Troy Davis execution highlights disparity in justice system

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrators hold a vigil for death row inmate Troy Davis in front of the White House on the eve of his execution..

 

At 11:08 on September 21, 2011 Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia. Despite the retraction of testimony by multiple witnesses and the possibility of new evidence proving his innocence, the state took his life. The fragility of this case is made more apparent in the context of two other death row cases, that of David Crowe and Lawrence Brewer, and calls into question the very tradition of capital punishment.

At the the time of his death people took to the Internet, voicing dissent against the Supreme Court’s decision to not stay the execution and the Georgia court’s ruling to take a life:

 

 

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