The Irreversibility Of The Death Penalty

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In 2011, thousands of people rallied together to protest the execution of Troy Davis, as there was doubt about Davis’s guilt. They also expressed opposition to capital punishment in general. Because there was suspicion about whether Davis had committed the crime for which he was serving time, national figures such as ex-President Jimmy Carter and Germany’s junior minister for human rights, Markus Loening lent their voices, in solidarity with activists, against injustice and oppression. Loening emphasized the irreversibility of the death penalty, noting that a judicial error can ever be repaired.

Protestors in Georgia and abroad carried signs that read, “I AM TROY DAVIS” and “NOT IN MY NAME”. Vigils were held outside the prison, people lined
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