Readers familiar with the Troy Davis case out of Georgia might wonder what I'm doing posting about this on a DUI blog. Good question.
For one thing, I focus on criminal defense in Illinois as well. For another, one of the great problems presented by DUI investigation and prosecution is a problem of general integrity in the legal system.
Here we have just such a problem. Seven of nine key witnesses have recanted their testimony? When we, as a society, execute people, there must be no room whatsoever for doubt. Even if Troy Davis is guilty in fact, and not just in law, this is a failure of our system of justice and a blight on it's integrity.
High court refuses to block Troy Davis execution | ajc.com