Since the execution of Troy Davis President Obama has been catching some heat for not doing what he could to stop the execution from taking place.  However contrary to popular belief, he DID try and do something. According to, unnamed sources revealed that the President tried to save Mr. Davis. 

Robert "Rob" Redding Jr. posted a story on Monday of this week revealing that President Obama held a private lunch meeting with about 10 select black broadcasters at the White House trying to come up with a plan to try and spare Mr. Davis' life.

The President spent 3 days looking at how he could legally get involved in the case on a federal level.  There was just nothing he could do.  The Obama administration even called the state of Georgia about getting involved and was basically told "no".

President Obama said "We looked a every possible avenue legally, there was not one there".  So why didn't the President just speak out publicly.  That's easier said than done.  Yes, he is the President of the United States of America, but he's also one of the most scrutinized public figures in all of American history.

The fact is, it wouldn't have done any good.  Even the Pope, and he tried,  couldn't stop this execution.   The President said "I don't want to make this man's death political for me".  Meaning, that some people would have seen it that way and it could've just make matters worse.

R.I.P-Troy Davis