Troy Davis executed in the USA

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USA: The world looked on in horror Wednesday night as death row inmate Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection at a state prison in Georgia: here.

Hundreds of people across the world stood vigil on Wednesday night and into the early hours of this morning as the US state of Georgia conducted the barbaric execution of 42-year-old Troy Davis: here.

Troy Davis execution goes ahead despite serious doubts about his guilt. Condemned man proclaimed innocence in last words to victim’s family before lethal injection in Georgia prison: here.

Troy Davis Is Dead; the Movement Continues: here.

Jimmy Carter: Troy Davis execution shows death penalty system is flawed, ‘unjust and outdated’: here.

Californian officials threatened on Thursday to put the organisers of a state-wide hunger strike over dire prison conditions into solitary confinement if they don’t end their action: here.

1 thought on “Troy Davis executed in the USA


    Beyond the emotional punch in the gut of Troy Davis’ execution – and the echoing cheers of a GOP debate audience for Rick Perry killing so many people – it is worth remembering the role of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in the Davis affair.

    Because it was during an appeal to the Supreme Court in 2009 on behalf of Davis that Scalia – and BuzzFlash is not making this up – actually wrote a dissenting opinion that there was nothing in the Constitution that prevented a state from executing an innocent man (or woman).

    How does BuzzFlash at Truthout know this?

    Because we did a commentary back then on Scalia’s jaw-dropping constitutional assertion when the decision was rendered. (The Supreme Court ordered a Georgia court to allow Davis to present new evidence.)

    In that 2009 commentary, we quoted from Scalia’s dissent:

    This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is “actually” innocent. Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged “actual innocence” is constitutionally cognizable.

    If the Constitution doesn’t protect us from being executed even if we are innocent, then, Houston, we have a fundamental problem of human rights in America.

    Scalia is considered by some to be a “brilliant legal mind,” but there is nothing brilliant about authorizing the murder of innocent people.

    Mark Karlin
    Editor, BuzzFlash at Truthout


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