Execution of Troy Davis to proceed forward? Take action to stop injustice!
Even though seven out of the nine witnesses who put Troy Davis on death row recanted their testimony, he's still scheduled to be executed.
Let the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles know you don't support the execution of Troy Davis »
In 1991, Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of an off-duty police officer based solely on eyewitness evidence. Since then, seven out of nine eyewitnesses have said they were coerced by police into making false statements and have since recanted what they initially said.
On March 28, The Supreme Court refused to hear Davis's appeal, effectively allowing Georgia to set his execution date. Troy Davis's fate is now in the hands of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Davis has unsuccessfully used every legal means necessary to fight his conviction. Urge the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to commute the death sentence of Troy Davis »
Take action link: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AgFSI/zlh8/P6uV
- Target: Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles Chairman James E. Donald
What do Former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI and former FBI director William S. Sessions have in common? They all oppose the execution of Troy Davis.
Davis has been on Georgia's death row for two decades after he was found guilty for the 1989 murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail. Since the trial, seven out of nine of these witnesses have recanted their statements, and with no physical evidence, many observers believe the case against Davis is flimsy and he deserves a second chance at trial.
Davis' appeals have repeatedly denied for procedural reasons in the 20 years he has been fighting his conviction. On March 28, the United States Supreme Court rejected Davis' appeal for a delay of execution, effectively paving the way for Georgia to set an execution date.
With Davis' legal efforts exhausted, only the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles can decide his fate. Send the board the message that you oppose the execution of Troy Davis!
- R Lewis wrote:
As a prior commenter noted, the federal judges actions and statements in the case are certainly questionable and possible regretful. That said, Democracy Now reported this morning that there exists one option for saving this innocent mans life outside of hoping that GA’s death cocktail is not returned by the DEA. Call Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Parole @ 404-656-5651 and urge them to commute Mr Davis’ sentence to life in prison, to at least buy more time to prove his innocence. Ref: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/03/28/another-odd-twist-in-an-already-odd-death-penalty-case/?mod=WSJBlog