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Troy Davis Execution: Questioning the Death Penalty
Sep 22, 2011

On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis was executed in the United States on the grounds of murdering a police officer, as the world watched. He spent over 20 years incarcerated, awaiting to hear his fate. Despite reports of a confession from another person, and seven of the nine witnesses in the original case taking their testimonies back, which emerged just before Davis' scheduled execution, it was still carried out. Is the death penalty a form of justice or vengeance? Why was Davis executed despite the emergence of strong evidence suggesting he did not commit murder?

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Re: Troy Davis Execution: Questioning the Death Penalty
Sep 23, 2011

I don't know if he was guilty or innocent, but IMHO, there was insufficient evidence to execute him. The fact that there was no physical evidence or murder weapon ever found, and that many of the witnesses recanted their testimonies really makes you wonder if he really was guilty.

I don't know which is worse:

1)sending an innocent man to his death OR
2)Letting a guilty man go free.

I would have preferred they keep him behind bars instead of the executing him with the many conflicts existing in this case.

All in all though, I'm strongly against the death penalty in any case. An eye for an eye just makes the whole world blind.


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Sep 28, 2011

It's so painful and I am not sure whether its a human right violation though it is within the law but from a personal point of view....... everyone has a right to life but there are varied limitations to it.......
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Re: Troy Davis Execution: Questioning the Death Penalty
Oct 5, 2011

Usually when someone takes someone to court it is when you and someone else don't agree. However...when it is murder, someone usually goes to court for a mixture of vengeance and justice.


But.. if they didn't have a murder weapon as evidence... and didn't have sufficient evidence, they should have kept him on probation.

This post was edited on: 2011-10-05 at 01:51 PM by: mattison


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Re: Troy Davis Execution: Questioning the Death Penalty
Jan 20, 2015

The most common argument for those in favor of the death penalty is that if the accusations are correct, the criminal is indeed legally deserving of the death penalty. Jonah Goldberg, in his article favoring capital punishment, states this idea in the simple terms, “It is just to execute a person who deserves to be executed” (Goldberg). The fact overlooked in this broad claim is that the system is horrifically flawed and error-bound. In fact, according to a study conducted by Columbia University on 5,760 capital cases, “serious reversible errors” were found in approximately seven of ten cases (Whitehead). Those in favor of the death penalty who may actually admit to recognizing the faultiness behind the system still tend to argue that, as Goldberg also claims, “There is no transitive property that renders one heinous murderer less deserving of punishment simply because some other person was exonerated of murder” (Goldberg). While this may initially seem logical, the fact still remains that there have been cases in which the person put to death was found to be innocent after execution. This is completely unacceptable. No human deserves to die. A human who has committed the most serious crime deserves the most serious punishment, but no human deserves to die.


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Re: Troy Davis Execution: Questioning the Death Penalty
Apr 8, 2015

Tragic.


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