Tony Davis and Mark MacPhail

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on September 18, 2008

On September 23 at 7 pm., the State of Georgia is scheduled to kill Troy Anthony Davis.
Mr. Davis is accused of the Murder of Mark MacPhail. As Wikipedia describes the incident:
Mark Allen MacPhail, a 27 year old Savannah, Georgia police officer, was moonlighting as a security guard at a bus station in Georgia in the early hours of 19 August 1989. He was shot attempting to break up a melee in a Burger King parking lot. In full uniform he ran to stop a man who was striking a homeless man, Larry Young, with a .38 pistol. The assailant ran off. When MacPhail called out for him to stop, the assailant shot him under his bullet-proof vest and then in the head as he fell.
Tony Davis admits to being at the scene of the crime. He maintains he did not kill Mark MacPhail. Despite this, he was convicted in 1991 and sentenced to death.
The conviction was based on eyewitness testimony. The weapon was never found. There is no physical evidence linking Mr. Davis to the murder. Seven of the nine witnesses have recanted. There is evidence of police coercion of these witnesses. Two of the witnesses have been fingered as possible killers. For a roundup of these stories, go here and look in the comments.
The scheduled execution has gotten a lot of attention worldwide. Many celebrities are opposed. Anyone wishing to sign an online petition can go here.
Update: Chamblee54 has three more posts about Troy Davis.

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  1. apgch said, on September 20, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Gringos, sus bestialidades, injusticias, abusos y aberraciones se volverán contra ustedes… no se lamenten entonces, imbeciles, cuando la espada caiga implacablemente sobre sus cabezas.
    No son diferentes a los musulmanes fanáticos a los que condenan… ¿o tal vez si?, si, absolutamente, ustedes son infinitamente inferiores, mas estúpidos, vulgares, plebeyos… ellos no tienen precio, ustedes todos lo tienen escrito en la frente como cualquier puta de la calle.
    Asesinar a Troy Anthony Davis les va a costar mucho mas caro de lo que puedan pensar.

  2. Group Amnesty Intern SF146 said, on October 16, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Troy davis is innocent and the suspicions on the murder of Mark MCPhail weigh on Sylvester Coles.
    And Michael Cooper’s murder same night with the same weapon???
    The execution of Troy Davis will leave the doubt in mind of the family MC Phail and of his(her) friends which will never have rest because the inquiry was not seriously made. And if we prove the innocence of davis, this family will then be haunted by these two murders, always….

  3. […] one thing PG is sure of in the Troy Davis case is the abundance of material on the internet. This is true of all […]

  4. The Troy Davis Ruling « Chamblee54 said, on August 26, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    […] a collection of newspaper stories from the time of the murder and trial. Chamblee 54 has written three times about Troy Davis. Before we start to look at this material, it should be noted that this […]

  5. […] Leeland Mark Braley committed suicide while under death sentence. Chamblee54 has written about Troy Davis one, two , three, four times. There is only one feature, so far, on Carlton Gary. […]

  6. The Date For Troy Davis « Chamblee54 said, on September 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    […] the state of Georgia will poison Troy Davis. Chamblee54 has written about his case four times. ( one , two , three , four ) Regarding the guilt or innocence issue, this blog does not know. Mr. […]

  7. Anonymous said, on September 19, 2011 at 9:43 am

    How can you expect to be trusted to accurately assess Mr. Davis’ guilt or innocence when you cannot get so much as his name correct? It is Troy, not “Tony”.

  8. Anonymous said, on September 21, 2011 at 8:52 am

    This case is really worth the officals looking into.It saddens my heart to think that if there is a little bit of doubt that this man is gulity, the least to be done is a new trail. I laid awaken last night thinking, what has our country come to let such injustice go on. I pray that god would step in and put in theese people hearts to do the right thing. To Tony Davis mother I can only imagine what you are going through I will also pray that god gives the strength at this time when you really need it. Let get down on our knees and pray that god steps in. He may not come when you want him to but he is always right on time.

  9. Anonymous said, on September 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

    The man name is Troy Davis the papers had Tony Davis I made a comment earlier with Tony well, Troy Davis my heart is still weighing heavy for you

  10. 11:08 PM « Chamblee54 said, on September 22, 2011 at 3:03 am

    […] services, RMA gets $18,000 per execution. Chamblee54 has written about Troy Davis five times. ( one, two , three , four , five ) Pictures today are from The Library of […]

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