February 6, 2009

Ask Governor Perdue to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis


The state of Georgia seems determined to kill Troy Davis. We have been talking about Troy Davis with villagers since last September. I imagine that our prayers, calls, emails and such have had some impact as his execution has been stayed.

Troy Davis faces execution for the murder of Police Officer Mark MacPhail in Georgia, despite a strong claim of innocence. 7 out of 9 witnesses have recanted or contradicted their testimony, no murder weapon was found and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime.

The Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles has voted to deny clemency, yet Governor Perdue can still exercise leadership to ensure that clemency is granted to Troy Davis.






We need to let Georgia officials hear from us again. Please join us in asking Governor Perdue to stop the execution of Troy Davis.

Despite this mounting evidence in favor of Troy’s freedom, he continues to wait on death row. I encourage villagers to watch and share this video with others. We are anxiously awaiting the court’s response to the latest round of arguments in Troy’s case that could be handed down at any moment. So the fate of Troy Davis is still very much in limbo.

Will you step up to support this young man?

3 comments:

SjP said...

Villager, as you know, I too have been following the Troy Davis situation. There seems, however, no additional or new information regarding his case or the hearing that was to be held back in December. Are you or any other Villagers following this story aware of any new developments?

Villager said...

Sojourner - I rec'd update with this new letter-writing campaign from Amnesty International. It appears that everyone is simply in a 'wait' mode. The video was new to me ... so I took this as opportunity to share it with my blog readers...

SjP said...

Much obliged, Villager. I'm now on AI's list to receive updates. Seems really strange that there is no info regarding the hearing in December...