Davis execution reignites death penalty debate

The execution of Troy Davis Last Wednesday in the US state of Georgia sparked outrage in many quarters around the world.

24th September, 2011

The execution of Troy Davis Last Wednesday in the US state of Georgia sparked outrage in many quarters around the world.

But whether the controversy over Davis’s killing will lead to a real American debate over the merits of the death penalty remains difficult to assess. Davis was convicted of the 1989 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail. MacPhail had intervened in a dispute in a car park and was shot. The state of Georgia...

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