19 09 11 - 16:35More on this debacle, which has convinced "one million" useful idiots (read: 200,000 + many faked signatures) that Troy Davis is "innocent":
In a 2008 statement, then-Chatham County District Attorney Spencer Lawton described how Davis was at a pool party in Savannah when he shot another man, Michael Cooper, wounding him in the face. Davis was then driven to a nearby convenience store, where he pistol-whipped a homeless man, Larry Young, who'd just bought a beer.
Soon thereafter, prosecutors said, MacPhail -- who was working in uniform, off-duty, at a nearby bus station and restaurant -- arrived. It was then, the jury determined, that Davis shot the officer three times, including once in the face as he stood over him.
Davis' lawyers, in a federal court filing, insisted that there is "no physical evidence linking" Davis to MacPhail's murder. They point, too, to "the unremarkable conclusion" of a ballistics expert who testified that he could not find definitively that the bullets that wounded Cooper and killed MacPhail were the same.
Georgia's attorney general, in an online statement, claimed that the expert said the bullets came from the same gun type and noted that casings at the pool party shooting matched -- thus came from the same firearm as -- those found at MacPhail's murder scene.
Two decades ago, a jury convicted Davis on two counts of aggravated assault and one each of possessing a firearm during a crime, obstructing a law enforcement officer and murder. The latter charge led, soon thereafter, to his death sentence.
While reviewing Davis' claims of innocence last year, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia found that Davis "vastly overstates the value of his evidence of innocence."
"Some of the evidence is not credible and would be disregarded by a reasonable juror," Judge William T. Moore wrote in a 172-page opinion. "Other evidence that Mr. Davis brought forward is too general to provide anything more than smoke and mirrors." - CNN
This only comes after a lengthy ramble about how he might be innocent, if we cover both eyes and wish really hard.
We know he was a killer on a rampage.
That he shot a cop is not surprising.
Perhaps the evidence is mostly circumstantial -- so what? The guy is clearly guilty of being on a crime spree, and any one of those acts qualify him for removal.
Kill Troy Davis. Hang him, gas him, shoot him, guillotine him, gut him, rape him to death with wild boars -- I don't care.
This man is bad news, and the idiots who are defending him should be stripped of their privilege of voting.