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  •  So? If he's truly guilty and deserving of death, (3+ / 0-)
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    why would you worry about some future parole board? If a parole board lets him out (especially in Georgia), they'll likely have good reason. Even if that's not so, you'd rather take a chance on killing an innocent man?

    In 2000, a criminal became President. In 2004, we failed to remove him.
    American Democracy, 1787-2004, RIP

    by davewill on Mon Jul 16, 2007 at 12:03:31 PM PDT

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    •  If he is guilty and got life in prison (6+ / 0-)

      He would be parole eligible at some point.  I am not advocating a position, my feeling is that Davis got totally screwed based on lack of funding for the Georgia Resource Center at the time and other factors.  My position is all executions are wrong.  And if you have a life sentence from before LWOP came in then you get paroled.  Just pointing that out.  From what I have read it sounds like he is innocent and the real murderer fingered him.  Then the police went out and coerced a number of people into saying it was Davis.  That is why the State will not relent, it would show the lengths that police go to in obtaining a conviction.

      •  most states have LWOP (life without parole) (5+ / 0-)

        it is only a few anomoly cases from the 70s (ie the Manson family, Sirhan Sirhan) where undoing the death sentence made them eligible for parole.  Of course, none of these people have ever been granted parole.

        Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence.

        by zdefender on Mon Jul 16, 2007 at 12:42:01 PM PDT

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