In less than 6 hours, a man – likely innocent of charges – is scheduled to be put to death. Troy Davis was convicted of killing an off duty police officer in the 80s. Since then, witnesses have recanted and evidence has come to support his innocence. But in cases such as this – the powers that be refuse to admit possible error. Their pride, positions and ego allow for possibly innocent people to be killed.
For years I have wavered about the death penalty. I will no longer. First there was the Memphis 3 who were released a few months ago after long imprisonments and the planned execution of one of the men. Now, this. Our legal system is far too corrupt, fail-able and erroneous to accept this great risk.
Please read what you can about the case and form your own opinion. If your heart aches like mine does, please call these numbers and help save this man.
To call the Parole Board who could reconsider, call 00 1-404-656-0693 or 00 1-404-656-5651
- Troy Davis willing to take polygraph test, lawyers say (ajc.com)
- Troy Davis: ‘I’m sitting on death row for a crime I did not commit’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Troy Davis Denied Clemency, Set to Die Tomorrow [Executions] (gawker.com)
- Troy Davis: life worth saving? (thewordnyc.wordpress.com)