This case is eye opening and a must read for those who are both proponents of the death penalty and against the death penalty, IMO. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100824/ts_alt_afp/usjusticeexecutiondavis Mr. Davis was convicted in 1989 of shooting to death a GA police officer. Since that time, 7 of the 9 witnesses against him have recanted their testimony by stating they were coerced by police to place Davis at the scene of the shooting. There was no physical evidence that placed him at the scene. snip Even if Davis had proved his innocence, the law was unresolved on whether that would have saved him from the death penalty if his original prosecution did not violate constitutional fair trial standards. snip Come again??