Civil rights leaders gather to discuss Troy Davis case

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ATLANTA - A group of civil rights leaders is gathering in Atlanta to discuss the case of a convicted death row inmate who says he is innocent and should be spared from execution.

The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network is meeting Thursday to focus on the case of Troy Davis, a Savannah man convicted of the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer.

Davis' fate has drawn worldwide attention, including support from former President Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI.

Supporters say he deserves a new trial after several witnesses took back their testimony, but prosecutors stand by the conviction.

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genbartow
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genbartow 08/13/09 - 08:19 am
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"Let's see. How can we get

"Let's see. How can we get more money for ourselves out of this opportunity?"

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justus4 08/13/09 - 08:27 am
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That state's attorney general
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That state's attorney general should be highly concerned that an injustice is happening on his watch, but due a complete failure to seek fairness, his office does nothing. Thats why this group of concerned citizens is so important in getting the facts out. Its an uphill battle, but when elected officials are failures, real americans stand up for justice. We are seeing that with this gathering.

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Georgiais1 08/13/09 - 09:49 am
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Fry the thug.

Fry the thug.

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concernednative 08/13/09 - 10:02 am
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I just don't understand why

I just don't understand why he can't get another trial with all the witnessess changing their story.

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KingJames 08/13/09 - 10:23 am
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Has anyone thought what would

Has anyone thought what would happen if they actually "fry the thug" and he's really innocent? I really don't understand what's so hard about giving the man a new trial. I suppose having a President and the Pope on your side doesn't count for much to some people.

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