Davis, 42, was convicted of murdering Mark MacPhail, an off-duty Savannah police officer shot to death while coming to the aid of a homeless man being assaulted in a parking lot in the early morning of Aug.19, 1989. The murder weapon was never recovered and no physical evidence was found linking Davis to the crime, and he has always maintained that another man at the scene was responsible for the shooting.
Since the original trial in 1991, seven of nine prosecution witnesses that linked Davis to the shooting have either recanted or materially altered the stories they told the jury, but Davis’ attempts to secure a retrial have been persistently rebuffed by state and federal courts.
Beyond that the defense contends that Mr. Davis is a threat to society BECAUSE HE IS BLACK!!!
Protestors have taken to the streets of Savannah, Georgia with hopes of bringing awareness to the injustice. Demonstrators are appauled that the lack of substantial evidence may stand. Though insubstantial evidence is pivotal criteria in dismissing far less impacting cases.
NO ONE CAN TELL THIS WRITER THAT SEGREGATION and CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ARE NON EXISTANT!