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Save Troy Davis

Posted in Society, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2008 by rikki5

Troy Davis was convicted of capital murder and now is awaiting his death by lethal injection on October 27, 2008.  The US Supreme court stayed his execution “pending the disposition of [his] petition for a writ of certiorari.”  The other court (apparently the state court?) denied his petition and now it is up to the Georgia Board of Pardons & Parole.  I have been following this case from the start and there is absolutely no reason why this man should not be given a new trial.  7 of the 9 witnesses recanted (the other 2 were policemen) and there was no murder weapon found.  New evidence has come into play that actually implicates another person.  You can read about the case, how to take action, etc. here.

I am against the death penalty and abortion (except in cases of sexual assault or abuse or if the mother is endangered).  If a girl can do grown up activities and not take the necessary precautions then they should do the grown up thing and either become a mother or give it up to someone who wants desperately to have a child and cannot. If one innocent man dies because of a wrong verdict, the entire system is flawed.  In recent years, many people who were wrongly executed were found out to be innocent via DNA evidence. I’m still a bit mixed about stem cell research.  On one hand, it is definitely playing god and creating a form of life.  But on the other hand, the life that is being created is to save a life that already exists.  I guess that the problem I have with it is that some kind of mad scientist or unscrupulous doctor might try to create some kind of cloning factory.  It is crazy the kind of questions that society needs to ask itself these days.  These are some of the reasons that I think it would be much easier to live in the olden days.  I sometimes wish that I lived in more simpler times.