All four major Atlanta news stations had crews in Jackson on Wednesday to cover the execution of Troy Davis, which occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. following a last-minute postponement and a day of protest.
NBC-affiliate WXIA had two reporters in Jackson, covering both the execution and the interplay between protestors and police officers. Matt Pearl was joined by Devin Feely, who described a “massive police presence.”
“What strikes me as a person whose not a lawyer is the cruelty of this whole process,” Thomas said at one point, describing the hours between the scheduled time of the execution and the Supreme Court’s decision not to issue a stay. “As several hundred protesters gather, it’s like a roller coaster ride of emotions for everyone involved.”