Concerning the murder of Troy Davis:
"What we have had is a manufactured appearance of doubt which has taken on the quality of legitimate doubt itself. And all of it is exquisitely unfair," said Mr. Lawton, who retired as Chatham County's head prosecutor in 2008. "The good news is we live in a civilized society where questions like this are decided based on fact in open and transparent courts of law, and not on street corners."
COMMENT: I'm sorry, and I know I will be accused of being an arrogant European for this, but on this side of the Atlantic the USA is not regarded as a civilised society, and you will not be until you stop judicial murder, imprisonment without trial and letting people, who could be cured, die because they haven't got the necessary insurance. America is like the Roman Empire - it has great central heating, marvellous literature and social mobility but it still thinks killing people in the arena is morally justified and good fun.