Can this really be happening?
Troy Davis, an African American, is scheduled for execution by lethal injection in Georgia today, at 7 pm (local time). His conviction has been subject to severe doubts; key witnesses have recanted, among other things.
The Supreme Court is going to rule on his latest appeal.
BUT the court’s decision is decision is scheduled for Sept. 29th. And Georgia is going ahead.
From CNN (link in Austin’s comment below):
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a last-minute reprieve to a Georgia man fewer than two hours before he was to be executed for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty police officer…Troy Anthony Davis learned that his execution had been stayed when he saw it on television, he told CNN via telephone in his first interview after the stay was announced.