Stop the Execution of Troy Davis!
- by: Care2.com
- target: Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles Chairman James E. Donald
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles voted to deny clemency to Troy Davis. This means that very little is standing in the way of the state of Georgia executing a potentially innocent man this Wednesday, September 21 st at 7pm.
What do Former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI and former FBI director William S. Sessions have in common? They all oppose the execution of Troy Davis.
Davis has been on Georgia's death row for two decades after he was found guilty for the 1989 murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail. Since the trial, seven out of nine of these witnesses have recanted their statements, and with no physical evidence, many observers believe the case against Davis is flimsy and he deserves a second chance at trial.
Davis' appeals have repeatedly denied for procedural reasons in the 20 years he has been fighting his conviction. On March 28, the United States Supreme Court rejected Davis' appeal for a delay of execution, effectively paving the way for Georgia to set an execution date.
With Davis' legal efforts exhausted, only the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles can decide his fate. Send the board the message that you oppose the execution of Troy Davis!
Dear Chairman Donald,
I am writing to urge you to commute the death penalty sentence of Troy Davis.
[your comments here]
With so much potentially exonerating evidence, the state of Georgia runs the very serious risk of executing an innocent man.
[Your Name Here]