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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:57 PM
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Troy Davis granted a stay of execution.
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 06:59 PM by Maddy McCall
Just on CNN.

Article just up on the web:

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Board of Pardons and Paroles has granted a 90-day stay of execution for Troy Davis, who was to be executed tomorrow in the killing of a Savannah police officer in 1989.

Lawyers for Davis spent more than five hours today pleading with the board to grant a reprieve, arguing that Davis is Davis innocent of the murder of Officer Mark MacPhail.

Prosecutors were given a chance during the closed-door hearing to rebut the request for clemency for Davis, who was to be executed tomorrow at at 7pm.

The board's options included granting a stay of his execution while it considers the issues.

Also today, Davis' lawyers filed an appeal before the state Supreme Court of an earlier decision by a Chatham County judge to deny a stay of Davis' execution.

Among the people who argued for clemency for Davis during the parole board hearing were friends, family and US Representative John Lewis, an Atlanta Democrat and civil rights icon. Five witnesses who testified at trial spoke to the board on Davis' behalf, Ewart said.

More at:
http://www.wtoctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6797250
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:58 PM
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1. is sanity coming back from an extended leave of absence?
about time. I hope it is not too late.
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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:00 PM
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2. GREAT!
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 07:00 PM by AllieB
If Chimpy was governor of GA, he'd probably go ahead with the execution. Bloodthirsty bastard.

I saw Troy Davis' sister interviewed on Democracy Now this morning. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, and has been using her time on earth to make sure that her brother gets justice. It was really inspiring to listen to her.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:00 PM
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3. yeah
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:02 PM
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4. YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!
:)
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:06 PM
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5. Good news!
I am anti-death penalty and from what I have read of this case, the state of Georgia could be murdering an innocent man.

So many people are "Yep, we're pro-life as long as that life is in a womb, then all bets are off". If you are pro-life, then you should be pro-life no matter the age or history of the person scheduled to die.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:11 PM
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6. I totally agree



It is barbaric.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:12 PM
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7. Thank God/dess!
That is the best news I've heard all day!
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:19 PM
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8. Big props to ALL you folks that took action on this!!!
You are SAINTS!!!

Thank you!!!

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:21 PM
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9. Wonderful news. nt
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:29 PM
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10. K & R
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:44 PM
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11. Here's the LBN thread with that news, so you can K&R
Davis Gets Stay of Execution for 90 Days

And here's a thread I started this morning that has links to send emails and faxes. This is not over yet. If you haven't taken action, please do!

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