Troy Davis: Halting His Execution

Guilt beyond a reasonable doubt it is the foundation of America’s justice system, built to serve and protect the wrongly accused. But in the case of Troy Davis, it’s a principle that has been defied, ignored and trampled on.

Troy’s execution is scheduled for next week, and there is simply too much doubt in his case for us to allow this to happen.
On Monday, September 19th, Troy has his final hearing in front of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. They have the power to halt the scheduled execution and commute Troy’s sentence, permanently preventing what could be a wrongful execution.

It is now up to us to make sure the Board hears our voices loud and clear. Send a letter to the Board asking them to grant clemency for Troy Davis, and make sure it’s something from the heart.

It is hard to fathom that our justice system would sentence a man to death when there is so much doubt. Consider this:

[] Seven of the nine original witnesses in Troy’s case have recanted or changed their story;

[] One eyewitness testified for the first time in 2010 that he saw his relative, not Davis, shoot Officer MacPhail; and

[] At least 10 individuals have implicated the alternative suspect as the actual perpetrator.

Right now we have two options. We can admit defeat and accept that some things are too big to change. Or we can stand behind our brother, like we have done for generations, and demand justice.

We cannot sit idly by as a justice system that is supposed to protect the most vulnerable among us imprisons and executes a man like Troy Davis.

Now is our chance to speak out and save Troy’s life. The members of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles have the power to do this.  Write to them and ask for clemency now: