Saving Troy, failing

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Demonstrators wait as they call for Georgia state officials to halt the scheduled execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.

Demonstrators wait as they call for Georgia state officials to halt the scheduled execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.

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James McMenamin, wearing a T-shirt in support of murdered police officer Mark MacPhail, stands in a separate protest area at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison where convicted killer Troy Davis is set to be executed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia September 21, 2011.

James McMenamin, wearing a T-shirt in support of murdered police officer Mark MacPhail, stands in a separate protest area at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison where convicted killer Troy Davis is set to be executed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia September 21, 2011.

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Protesters chant anti-death penalty slogans for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis In Jackson, Ga., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Davis is scheduled to die Wednesday for killing off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail.

Protesters chant anti-death penalty slogans for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis In Jackson, Ga., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Davis is scheduled to die Wednesday for killing off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail.

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Vizion jones (r) embraces Mercedes Binns after the US Supreme Court refused to issue a stay of execution for convicted cop killer Troy Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia on September 21, 2011. Davis died for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, although his supporters contend several witnesses had recanted their trial statements.

Vizion jones (r) embraces Mercedes Binns after the US Supreme Court refused to issue a stay of execution for convicted cop killer Troy Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia on September 21, 2011. Davis died for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, although his supporters contend several witnesses had recanted their trial statements.

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Student protestors from Howard University wait outide the White House in Washington, DC for news on the planned execution of Troy Davis, the Georgia death row inmate whose contention of innocence has drawn global attention.

Student protestors from Howard University wait outide the White House in Washington, DC for news on the planned execution of Troy Davis, the Georgia death row inmate whose contention of innocence has drawn global attention.

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Brittany Stokes of McDonough holds a sign calling for Georgia state officials to halt the scheduled execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Brittany Stokes of McDonough holds a sign calling for Georgia state officials to halt the scheduled execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

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Protesters for Troy Davis walk through downtown Atlanta before gathering on the steps of the Georgia Capitol building. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday morning.

Protesters for Troy Davis walk through downtown Atlanta before gathering on the steps of the Georgia Capitol building. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday morning.

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Demonstrators react after an apparent delay in the scheduled execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Davis was scheduled to die today for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, although his supporters contend several witnesses have recanted their trial statements.

Demonstrators react after an apparent delay in the scheduled execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Davis was scheduled to die today for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, although his supporters contend several witnesses have recanted their trial statements.

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Anti-death penalty protesters listen to news about the delay of the execution by the U.S. Supreme Court for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis in Jackson, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.

Anti-death penalty protesters listen to news about the delay of the execution by the U.S. Supreme Court for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis in Jackson, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.

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Minister Lynn Hopkins (L) consoles her partner Carolyn Bond after a last minute US Supreme Court appeal was denied at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison where convicted killer Troy Davis is set to be executed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia.

Minister Lynn Hopkins (L) consoles her partner Carolyn Bond after a last minute US Supreme Court appeal was denied at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison where convicted killer Troy Davis is set to be executed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia.

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File photo of student protestors from Howard University as they demonstrate outside the White House, demaning a last-minute intervention on behalf of Troy Davis.

File photo of student protestors from Howard University as they demonstrate outside the White House, demaning a last-minute intervention on behalf of Troy Davis.

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2011 05:55 PM IST
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