11:08 PM

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on September 22, 2011

Democracy Now had a six hour live broadcast outside the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, GA. (Amy Goodman called it the Death Row Prison.) Inside the big house, Troy Davis was put to death. He passed away at 11:08 pm.

The night was full of drama. At the original execution time of 7:00 pm, a cheer went up in the crowd. Word was that a reprieve had been granted. The United States Supreme Court was going to be consulted on the case. At roughly 10:30, word got back that SCOTUS was not interested in the case. The execution followed soon after. 
The fishwrapper had a reporter on the scene. This is part of their report:
Then he asked Davis if he has any final words. Yes, the condemned man said and he raised his head so he could look at Mark MacPhail Jr., who was an infant when his father was murdered, and William MacPhail, the dead officer’s brother. “I’m sorry for your loss,” Davis said. Mark MacPhail, who was leaning forward, and his uncle did not move. They stared at the man who killed their loved one.
“I did not personally kill your son, father and brother,” Davis said. “I am innocent. “ He asked his family and friends to continue to search for the truth. And to the prison officials he said “may God have mercy on your souls. May God bless your souls.” He then lowered his head. He turned down an offer for a prayer.”

One part of the Democracy Now broadcast caught PG’s attention. Amy Goodman was talking to Kathryn Hamoudah, who is connected to Georgians for alternatives to the death penalty. (PG suspects that Ms. Hamoudah was one of the people who was rude to him in July, when PG attended an execution.) Ms. Hamoudah mentioned a company called Rainbow Medical Associates. RMA has a contract with the state to provide Doctors that supervise executions. (A prison employee sticks the needle in.) For these 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 Congress.

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  1. The Date For Troy Davis « Chamblee54 said, on September 22, 2011 at 3:15 am

    UPDATE: Troy Davis was poisoned by the State of Georgia September 21, 2011. The time of death was 11:08 pm […]

  2. Cal Gough said, on September 22, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Oh, great. Somebody makes big bucks off an execution? Is there ANYTHING in this world that isn’t lucrative for somebody, somewhere in this weird culture? I’d love to know who set this fee, and the rationale for it.

  3. […] Davis to object to his execution, PG does not want to make a hero out of the man. Learning about an issue will do that for you. 1:22:32 AM Quinnnerd Quinn Edgar Mayor needs to come so I can sleep. […]

  4. The Limits Of Solidarity « Chamblee54 said, on January 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    […] when you claim to be six different mothers. A while back, the phrase of the day was “I am Troy Davis.” The Davis case lasted for 22 years. This is not the time to revisit that case. The point is, the […]

  5. Cheezy Poofs | Chamblee54 said, on May 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    […] has written about Karen Handel one, two, three, four, five time. More posts were written about Troy Davis. We all know how that one turned out. Maybe a future Occupy camp will rename a city facility […]

  6. […] Mize ~ Mark McCain ~ Brandon Rhode ~ Emmanuel Hammond ~ Roy Blankenship ~ Andrew Grant DeYoung ~ Troy Davis ~ Andrew Cook This discussion is based on these ten men. It does not cover the time before the […]

  7. […] taken back to the prison. Brandon Rhode was executed September 27, 2010. There is also the case of Troy Davis. There is little doubt that Mr. Davis was present when Mark MacPhail died. There is, however, doubt […]

  8. Carlton Gary | Chamblee54 said, on March 13, 2018 at 4:56 am

    […] that evidence.” When Georgia decides to execute someone, they don’t like to give up. Troy Davis, Kelly Gissendaner, and Warren Hill are recent examples. No matter how inconclusive the evidence, no […]

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