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Georgia may execute an innocent man, please protest!

August 23, 2010
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1. Immediate, please sign:
Oppose the Death Penalty for Troy Davis

2. Please send automatic message to Governor Perdue:
Don’t let them kill Troy Davis

3. Please write to Troy Davis, he receives a lot of mail but he will reply! The address is:

Troy Anthony Davis
P.O. Box 3877 GDCP
657378 G-2-39
Jackson, GA 30233

If writing, please do not embellish envelopes or send anything other than the letter and/or postcards and photos.

From Amnesty International USA

Troy Davis faces execution for the murder of Police Officer Mark MacPhail in Georgia, despite a strong claim of innocence.

Seven out of nine witnesses have recanted or contradicted their testimony, no murder weapon was found, and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime. The Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles has voted to deny clemency, yet Governor Perdue can still exercise leadership to ensure that his death sentence is commuted. Please urge him to demonstrate respect for fairness and justice by supporting clemency for Troy Davis.

Troy Davis has been scheduled for execution three times without ever having a hearing on evidence that he may be innocent. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Troy a long-awaited evidentiary hearing which concluded on June 24. While we await the outcome of this hearing, we must continue to let Georgia authorities know that we support full justice for Troy Davis.

For additional information and case history, please visit the Troy Anthony Davis website HERE

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Excerpt: Amnesty International Report on theCase of Troy Davis, Where is the Justice for me? A plea from Troy Davis

Where is the Justice for me? In 1989 I surrendered myself to the police for crimes I knew I was innocent of in an effort to seek justice through the court system in Savannah, Georgia USA. But like so many death penalty cases, that was not my fate and I have been denied justice. During my imprisonment I have lost more than my freedom, I lost my father and my family has suffered terribly, many times being treated as less than human and even as criminals. In the past I have had lawyers who refused my input, and would not represent me in the manner that I wanted to be represented. I have had witnesses against me threatened into making false statements to seal my death sentence and witnesses who wanted to tell the truth were vilified in court.

For the entire two years I was in jail awaiting trial I wore a handmade cross around my neck, it gave me peace and when a news reporter made a statement in the local news, “Cop-killer wears cross to court,” the cross was immediately taken as if I was unworthy to believe in God or him in me. The only time my family was allowed to enter the courtroom on my behalf was during the sentencing phase where my mother and sister had to beg for my life and the prosecutor simply said, “I was only fit for killing.” Where is the Justice for me, when the courts have refused to allow me relief when multiple witnesses have recanted their testimonies that they lied against me?

Because of the Anti-Terrorism Bill, the blatant racism and bias in the U.S. Court System, I remain on death row in spite of a compelling case of my innocence. Finally I have a private law firm trying to help save my life in the court system, but it is like no one wants to admit the system made another grave mistake. Am I to be made an example of to save face? Does anyone care about my family who has been victimized by this death sentence for over 16 years? Does anyone care that my family has the fate of knowing the time and manner by which I may be killed by the state of Georgia?

I truly understand a life has been lost and I have prayed for that family just as I pray for mine, but I am Innocent and all I ask for is a True Day in a Just Court. If I am so guilty why do the courts deny me that? The truth is that they have no real case; the truth is I am Innocent.

Where is the Justice for me?

By Troy A. Davis

Immediate, please sign:
Oppose the Death Penalty for Troy Davis
Please send automatic message to Governor Perdue:
Don’t let them kill Troy Davis

RELATED:
Death Penalty Information Organization: Executed but possibly innocent
The Huffington Post: Innocent, but Executed By Barry Scheck
The Innocence Project

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Joey permalink
    August 23, 2010 7:31 pm

    Thank you! X Please write to Troy Davis, he receives a lot of mail but he will reply! The address is:

    Troy Anthony Davis
    P.O. Box 3877 GDCP
    657378 G-2-39
    Jackson, GA 30233

    If writing, please do not embellish envelopes or send anything other than the letter and/or postcards and photos.

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    • Stacey permalink
      August 23, 2010 7:41 pm

      Excellent, thank you so much, Jo, I’ll include this info.

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  2. Anonymous permalink
    August 24, 2010 1:03 pm

    This case is bazarre. This story has been on Amnesty site and he pleaded then too. WHy is he on death row if he is so innocent. WHat about polygraph and the other guy that looks like him supposedly. There has to be more to this story that the public does not know and Troy and those others that were there that night know. I need to know more before I even begin to think about signing anything for anyone on death row. It would be nice to see copies of court documents,police records and lawyer notes, also jurry input on why he was convicted only him.

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  3. Neil warren permalink
    August 24, 2010 1:16 pm

    I already write letters to troy i have since 2008 an i support troy and his fight for his freedom an end this cold blooded murder of an innocent man, georgia needs to do the right thing an let troy go home to his family and friends an not cover your screw-up the evidence is their in black and white that troy is innocent

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  4. Anonymous permalink
    August 24, 2010 1:25 pm

    I wouldnt write to him. you may know more about the case those who want the public to write to him. I cant protest anything need more indormation and those who write must know him well.

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