Witness reliability plays prominently in Troy Davis' internationally-watched case. In the two decades since Davis was condemned for fatally shooting Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail, seven of the nine witnesses who testified against Davis at his trial have recanted their testimony. No jury has heard those recantations, and a Savannah judged looked upon evidence of changed testimony with suspicion.
Groups opposed to legislation that would affect Georgia’s immigrants rallied at the state capitol today. Latino and civil rights groups are warning that any bill encouraging racial profiling will be fought in court.
Prisoners at Hays, Macon, Telfair, and Smith state prisons placed on lockdown Thursday when the department of corrections learned of a coordinated strike effort . Officials say the lockdowns will continue until an internal security review is complete.
The NAACP and Tea Party in Rome are coming together to hold a political candidate forum on Thursday. The unlikely union came out of a scheduling conflict when both groups planned to hold forums on the same day and location.