Monday, September 8, 2008

Troy Davis is scheduled to die and may be innocent

From the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty:

The state of Georgia has issued a death warrant for Troy Davis to commence on Sept 23, which will likely be the date of the scheduled execution - this despite evidence that Davis may be innocent.

Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of Police Officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia. According to Amnesty International, the case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony that contained inconsistencies, even at trial. Since then, all but two of the state's nine non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony. Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced into testifying or signing statements.

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty asks you to take action TODAY to help convince the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to act so that the State of Georgia does not carry out this execution. The Board has scheduled the clemency hearing for September 12 (THIS FRIDAY) so time is of the essence.

Your short and polite note asking the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis may be e-mailed, faxed and/or mailed via postal mail today or sent for overnight delivery by Thursday.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles
Floyd Veterans Memorial Building
Balcony Level, East Tower
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30334-4909

Phone: (404) 657-9350
Fax: (404) 651-8502 and/or (404) 651-6670

In addition to sending your personal hand written note in the mail or by fax, and to making the phone call, please go to this web site to take this urgent action today:

As always as you take this action, please keep the family of the victim, Officer MacPhail, in your thoughts and prayers.

You can read more about the Davis case here...