Daily Archives: September 21, 2011

DENIED

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Stay Of Execution In Highly Controversial Georgia Case

The Huffington Post

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Today 10:32 PM Execution Expected In 20-30 Minutes

thinkprogress @ thinkprogress : MSNBC reports that Troy Davis execution is expected in the next 20 to 30 minutes #toomuchdoubt 

 

Today 10:32 PM Supreme Court’s Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court decision to deny the stay of execution can be viewed here.

Today 10:30 PM No Dissents

GregMitch @ GregMitch : CBS News: no dissents at all from any of SCOTUS justices. 

 

Today 10:22 PM Reuters Confirms Denial Of Stay

Reuters @ Reuters : FLASH: U.S. SUPREME COURT REJECTS STAY OF EXECUTION FOR GEORGIA DEATH ROW INMATE IN HIGH-PROFILE CASE 

 

Today 10:21 PM Report: U.S. Supreme Courts Denies Request For Stay Of Execution

BreakingNews @ BreakingNews : US Supreme Court denies request for stay of execution for Georgia inmate Troy Davis – wire services 

 

Today 10:11 PM Protest In Athens, GA

From Athens, GA Patch:

 

The Arch is the usual place of protest in Athens. 

On Wednesday night, about 50 people gathered there with signs to protest the impending execution of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis, convicted 22 years ago of murdering a Savannah policeman.

 

Full story here.

 

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Tea Party Myopia

For my friend WK:  This illustrates your point to a tee!

H/t: Mario Piperni

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The Insanity of Andrew Breitbart

I mentioned this a couple of days ago, but I like Mario Piperni’s spin on bat-crap crazy, Breitbart’s manifesto…

Mario Piperni

“You take the blue pill – the story ends,
you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.
You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland
and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
~Morpheus [The Matrix]

Andrew Breibart addressed a Tea Party group last week and had this to say.

“I’m under attack all the time. The call me gay. There are death threats… There are times when I’m not thinking as clearly as I should, and in those unclear moments, I always think to myself, ‘Fire the first shot. Bring it on.’ Because I know who’s on our side.”

“They can only win a rhetorical and propaganda war. They cannot win. We outnumber them in this country and we have the guns… I’m not kidding. They talk a mean game, but they will not cross that line because they know what they’re dealing with. ”

A fine example of the dangerous and irresponsible dribble, and nonsense which Obama and Dems have been dealing with for the last three years.  These people are clearly unhinged.

The most frightening part of the right’s complete immersion into their delusional world of crazy, is knowing that there is no rational way to address insanity of this magnitude.  The right has chosen the blue pill.

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Troy Davis Denied Clemency By Georgia Pardons Board

I haven’t been following this story too closely, however, for those who have…

The Huffington Post

Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed for a murder he insists he did not commit.

He lost his most realistic chance to avoid lethal injection on Tuesday, when Georgia’s pardons board rejected his appeal for clemency. As his scheduled 7 p.m. Wednesday execution neared, his backers resorted to far-fetched measures. They asked prisons officials to let him to take a polygraph test; urged prison workers to strike or call in sick; asked prosecutors to block the execution and they even considered a desperate appeal for White House intervention.

He has gotten support from hundreds of thousands of people, including a former FBI director, former President Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI, and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling gave him an unusual opportunity to prove his innocence last year. State and federal courts, however, repeatedly upheld his conviction for the 1989 killing of Mark MacPhail, an off-duty police officer who was working as a security guard in Savannah when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who was being attacked.

Davis’ attorneys say he was convicted based on flawed testimony that has been largely recanted by witnesses, but prosecutors and MacPhail’s relatives say they have no doubt the right man is being punished.

“Justice was finally served for my father,” said Mark MacPhail Jr., who was an infant when his father was gunned down. “The truth was finally heard.”

Continue reading here…

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