*+-Gareth Porter: “If the public had access to the classified reports,” Davis writes, “they would see the dramatic gulf between what is often said in public by our senior leaders and what is true behind the scenes.”
*+-H. Scott Prosterman: It is said that only the most righteous Jews die during the High Holy Days. Al Davis died on the morning of Yom Kippur. That may or may not be coincidence.
*+-Amnesty International says this execution would be unconscionable, especially as doubts about Troy Davis’ guilt have never been erased. However, Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Scalia maintain that if a defendant receives a fair trial, is convicted and sentenced, actual innocence is not grounds to forbid an execution.