Sep 21, 2011 Troy Davis’s and all executions are barbaric and unconstitutional
Death penalty: Always unjust
Too many years ago, we lost the Supreme Court’s absolute voices against capital punishment (on Eighth Amendment grounds) from former Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan.
This taped account by witnesses to Mr. Davis’s execution — they would have seemed to be government officials if not for the absence of a Southern accent — is beyond chilling, which pales in comparison to witnessing it firsthand.
I send my prayers to Mr. Davis, his family, the man he was conviced of killing (whether or not he really did it) and his family.