Just two days after black inmate Troy Davis was executed, the Georgia Board of Pardons commuted the death sentence of white inmate David Crowe to life imprisonment.
Let's see: Crowe is white, Davis was black; Crowe admits he killed his former employer in the course of robbing his store that ended with Crowe shooting the guy three times, beating the man with a can of paint and bludgeoning him with a crowbar. Davis supposedly shot a security guard who happened to be an off-duty policeman. There was no physical evidence connecting Davis to his purported crime and almost every eye witness subsequently recanted their testimony, many saying they had been pressured by the cops into fingering Davis. Thousands of intervenors, from the Pope to Jimmy Carter, pleaded that Davis' life be spared. Davis maintained his innocence to his death.
When you compare the execution of Troy Davis to the commutation of David Crowe it becomes apparent the only thing the State of Georgia overlooked was the lynching.
Meanwhile, in other death penalty news, Texas has decided it will no longer off the condemned a "last meal." Apparently malevolent swine James Brewer ordered a feast and then went to his maker on Wednesday without taking so much as a bite.