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Help Save Troy Davis from Execution in Georgia

Posted on Sunday, 11th September 2011 @ 11:30 AM by Text Size A | A | A

Don’t Let Georgia Kill Troy Davis

Troy DavisThe day is now here – the
state of Georgia has set Troy Davis’ execution date for
September
21st
.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his final appeal earlier this
year.  But the story remains the same – Troy Davis could very
well be innocent.

However, in the state of Georgia, the Board of Pardons & Paroles
holds the keys to Troy’s fate.  In the days before Davis’ execution,
this Board will hold a final clemency hearing – a final chance to
prevent Troy Davis from being executed.

Davis was convicted on the basis of witness testimony – seven
of the nine original witnesses have since recanted
or changed
their testimony.

One witness said in a CNN news interview:

“If I knew then, what I know now, Troy Davis
would not be on death row.”

I know it’s difficult to believe that a
system of justice could be so terribly flawed, but keep in mind that
Troy has survived three previous execution dates, because
people like you kept the justice system in check! 

We’ve been bracing for this moment and the time for action is now!
Here’s what you can do to join the fight:

1. Sign
our petition to the Board of Pardons & Paroles urging them to grant
clemency!
 
We’ll deliver your signatures next week.

2. Organize
locally for Troy
: Take to the streets with us. Soon we’ll
be announcing the date for the official Troy Davis Day of Action. Sign
up now to rally in the coming days to stop the execution of Troy Davis.

3. Join our #TooMuchDoubt Twitter campaign:  Spread
the word about this injustice by tweeting a “Doubt a Day” about Troy’s
story.  Follow us @amnesty for
tweets or use some of these ‘doubts’ in your tweets:

Georgia plans to execute
#TroyDavis even though 10 witnesses say another man committed the crime http://bit.ly/TroyPetition#TooMuchDoubt

Juror: “If I knew then what I know now #TroyDavis would not be on
death row.” http://bit.ly/TroyPetition#TooMuchDoubt

9 witnesses have signed affidavits implicating another suspect, not
#TroyDavis. http://bit.ly/TroyPetition#TooMuchDoubt

75% of wrongful convictions overturned by DNA had witness
misidentifications.  http://bit.ly/TroyPetition #TooMuchDoubt

No physical evidence directly linked #TroyDavis to the murder.  The
weapon was never found.  http://bit.ly/TroyPetition#TooMuchDoubt

A witness:  “Troy never confessed to me…about the shooting. I made up
the confession.” http://bit.ly/TroyPetition #TooMuchDoubt

Witness: “After a couple hours of the detectives…threatening me,
I…told them what they wanted.” http://bit.ly/TroyPetition#TooMuchDoubt

Witness: “the officers gave me a statement I signed it. I did not
read it because I cannot read.”  http://bit.ly/TroyPetition#TooMuchDoubt

In 2010, a witness testified that he saw his own relative (not
#TroyDavis) shoot the policeman. http://bit.ly/TroyPetition#TooMuchDoubt

Witness:  Other suspect “told me he shot a police officer & that a
guy named Davis took the fall” http://bit.ly/TroyPetition#TooMuchDoubt

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