ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 22, 2011
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(Jackson, Georgia: Steve Osunsami) The execution of Troy Davis in Georgia featured; scenes shown of the protesters in Jackson; details given about he 1989 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail, the evidence against Davis and the recanting by witnesses of their testimony that convicted him. [DEMONSTRATOR - calls the execution tragic.] [Execution witness Rhonda COOK- quotes a statement from Davis.] [Victim's son Marl MacPHAIL- comments.] [NAACP president Ben JEALOUS- says if Troy was white....]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer, Dan Abrams) The race factor in death penalty cases with the race of the victim and geography being key discussed. [At the Republican debate, Texas Governor Rick PERRY - talks about execution in the state of Texas.]
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