In spite of widespread doubt as to his guilt, Troy Davis was executed last night by the state of Georgia. In Texas, white supremacist gang member Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed for the slaying of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas. In light of these executions, we discuss the death penalty.
Troy Davis Executed in Georgia
Josephine Bennett, reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting
Rory Little, professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law
Michael Rushford, president of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, a nonprofit public interest law organization dedicated to the rights of crime victims and the criminally accused
Natasha Minsker, death penalty policy director for the ACLU of Northern California