AJC: Convicted cop killer denied clemency - September 23 Execution Date
Troy Davis - a Black man, was convicted of killing a police officer in Savannah Georgia. Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, a husband and father of 2 was gunned down while working a security job to make extra money for his family. Several witnesses fingered Davis as the shooter but then recanted their testimony years after the trial. This case has all of the elements that the judicial actor-vists love.
What none of the activists seem to care for is an earnest attempt to FIND THE REAL KILLER. In their practice of "Justice Thurgood Marshall Justice" the assailant becomes the VICTIM of the system and thus it is the system that is wrong.
I am no lawyer but my understanding is that upon conviction the "innocent until proven guilty" ethos is thrown out. Now it is incumbent upon the convict and his defense team to show that he is NOT guilty. Thus as I listen to the advocacy of Barry Scheck I see that they are interested in proving the innocence of the convict, not in dispensing JUSTICE for the family of the victim. Do not get me wrong - I do not want an innocent man to serve time or be put to death for something that he did not do. I am saying that in the global order of things - there needs to be a primary focus on JUSTICE for the original "victim".
The advocates who throw up just enough flack to tip the balance of the "reasonable doubt" to spring the convicted person have no interest in finding the real killer. Their implicit statement is "sorry - go find your own set of advocates. We are working for the convict, not global justice."