I don't know if anyone has heard about Troy Davis, I searched to forums and found nothing, but basically in 1989 a jury found of guilty of killing a police officer. Troy Davis has repeatedly stated his innocence in the case, and some serious doubts about the evidence used in the case.
Here's a link outlining the basic premises of the case and his current situation: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15008387
Now it should be noted that Troy Davis is black and is being held in the state of Georgia. There are many protestors outside of the jail that he is being held at. He has had 4 scheduled executions, and is currently waiting on a Supreme Court verdict on whether or not to delay the execution.
The case brings up serious questions about the morality of the death penalty and the American legal system as a whole. I personally believe that if you have enough cases involving murder that a jury is bound to make a mistake which means that the state will kill an innocent person.
Any other thoughts on this story, I am interested to hear what non-Americans think about this case and the America legal system as a whole.
EDIT: The main outrage of this specific case is that 7 of the 12 key witnesses in the case RECANTED (disavowed) their claims. The lack of DNA or gun evidence also brings further doubt about the case and makes me outraged that the courts still thought that they were 100% sure he was guilty of murder. On top of that he was strapped down to a chair for 3 hours while waiting for the courts to finally conclude that he was to be executed a truly inhumane fate. It must have been a truly horrifying time for him waiting for his death...