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Troy Davis & State Crime…

American Tribune dot org does not condemn the death penalty per se, at least not in this current world. We have spoken both for and against it in a variety of specific circumstances.

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Some crimes are obviously so vile, so predatory, that it seems only the catharsis of the perpetrator’s execution can cleanse our collective consciousness of the psychic stain and depravity.

While clearly the state sanction of death is disproportionately and often unjustly employed against black and Latino populations, that does not mean that we advocate ethnic parity. We tend to address the issues of criminal causation, the crime, and the specific criminal. more…

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Death Penalty & Justice…

A most extraordinary thing happened on the way to the Forum…ahhh, the Court that is, the US Supreme Court.  For the first time in more than 50 years (last summer), the Court granted a writ of habeas corpus to an inmate on death row to enable his return to a Georgia court for re-hearing.  He is scheduled before that court today, Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010.

DNA Exonerations...

DNA Exonerations...

Troy Anthony Davis, was convicted of killing a cop in 1989 in Savannah, Georgia.  While sitting on death row for the past 20 years, 7 of the 9 eyewitnesses have recanted their testimony.  more…