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Like many other celebs, the actor began sending off a barrage of tweets yesterday about the case of Troy Davis, the Georgia inmate executed yesterday for the 1989 killing of an off-duty policeman—despite doubts about whether Davis was the real killer.
And Baldwin has yet to stop. What's he saying?
The politically active performer, who will be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, began his tweets yesterday when he was tuned into MSNBC and learned that the state was going ahead with the execution.
"Davis may be executed within the hour," he wrote.
Baldwin then tweeted over 20 more times in less than an hour about the case, voicing his opinion on the death penalty as well as how another man has admitted guilt in the shooting.
"US death penalty humiliates us in the eyes of much of the world," he wrote.
Despite the objections of the current pope, former president Jimmy Carter, a former director of the FBI and many more, the 42-year-old Davis was executed by lethal injection after being convicted of the 1989 shooting of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in a Savannah parking lot, where MacPhail had been working as a security guard.
"Every sensible American is appalled when police officer is killed. But the attendant charges are grave. U don't want 2 kill an innocent man," wrote Baldwin.
While the MacPhail family have stated that they are convinced that justice has been done, Davis pleaded not guilty at his trial and had maintained his innocence all the way up until he was executed.
As well, multiple eyewitnesses had also come forward over the years to recant their accounts of what they saw that night. These actions combined, along with public support and backing from Amnesty International, caused Davis' defense team to claim there was too much doubt in the case to execute him.
"Davis is dead," wrote Baldwin.
And then he got back to tweeting about the case, the U.S. wars and the death penalty.