Parole Board Denies Clemency for Troy Davis

Parole Board Denies Clemency for Troy Davis

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(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) The state Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis after hearing pleas for mercy from Davis’ family and calls for his execution by surviving relatives of a murdered Savannah police officer.

“I am utterly shocked and disappointed at the failure of our justice system at all levels to correct a miscarriage of justice,” Brian Kammer, one of Davis’ attorneys, said Tuesday after the decision was announced.

Davis’ case has already taken more unexpected turns than just about any death-penalty case in Georgia history and his innocence claims have attracted international attention. Its resolution was postponed once again when the parole board late Monday announced it would not be making an immediate decision as to whether Davis should live or die.

Davis, 42, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. He was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah Police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail.

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  1. http://yourblackworld.com/2011/09/20/naacp-proves
    Troy Davis is to die not this man  http://yourblackworld.com/2011...

    Could it be it is a white man. Millions have signed petitions against this execution of Troy Davis.. America hold your heads in shame and don’t say Pakistan is bad when an innocent man is executed by America. Looks as the Pope has a lot of clout with America as his plea for clemency has been ignored.. Two black men on parole panel, religious I suppose. Evidence is so strong  that this man has definite proof of his innocence if he dies,someone will have to pay for this dreadful mistake.

  2. YOU PEOPLE SUCK SO BAD, I HOPE THEY BURN DOWN THE COURTHOUSE AND BURN THAT RACES FAMILY UP. GOD PLEASE FORIVE ME FOR SAYING IT BUT THATS JUST HOW I FEEL!!!! I HATE U PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU WERE WRONG!!!! F@CK THE COURT HUSE & THE KILLERS OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS<♥♥♥ I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH!

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