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A Sad Day for the U.S.--Execution of Troy Davis

Each murder is one too many . --Jurgen Habermas Let me say upfront: I don't know if Troy Davis was guilty or not guilty. What I do know: there was reasonable doubt, seven of nine witnesses recanting their previous testimony. And a man was executed, despite lingering doubts. In my opinion, this is unacceptable and does not reflect the actions of a civilized country. My heart goes out to the MacPhail family, but how would you feel if you later discovered that Troy Davis had been innocent? I can't imagine how I would feel if the person I watched being executed had not murdered my loved one. There can be no do-over. Yes, murder is a heinous act, but executing convicted people is in itself a barbaric act, making the executioners no better than the executed. The state of Georgia, its governor, and board of appeals should hang their heads in shame. The Supreme Court should hang its collective head in shame, all nine judges who denied Davis's appeal. A person's life ought to tr

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