Finality Over Fairness -- Troy Davis -- UPDATE & Summary from Amnesty International
- The Supreme Court has declined to hear Troy Davis' case. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday, September 12. They did so despite overwhelming doubts of Davis' guilt - and after stating last year that they would "not allow an execution to proceed in this State unless and until its members are convinced that there is no doubt as to the guilt of the accused." On September 23, The U.S. Supreme Court stayed Troy Davis' execution "pending the disposition of [his] petition for a writ of certiorari." On October 14, the Court decided not to accept his petition.
ACTIONS SUGGESTED with important DO NOTS: The Georgia Board has the power to step in at any point, so we encourage you to continue to collect letters and petitions asking them to issue clemency. These letters are being collected in Amnesty International's Atlanta office to be delivered to the Board at the appropriate time. Please DO NOT send your letters directly to the Board...fax your letter to 404-876-2276...
Also suggestions have come in that people should be preparing and sending numerous articles for their local papers, as letters to the editor, op-eds, opinion pieces, etc., about Troy, and copies should be sent to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Also, Amnesty respectfully asks us NOT to contact the US Supreme Court or the Governor or Attorney General of Georgia because it COULD BE DETRIMENTAL at this time.
More Actions/Suggestions with Updates coming when sites, actions, blogs are further updated. Thanks so much for checking in and please do keep checking back.
Listen below to US Human Rights Network Executive Director Ajamu Baraka as he interviews Martina Carreia
BY THE WAY: We expect to put up a nice SUMMARY from the Montana Journey by Montana folk and we hope to post another "journal" post from Beth and others as soon as the Journey participants are able to catch their breath. (The Journey in Montana has ended recently and now folk are mostly catching up, we suppose.)