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Shadow of a Doubt

From the New York Times editorial page:

Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for the 1989 killing of a police officer in Savannah, Ga. The Georgia pardon and parole board’s refusal to grant him clemency is appalling in light of developments after his conviction: reports about police misconduct, the recantation of testimony by a string of eyewitnesses and reports from other witnesses that another person had confessed to the crime.

The link to the full article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/opinion/a-grievous-wrong-on-georgias-death-row.html?_r=1&ref=opinion.

I don’t know if Troy Davis is innocent or not, but I hardly think it matters: I want my country to err on the side of caution, on the side of whatever uncertainty exists. I very much hope Davis sees tomorrow.