Those who have spent years supporting Davis and proving his innocence were forced to watch himlose his life for something he did not do. The proof has been submitted time and time again while witnesses recanted their testimonies and one woman even stated that she was threatened by the actual cop killer to not testify against him. The Pope, Jimmy Carter, Al Sharpton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton and many, many, others came to bat for Davis to no avail.
But there was a case in 2008, that needs to be clarified, and probably many more cases like it, to show why it was different from Davis’ case. David Crowe, 47, beat, robbed, and killed his former employer, admitted his guilt, and still saw his death sentence commuted to life without parole.
Now given this particular case preceded Davis’ alleged crime as well as his punishment, the state had plenty to go on when considering a change in Davis’ fate. It appears that this is a great case to investigate for the proper process of altering the use of the death penalty as well as future judgments. Now it’s a wonder why some believe that race is one of the determining factors in the fate of America’s criminals.
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