to go to prison, but the system is super screwed up, and if they were let out, and i had nothing left to lose i might go crazy and at least kill them.
 
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