In what John Nichols recalled as retired Justice Steven’s “haunting reminder of once prevalent southern lynchings,” Troy Davis was executed late this evening, dying 11:08 P.M. in Georgia. Community activists decry his execution as legal murder or lynching by the State.
U.S. Demonstrators, "I Am Troy Davis"
The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution moments before Mr. Davis, strapped into a gurney, was to be lethally injected with poisons at 7; however, it turned out our hopes for a stay had been falsely raised when, not much later, the Court summarily and unanimously turned down the appeal, without explanation.
Within the next half hour, Troy Davis was killed.
International Demonstration For Troy Davis, France