Troy Davis Facing the Death Gurney
Having exhausted his court appeals, Davis may well end his life strapped down to Georgia's death gurney. But if the criminal justice system allows this execution to go forward, it will commit one of the gravest miscarriages of justice in American history - an abomination facilitated without a word of explanation by the United States Supreme Court.
A review of the evidence by a researcher on capital punishment led ineluctably to two conclusions:
- Davis was framed by the Savannah law enforcement authorities.
- The Davis case is an execrable instance of the double standard of justice that American courts still routinely impose on men and women of color.