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Troy Davis: Both sides need to be told
Dudley Sharp, contact info below
Anyone interested in justice will demand a fair, thorough look at both sides of this or any case. Here is the side that the pro Troy Davis faction is, intentionally, not presenting.
(1) Davis v Georgia, Georgia Supreme Court, 3/17/08
Full ruling http://www.gasupreme.us/pdf/s07a1758.pdf
” . . . the majority finds that ‘most of the witnesses to the crime who have allegedly recanted have merely stated that they now do not feel able to identify the shooter.’ “One of the affidavits ‘might actually be read so as to confirm trial testimony that Davis was the shooter.’ ”
The murder occurred in 1989.
(2) “THE PAROLE BOARD’S CONSIDERATION OF THE TROY ANTHONY DAVIS CASE” , 9/22/08, http://www.pap.state.ga.us/opencms/opencms/
“After an exhaustive review of all available information regarding the Troy Davis case and after considering all possible reasons for granting clemency, the Board has determined that clemency is not warranted.”
“The Board has now spent more than a year studying and considering this case. As a part of its proceedings, the Board gave Davis’ attorneys an opportunity to present every witness they desired to support their allegation that there is doubt as to Davis’ guilt. The Board heard each of these witnesses and questioned them closely. In addition, the Board has studied the voluminous trial transcript, the police investigation report and the initial statements of all witnesses. The Board has also had certain physical evidence retested and Davis interviewed.”
(3) A detailed review of the extraordinary consideration that Davis was given for all of his claims,
by Chatham County District Attorney Spencer Lawton http://tinyurl.com/46c73l
Troy Davis’ claims are undermined, revealing the dishonesty of the Davis advocates . Look, particularly, at pages 4-7, which show the reasoned, thoughtful and generous reviews of Davis’ claims, as well a how despicable the one sided cynical pro Troy Davis effort is.
(4) Officer Mark Allen MacPhail: The family of murdered Officer MacPhail fully believes that Troy Davis murdered their loved one and that the evidence is supportive of that opinion. http://www.markallenmacphail.com/
Not simply an emotional and understandable plea for justice, but a detailed factual review of the case.
Dudley Sharp, Justice Matters
e-mail email@example.com 713-622-5491,
Mr. Sharp has appeared on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, NBC, NPR, PBS, VOA and many other TV and radio networks, on such programs as Nightline, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, The O’Reilly Factor, etc., has been quoted in newspapers throughout the world and is a published author.
A former opponent of capital punishment, he has written and granted interviews about, testified on and debated the subject of the death penalty, extensively and internationally.
I can’t comprehend how a former opponent of capital punishment changes his mind. State sponsored murder never brings back the victim!
Logic, reason, justice and the facts are why I changed position.
Let’s look at your “State sponsored murder never brings back the victim!”
Whoever said that resurrection of the murdered was a purpose behind legal sanction?
No one of course.It is just a standard, dumb anti death penalty saying.
Eehard, many anti death penalty folks equate murder and execution, as you do.
Such a claim is rationally, legally and morally an error.
The only logical and reasonable excuse for killing another human being is self preservation. Who gave you the authority to determine what is morally right? You can toy with semantics all you want but the end result of both is death.
Moral differences are not semantics. That is what I was dealing with. You still don’t appear to understand.
Actually, the reason to support the death penalty is the same reason that all of us support legal sanctions, that is that it is a just and appropriate sanction for the crimes committed.
Try this, re your “self preservation” comment:
“The Death Penalty: More Protection for Innocents”
“Death Penalty, Deterrence & Murder Rates: Let’s be clear”
The 130 death row “innocents” scam
Deterrence and the Death Penalty: A Reply to Radelet and Lacock
I am asking you again, who are you to decide what is morally acceptable and unacceptable?
My convictions tell me that a civilized society does not reduce itself to that of the murderer.
All the articles in the world and a week at the Dick Cheney Center for Ethics will not change my mind.
I do decide what is morally acceptable or unacceptable for me. Just as everyone else does, This is quite basic.
It is quite clear that there is no moral, legal or ethical “equality” with the rape and murder of innocent children and the legal sanction of execution of the guilty rapist/murderer.
You can only equate the two if you are immoral or amoral.
You equate murder and executions. Is that really what you mean?
Do you think that the American soldiers convicted of killing or raping innocent Iraqi civilians should be executed?
Just because I don’t differentiate between murder and executions does not make me either immoral or amoral. I repeat that they both end with the death of a human being.
eehart, You “equated” murder and execution.
So what, they both end in death? That is what I mean you are amoral or immoral.
Car wrecks end in death. Cancer ends in death. Life ends in death.
Acts are not the same if they have the same result. Don’t you know that.
Making love equals intercourse.
Rape equals intercourse.
Do you equate those?
If any human being rapes and murders another human being, I find it appropriate that the rapist/murder should be subject to the death penalty.
What the heck differnce does it make if the rapist/murderer is a US or Martian soldier.
eehard, are you saying that the country of origin of criminal and victim is the deciding factor in providing legal sanction?
I hope not, but based upon your questions, I wouldn’t be surprised, at all!!! Good grief.
Just teasing. Your just trying to pull the idiotic out of your hat. You succeeded.
By the way, are you totally inacapable of answering my questions?
Your whole argument is base on the premise that if something is legally sanctioned then that makes it moral.
At one point slavery was legally sanction in the U.S., was that morally acceptable?
In some parts of the world, if you steal, it is legally sanctioned that you can cut off the thief’s hand. Do you find that morally acceptable?
I asked about the soldiers to see if you would be consistent with your beliefs.
In certain Muslim countries the raping of one’s wife is legally sanctioned. Does that make it morally acceptable?
I may be amoral is some ways because I don’t think it is right or wrong if my neighbor smokes pot. I don’t think it is right or wrong if two men/women decide to sleep with one another.
But I will continue to maintain that just because the death penalty is legally sanctioned in some states, the very act of carrying out an execution is immoral.
No, a very teeny, tiny part of my argument is based upon it being legal, as you well know.
As you well know, I said your position was legally, morally and rationally in error.
As I also satted, “Logic, reason, justice and the facts are why I changed position”.
Now, you are, quite directly, just being dishonest.
Anyone who takes the time to read our exchanges, as well as the links provided, can easily see that the legal aspect of my argument is, by far, the smallest part.
You know it is as well.
Try to be honest in the future an debate the facts and aruments presented and answer the questions asked, as I do.
Please review, when you can.
Some Death Penalty Basics: Pro death penalty position
Dudley Sharp, contact info below.
In almost all cases, the anti death penalty claims are either false or the pro death penalty position is stronger, on any given topic.
Here are a few examples. More upon request.
The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation
Cost Savings: The Death Penalty
Death Penalty Sentencing: No Systemic Bias
Death Penalty Polls: Support Remains Very High – 80%
“At the Death House Door” Can Rev. Carroll Pickett be trusted?”
Sister Helen Prejean & the death penalty: A Critical Review
Death Penalty Support: Modern Catholic Scholars
Pope John Paul II: Prudential Judgement and the death penalty
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