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Smoken Joe

I sadly lost a part of my youth today when I heard about the death of Joe Frazier. Having grown up during the civil rights era I have a tremendous respect and appreciation for him as a man and an athlete. Frazier was the son of a sharecropper from segregated South Carolina who through hard work and perseverance became the heavyweight champion of the world.

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Did the Lawyers do right by Troy Davis along the way?

The execution of Troy Davis seems iminent now that the plea for clemency from the State Board of Pardons and Parole in Georgia has fallen on deaf ears.  Since their decision though, many in the defense bar have focused on what was or wasn't done along the way.  Some among us have even been openly critical of the lawyers who fought for Mr. Davis at various stages of the appeals process since his conviction.