September 22, 2011
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After a long, very good conversation with one of my closest friends, I realized that with my last post, I should’ve put a disclaimer. The article I used as reference did not itself reference any actual documents. So though much of what Mr. Erickson put in seemed to be factual (I applied my “why would he lie” filter), its better to have actual information with reference to remove doubt.
We did discuss the Wikipedia entry on the case, though we know that wikis can sometimes be full of wrong information (anyone can log in and edit to make a wiki slant in a desired direction). Since this entry was chock full of reference entries, I will assume there is at least some validity there. But further, I wanted court documents.
A search produced court documents f rom the Southern District court case in South Georgia in 2010. Within the documents are the original statements from witnesses the night of the shootings. If going by the statements, and even giving a second look to the statements made by those who recanted, I would be interested in knowning what other lawyers and law experts saw that the courts didn’t see. It would seem from testimony that there were many other witnesses that did not recant who gave enough info in testimony to convict Davis as the shooter.
The court docs from the case are here: Part 1 and Part 2. For those interested, the wiki for the case is here.
I am interested in getting opinions from people after reading the court documents.