Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Davis Gets Stay of Execution for 90 Days

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:38 PM
Original message
Davis Gets Stay of Execution for 90 Days
Source: Atlanta Progressive News

By Matthew Cardinale, News Editor, The Atlanta Progressive News (July 16, 2007)

(APN) SAVANNAH -- Troy Anthony Davis has received a 90 day stay of execution, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.

The meeting of Davis's lawyers and supporters with the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles lasted until 3:15pm today, thus lasting about six hours, Laura Moye, Deputy Director of Amnesty International Southern Regional Office, said. After this, the Board met with state prosecutors.

US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was among those who spoke in support of Davis at the hearing today. US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) also offered to speak in support of Davis, spokesperson Deb Speights told APN.

---
The Atlanta Progressive News is great and deserves our support, BTW.

Read more: http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/news/0195.html
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:39 PM
Response to Original message
1. Best news I've heard all day.
*sigh of relief*
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:40 PM
Response to Original message
2. good.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:42 PM
Response to Original message
3. good thing clinton is not georgia governor, or he'd be dead, dead, dead.
clinton liked to kill people while he was governor, just like george.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #3
11. Link, please.
N/T
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:12 PM
Response to Reply #11
19. I think he means this
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 11:18 PM by ProudDad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Ray_Rector

"Bill Clinton returned to Arkansas to preside over Rector's execution during his 1992 presidential race. Many consider it a turning point in that race, hardening a soft public image. Some liberals tend to cite the execution as an example of what they perceive to be Clinton's opportunism."



This "liberal" concurred...

I cast my ONLY vote towards Clinton in '92 but really against ray-gun/bush I; in spite of this cowardly act on Clinton's part...



"In early 1992, as then-Gov. Clinton struggled to salvage his presidential candidacy in the face of the Gennifer Flowers scandal, convicted murderer Rector sat on Arkansas's death row. When his time came for execution, Mr. Clinton flew home from New Hampshire just in time to deny Rector a stay of execution. Rector, an African-American, had turned his gun on himself after killing a police officer at his mother's house. He blew his brains out, but he survived--condemned to function with the mind of a five-year-old. As he was put on his feet to walk to the death chamber, and with no trace of irony, Rector asked his guards to say hello to Gov. Clinton, whom he had just seen on television, and to save Rector his slice of pecan pie, which he planned to eat when he returned."

http://ontology.buffalo.edu/smith/clinton/liberals.html
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lynnertic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:20 AM
Response to Reply #19
25. Clinton 1 did disappoint me more than once with 'cowardice'
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 06:21 AM by lynnertic
I'm sure he wouldn't call it that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:31 AM
Response to Reply #11
22. The retarded man, from a story related here today, had pecan pie as part of his last
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 12:38 AM by Tom Joad
meal. He asked, as the guards were leading him away to the chamber, that the guards keep the pie there, as he would like to finish it after they were through with whatever they were going to do that evening.

i mean, what makes it clear that this man was really not competent to know of his actions. Very few nations have the death penalty. and almost no nation condemns mentally retarded people to death. It takes a special guy....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:10 AM
Response to Reply #22
26. Agreed, justice would have been served better by letting the guy bleed out
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 07:10 AM by Mike Daniels
after he initially attempted to erase himself from existence.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #3
15. That post is out of line!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:39 AM
Response to Reply #15
23. Killing mentally retarded men is out of line. telling the truth is not.
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 12:40 AM by Tom Joad
but make me eat my words. is there any word from Hillary about this miscarriage of justice? Several other politicians have weighed in... what about hillary? has she remained silent?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:20 PM
Response to Reply #15
28. The hell it is. Bill Clinton's face is in the Dictionary right under
the word Opportunist. One look at that guy and you know what the word means.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:03 PM
Response to Original message
4. Anyone know where I can find the news stories from the day or the trial?
I cannot find anything from back in the day. the original news reports, trial reporting etc. I would love to see some of this...thanks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:11 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. I'd recommend you start here:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:13 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. bad linky doodle....
And I have been there. I am thinking more along the lines of newspaper reprots, the original story etc.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:51 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. They have links to coverage. Does it not go back far enough? eom
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #8
12. No.
I am looking for the orginal story and trial acoounts culled from other than his website. None of those stories cover the orginal trial or the original newspaper account.

I am having an arugment right now with someone who lives in Savannah and says they found him with the gun standing over the body. And as always I need a bunch of evidence that this is simply not true.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:21 PM
Response to Reply #12
13. Have you seen this dKos post?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/7/5/153347/3246

It at least has the date of the conviction and some other info from Amnesty International. I guess it's partly a question of what sort of sources your friend is going to believe. If Amnesty isn't considered a credible source, what is?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 10:56 AM
Response to Reply #13
27. Thanks....
The Amnesty is not a credible source (HARD CORE RIGHT WINGER) for this guy and it has no info on the crime itself, just the same thing all the other sites have as to why he should be allowed a stay or reprieve.

The crime was a long time ago and I really would like to know how it was reported back then. What the trial testimony was, etc...... Not why he should be considered innocent. I got all that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:29 PM
Response to Reply #27
29. I was just thinking...
that with the date of the conviction, which was in that post, you could search archives of the local papers at that time. Though maybe they're not online back that far.

Is your friend trying to find something to prove his point?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:39 PM
Response to Reply #29
32. Now it is me...
Intellectual curiostiy mostly. I want to know something other than the obviously biased reports. Somthing about the crime not something that explaisn his innocence.

And I have not been able to find anything on the Archives. the Savannah paper is pure crap as far as their website goes...Might be too long ago, but you would think they would have linked to the orginal story....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:40 PM
Response to Reply #32
33. WOW...
bad spelling for sure....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #33
34. Huh?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 05:46 PM
Response to Reply #27
35. How about 7 of 9 witnesses recanting
their (obviously coerced) testimony.

And the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, no band of bleeding heart liberals, granted a very rare stay...

it's doubtful that you'd find much from the time of the trial and if you did, what the hell kind of bias would there be against a black man in GA in their MSM...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:52 PM
Response to Reply #7
9. Link works fine for me. eom
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #7
16. It comes up with four / [////] - delete two of them and you've got it!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:13 PM
Response to Original message
6. More info and ways to help at this link
This thread is from earlier today.

It's not too late to express your opinion. This battle has not been won yet!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:52 PM
Response to Original message
10. Thank God...
I honestly don't know whether this man is innocent or gulity. (setting aside how I feel about the death penalty in general). But, there are enough questions that he ought to get another day in court.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:24 PM
Response to Original message
14. Thank GOD!
Let's hope he gets a permanent stay or commutation! From what has been reported, he's not guilty.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:30 PM
Response to Original message
17. I am so happy to hear this!!
I was almost afraid to look for news on him today.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:36 PM
Response to Original message
18. I did the action alert someone posted on this - seems like the collective action helped

That is excellent news! We must keep the spotlight shined bright on this issue, & work to end the death penalty all together.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:37 PM
Response to Reply #18
30. Thank, you. I'm the one who posted it. I think it did help...
and I'm about to post another one. Will link to it at the bottom of this thread.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:17 PM
Response to Original message
20. I can't believe it
but I'm damn glad about it.

I hope he gets a decent hearing. It really sounds like he's among the many who've been railroaded by the racist criminal-injustice system...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:25 PM
Response to Original message
21. So glad to here this n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 05:38 AM
Response to Original message
24. k&r
I was trying to find out what had happened with the hearing. Good news.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:07 PM
Response to Original message
31. UPDATE with more ACTION ITEMS
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 05:51 PM
Response to Original message
36. Democracy Now -- Today - Audio of GA State Murders
2 GA electrocutions caught on audio tape...

What's most amazing to me is that banality of their conversation/narrative of these State Murders...very chilling...

If they had tape from the boys feeding the ovens at Auschwitz, it would probably sound the same...

Your tax dollars at work...

http://www.democracynow.org/streampage.pl
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:02 PM
Response to Original message
37. Excellent News! What Can We Do To Help Mr. Davis, Now That He Has 90 Days?
That will go fast, and while I'm not sure what I can do now, I am willing to do all I can.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 12:38 PM
Response to Reply #37
38. Lookee here
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Jul 28th 2014, 08:41 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC