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NAACP tells Ga. lawmakers to end death penalty

ATLANTA (AP) The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is asking state lawmakers to end capital punishment.

NAACP state president Edward Dubose said at a rally Monday that execution is murder. State Sen. Vincent Fort has said he will file legislation to end capital punishment.

Dubose cited the case of Troy Davis, who was convicted of killing an off-duty policeman in Savannah and executed last year. Davis' case attracted worldwide attention amid claims from his supporters that Davis was innocent and that there was too much doubt for an execution.

Courts repeatedly upheld Davis' sentence and the late officer's family and prosecutors say they believe Davis was guilty.

Dubose criticized Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal for not doing more to stop the execution. By law, Deal cannot give a reprieve to death row inmates.

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will 2 years, 10 months ago

We need to keep the death penalty and make jail and prison life a living hell so nobody would ever want to be there. The chain gang would also deter the predators. Treat these animals like they deserve to be treated, just enough to survive, no TV, no sports equipment, no comforts at all, and no parole period. They should lose all rights given to upstanding citizens and they should never let sex offenders out so they can repeat what got them put in prison in the first place. Put them in and throw away the key.

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Frustrated 2 years, 10 months ago

Okay let me get this straight...Dubose thinks capital punishment is murder and should be abolished. What would be the deterent for these thugs going around shooting people for their cellphones, computers, or simply for the heck of it? I know its not working too well at the moment but at least it is in place for those that DO get convicted even though it takes years to carry out. Along the same lines, now they want to eliminate high speed chases all together. If you think its dangerous now just wait until that happens and all these thugs out here will know that all they have to do is take off running from the police and they will get away. And just so you know, most cases are not "just traffic offenses" like some would have you believe. Why not provide more and better training to law enforcement and a little more control over chases? The people run for a reason so think about that a second.

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will 2 years, 10 months ago

I forgot to mention if the naacp is involved people usually laugh and walk away. They are not taken seriously at all, they are like pulling the race card-wanting something even if they are wrong. National Appeasement Association for Crooked People.

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