Saturday, September 20, 2008
"The citizens of Georgia should demand the highest standards of proof when our legal system condemns on our behalf a man or woman to die." So says former Governor and U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Carter is now asking the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reverse itself and grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis, who was convicted for murdering a police officer. Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, "a strong believer in the death penalty," is also calling for a commutation of sentence. See story here and here.