Thursday, September 15, 2011

GEORGIA: CALL - FAX Gov's Office

GO to Amnesty USA here and to Real Clear Politics here

Too Much Doubt - Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the case against him has fallen apart. The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial.

Since then, all but two of the state's 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 by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis.One of the two witnesses who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester "Red" Coles — the principle alternative suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits implicating Sylvester Coles.Breaking News: An execution date for Troy Davis is scheduled for September 21! In the days before Davis' execution, the Georgia Board of Pardons & Paroles will hold a final clemency hearing – a final chance to prevent Troy Davis from being executed.

You may also wish to sign this endorsement from People of Faith Against the Death Penalty - North Carolina (Same time ALSO plz CALL/FAX as over the years many of us have found these efforts to be VERY powerful just before an execution - Also find religious leaders - including high-ranking Catholic Bishop's offices - to do the same.)

Today is the last day that we will be accepting endorsements from religious leaders on the letter calling for clemency for Troy Davis. Thank you for all of your efforts thus far.

Please help us in this final push. The letter will be hand delivered at 10:30 a.m. EDT tomorrow at a press conference outside the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles' offices in Atlanta.

We have only a few hours left - we will stop accepting endorsements at 5 p.m. EDT today. Think about any additional religious leaders you can approach and encourage them to immediately take action to save the life of Troy Davis.

The letter is at

In peace,

Amanda, Beto and Steve

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