Resisting Troy's Planned Execution with Every Moment Left

We are going into a difficult day. Today the state of Georgia is gearing up to execute Troy Davis. However, we have not been sitting quietly by here in Atlanta and everywhere worldwide.

When I learned the stunning news Tuesday morning, I paused for a moment to absorb the gravity of the two-word text message I had just read: “Clemency Denied.” But there was no time for reflection; we called for a “Day of Protest” and called on everyone with the power to act to do so. Around 700 people last night on the capitol steps for an energetic protest, chanting “Not in my name!”

Today is a “Day of Vigil.” We encourage you to make it known that you will not passively accept Georgia’s planned killing of Troy Davis at 7pm. Wear a black armband and write “Not in my name!” on it. Tell people about Troy Davis and why we must abolish the death penalty. If we have not managed to stop the execution by 6pm, gather with others in vigil.

The state of Georgia is about to do something horrific. It is prepared to kill a person who may well be innocent. Human life and human rights are on the line. The reputation of the state of Georgia is on the line. The confidence of Georgians and Americans in their justice system is on the line.

The state of Georgia has proven our point: the death penalty is too great a power to give to the government. Human institutions are too prone to bias and error to be entrusted with this God-like power. The death penalty is a human rights violation whether given to the guilty or the innocent and it must be abolished.

While we have time, let us not let the committee of Pontius Pilots off the hook! We want to appeal to anyone who has any direct power or influence to act to prevent this execution. If those you appeal to try to claim, “I don’t have the power to intervene,” Remind them that they do have power, even if it is through their influence and not their legal authority.

Here’s what you can do:


Fax or call the Parole Board and ask them to reconsider their decision and grant Troy clemency. Fax: 404-651-8502 and 404-651-6670 (try both as they will be busy), Phone: 404-656-0693 and 404-656-5651

Fax or call the Savannah District Attorney, Larry Chisolm, and ask him to urge the local judge to vacate the execution warrant. Fax: 912-652-7328, Phone: 912-652-7308.

Call the local judge, Penny Haas Freesman, and ask her to vacate the warrant. Phone: (912) 652-7252
Call the Governor, Nathan Deal, and ask him to use his influence to encourage the board to grant clemency. Phone: 404-656-1776.

In Georgia, stand with us, saying “NOT IN MY NAME!”
a) Capitol vigil – 6pm
b) Prison vigil – 5:30pm across the street from the prison at Towaliga County Line Baptist Church (153 Short Road, Jackson). Take I-75 to Exit 201 and head toward the Hess gas station (turn left (east) off the interstate if heading south on I-75) on Barnesville-Jackson Rd. (Ga 36) and turn right past the gas station.

Attend a vigil around the US

This is a time to be heard, not a time to submit. And please remain respectful to those who answer the phones. There is no need to be rude or to yell – the strength of our message will come through the volume of calls we generate, not in the decibels of our individual voices.

The thought of what may happen at 7pm tonight is outrageous, but it is all the more reason to continue to have hope, to continue to take action, and to continue to fight against the unjust death penalty.

(Tune into Democracy Now for a special broadcast from the prison between 6-8pm)

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174 thoughts on “Resisting Troy's Planned Execution with Every Moment Left

  1. The first commandment of the Bible says – do not kill. So why is someone hiding behind the law, decides that he can break a commandment?
    God forbid that they have stopped. May God bless Troy LIVE! (sorry for bad English language). Marina, Moscow

  2. Being an English undergrad, I cannot afford to call the judge or governor, but I urge anyone reading this to do so if they can. A potentially innocent man is facing execution for a crime he probably didn't commit. If you think this is unfair, please do something about it.

  3. If Troy Davis is executed today it will be a day of shame for Georgia, and for the US justice system.
    Many people throughout the world are disturbed by the thought Troy being executed when so much doubt about his guilt remains unresolved.
    Nothing can undermine public faith in a criminal justice system faster than an execution when there are still serious doubts about guilt.
    In the eyes of the world Georgia cannot afford to make such a mistake.

  4. If Troy Davis is killed today it is because the state of Georgia wants to kill someone! I can see no other reason. There is no physical evidence linking Troy to the crime. Most witnesses have recanted their testimonies. It's all hearsay. "He did it!" someone cried — tried, convicted then tortured on death row for 20 years. Where's the modern justice system in this. It's a crying shame.

  5. I was very angry to read such a case and have nothing I can do practically about it as words are never enough when it comes to similar situations. I feel deep sadness that is eating me to think that Russian and x- soviet countries are as bloody as they always were while the whole world is as helpless as it always were about these criminals.
    WHY CAN'T WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT HUMANS THINK THEY ARE AS POWERFUL AS A GOD??????!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Hey,
    I'm french and I'm living in India.
    I try to call all of them, but it doen't work… I don't know why. I'll try till I can speak to someone. Even if I'm not american, it impossible to tolerate the legal murder of a man, guilty or innocent. It's still a human crime…
    They will kill someone because they think he killed a man… how ironic. They are murderers for sure !!! So, should we apply the same sentence for them ? Of course not, but they will have something huge on their conscience… Hope they can deal with it. I can't.

  7. This number for the DA's office is a "non-working number" per the recording… 912-652-7308. Could they have disconnected the number, or is there another? BTW I checked his website – the number we have IS correct.

    I've signed 2 petitions in recent weeks to save Troy, and I'm devastated it has come to this. I'll spend all day trying to get through if I have to. So far all the numbers are busy, except for the disconnected one. What a low-down sneaky trick if the DA changed his number.

  8. Update – the DA's number now answered with a recording that says "Thank you for contacting the DA's office" – THEN IT HANGS UP!!

    Not cool, Georgia. Very underhanded to refuse to hear the citizens of this country.

  9. I'm here in the Philippines and I can't do much except use the internet to make some "noise" as much as I can. Let my countrymen (and the whole world) know that the State of Georgia and the US is about to execute a "probably innocent man" who was presumed guilty from the very start. I'm neither for or against the death penalty but I can clearly see that something is terribly wrong in the case of Troy Davis. There is more than a reasonable doubt to at least stay the execution. There is too much doubt in Troy Davis' guilt and much more doubt in the system!… And if it ends in Troy Davis' execution… shame on the "civilized" world for letting this injustice happen.

  10. I am saddened that the victim's family was so adamant about putting Troy Davis to death. Certainly they are in pain, and there should be justice for this crime. However, we have to look at this case and conclude that at least right now, we do not know who pulled the trigger. I don't understand how the family could feel better about another death under any circumstances, but particularly with such a strong doubt about the accuracy of the process.

  11. "I´m portuguese. In my small country, death penalty was ABOLISHED in 1867. Portugal led the way in 1867 immediately followed by the Netherlands".
    I posted this comment a few days ago.
    Now, I can only say that I´m shocked and I totally agree that this all process is medieval!
    We live in the XXI century and somehow, here and there, all over the world it seems that we jump back in time to more than 600 years.

  12. I tried all the numbers. I couldn't get through to any except the Governor's office. They answered with a human right away…I briefly told a man why I was calling, and he politely said he'd pass the message to the governor. He asked my name, verified my phone number, and asked what state I was calling from.

  13. Contact Larry Chislom, DA for Chatham County: LCHISOLM@chathamcounty.org or by phone at 912-652-7308. FAX his office at 912-652-7328. The district attorney for Chatham County in Georgia has the power to "petition for withdrawal of the death warrant for Troy Davis."

  14. I have been campaigning for Troy for the past three years. I feel like I know him, I deeply care for him.

    The tragic, phantasmagoric flaws in the US justice system are simply shocking. I come from Lithuania, a country that is urged to look up to Western countries with respect to human rights and justice. Yet in my country, with all its flaws, there are no Troy Davises – simply because abolished the death penalty soon after we regained independence.

    I hold on to hope. We love you Troy, all over the world.

  15. I have tried sending an email – rejected – and several phone numbers which ring for a long time and then are cut off! So it seems there is a deliberate mindset that will not allow reasoning. It is sickening and this is the world's foremost power??

  16. I am changing my Facebook picture black today to reflect this dark day. If you would like to join me, copy and paste:

    Today is a dark day. I am changing my profile photo to this black picture to protest the pending, and unjust execution of Troy Davis. Whatever your views on the death penalty, I hope we can all agree that it should not be administered under a cloud of doubt. Feel free to copy and paste this today and use this image as your profile picture.

    For more information on this case visit http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/cases/usa-troy….

  17. Will there be a vigil tonight in New York City too?? If there are any New York events, PLEASE post the info!!

  18. The number shown above for Judge Penny Haas Freesman (912) 652-7252 does not work — I get a message saying "this number is incorrect". Have they disconnected it?

  19. Last night I received the following announcement of a march/vigil in New York leading up to the time of Troy's scheduled execution. (I have changed the time reference to refer to today, Wednesday Sept. 21) I have not been able to find any announcement on the Amnesty website, and an email to the NY office (email address at the end of the notice) has not produced any response.
    Wear a black armband, bring a candle, and a sign or armband that says "TROY DAVIS SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 NOT IN MY NAME"
    I will not have internet access after 2:30 p.m.,so if there are any changes after that I will not be able to post them.
    Amanda

    Announcement follows:

    MARCH & VIGIL FOR TROY DAVIS!

    The state of Georgia plans to execute an innocent man tomorrow. We will not be silent in the face of this outrage! Troy Davis continues to resist and so shall we.

    GATHER TODAY AT 6 PM – HARLEM STATE OFFICE BUILDING – CORNER OF 125th ST. & ADAM CLAYTON POWELL BLVD.
    MARCH TO ST. MARY’S CHURCH, 521 WEST 126th STREET (btw. Broadway & Amsterdam)

    tmcharris@aiusa.org / nyc@nodeathpenalty.org for more info

  20. Im bout sick of this Casey Anthony goes free with all the evidence linking to her and they trying to kill this man with no evidence this is gonna have the world on the edge

  21. It's the Heart of the Empire Judicial (Not "justice") System….. a piece of cold stone …racist….retrograde….still in the Dark Ages….The same law is applied to their victims overseas….Palestinians….Afghans….Irakies….Haitians…..Somalies…. Lybians….Hondurians… the cautives in "Gitmo"…etc….etc…etc….My question is: WHEN the American People is going to start a Revolution against this Empire ?….

  22. This is a legal lynching the only difference is that instead of using a mob, rope, and tree they're using the legal system. A white police officer is dead and a black man must pay with his life any black man will do. This is a green light for the police to twist as many arms as needed to get a conviction because they'll never be required to retry someone once they're convicted. This is the fruit of William Jefferson Clinton's anti-terrorism and effective death penalty act rubber stamped by the Supreme Court and a deafening silence from a first elected Black President who supports the death penalty.

  23. I managed to get through to the Gov Nathan Deal's office but was told that the Governor of Georgia has no jurisdiction whatsoever to intervene in any clemency decisions.

    How can the Governor have no influence whatsoever when such a serious miscarriage of justice is about to be carried out in his own state?
    He can intervene, he just chooses not to.

    I am deeply saddened that Governor cannot or will not recognise the grave injustice that will be perpetrated in Georgia tonight.

    My thoughts are with Troy Davis and his family.

  24. In the state of Georgia, the governor has no power to issue a pardon, grant clemency or withdraw a warrant of excecution, but you can ask him to put pressure on Larry Chisholm and on the members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

  25. I am not opposed to the death penalty in every case, however I think that the justice system has it wrong in this case and I will make calls all day or do whatever I need to do to get my voice heard. I have never felt this strong about wanting to help a person who I feel is an innocent victim, but I also never felt that a person about to be executed was truely innocent. We are all intitled to our opinion and I am sure some people will bash me because I do not think our country or states should eliminate the death penalty all together. In all honesty, I think that any person sentenced to death before the year 2000 should have their sentences changed to life without parole because forensic science was not as good until then. If we cannot prove with concrete evidence that a person committed a nasty crime, then we should not sentence him/her to death. I think that we waste too many tax dollars on death penalty cases and if the case cannot be resolved one way or another within 3 years then the convicted person should automactically be sentenced to life.

  26. I am changing my Facebook picture black today to reflect this dark day. If you would like to join me, copy and paste:

    Today is a dark day. I am changing my profile photo to this black picture to protest the pending, and unjust execution of Troy Davis. Whatever your views on the death penalty, I hope we can all agree that it should not be administered under a cloud of doubt. Feel free to copy and paste this today and use this image as your profile picture.

    For more information on this case visit http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/cases/usa-troy….

  27. I am changing my Facebook picture black today to reflect this dark day. If you would like to join me, copy and paste:

    Today is a dark day. I am changing my profile photo to this black picture to protest the pending, and unjust execution of Troy Davis. Whatever your views on the death penalty, I hope we can all agree that it should not be administered under a cloud of doubt. Feel free to copy and paste this today and use this image as your profile picture.

    For more information on this case visit http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/cases/usa-troy….

  28. God is not pleased with this travesty of justice. Vengeance will one day, be His, upon those who have sealed the fate of Troy Davis, just as those in Jesus' day who sent him to his execution via the crucifixion on the cross. There is absolutely no difference between the two.

  29. Of course they aren't answering any of the phones, cowards that they are!

    Here we have an example of the randomness of birth. Skin and hair colour has been the subject of cruelty for as long as there have been humans.
    And meanwhile, might we ask, where is that world famous man with his audacity of hope in all this? Does he have anything to say?

  30. All I hear about is TROY TROY TROY!! These witnesses have recanted their statements and are saying its because police made me!! Whatever!! Who is to say that his family and friends arent forcing them to change their statement… Not one person is stopping to think of a family that has been without the man he killed!! For 20 years they have been living with knowing he is dead and the killer is still breathing good air!! There is two sides of the fence and American ppl are too quick to jump on with everyone else!!! Like I said, these folks maybe receiving threats from his family!! Think about the dead cop for a minute… OH yeah thats right, America doesnt do that unless they need them…. 09-11-2001 was a good example

  31. I am unable to get through on the phone to the board and to District attorney Larry Chisholm. But, I have sent a fax to the parole board and to the district attorney's office. I am quite disheartened by this. It seems the family wants someone to pay for this and this is their answer even though there is no hard evidence against Troy Davis.

  32. Here in Oxford, (UK) Georgia, we do things differently. Have you heard of a play called The Merchant of Venice? A famous English playwright wrote it. In it he says
    'The quality of mercy is not strained… it is twice blessed…'
    Shame on you!

  33. And if you want to quote scripture try this one on for size: Proverbs 18:5 "It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice!"

  34. I think the death penalty is justified in cases of murder but the evidence must be overwhelming and the conviction backed up with dna. That does not seem to be the case here. I dont know the background of this man but the authorities ought to be thorough in their investigation. If there is suspicion of police corruption or perjury then they ought to stop this and review the case.

  35. Troy has requested a polygraph test. Imagine that. It must be desparation time. Why didn't he bother to testify at the evidenciary hearing? Why? Because he is guilty and was afraid to face a cross-examination. I am so sick of reading comments from people who have no detailed knowledge of this case. This guy was convicted because the evidence against him is overwhelming. He is clearly guilty. Why did it take 17 YEARS for the recants to begin to appear? Do you think someone may have been pressuring the witnesses? One witness even testified he was pressured by Davis' mother to change his testimony. Funny but Mr Young, who was pistol whipped by Davis and who witnessed Davis shooting Officer MacPhail never recanted.

  36. I find the death penalty shocking, especially in these circumstances where there is so much doubt! Whilst I understand the basis behind it "an eye for and eye" and have sympathy for the victim's families, I don't understand where the line is between the government killing and the killer. America is supposed to be ahead of us all in the modern world but seems so far behind on issues such as these.

  37. The first commandment of the Bible says – do not kill. So why is someone hiding behind the law, decides that he can break a commandment?
    God forbid that they have stopped. May God bless Troy LIVE! (sorry for bad English language). Marina, Moscow

  38. Being an English undergrad, I cannot afford to call the judge or governor, but I urge anyone reading this to do so if they can. A potentially innocent man is facing execution for a crime he probably didn’t commit. If you think this is unfair, please do something about it.

  39. More phone numbers. Please call! Fax is 404-651-8502. Can't hurt.

    Parole Board:

    Chair James E. Donald
    404 651-6599

    Vice Chair Albert Murray
    404 651-6595

    Terry E. Barnard
    404 651-6597

    L. Gale Buckner
    404 651-6695

    Robert Keller
    404 651-6695

    Staff:
    Legal Affairs Director La'Quandra L. Smith
    404 651-6671

    Parole Director Michael Nail
    404 651-6638

    Public Affairs Director Steve Hayes
    404 657-9450

  40. I've tried calling all of the numbers and unfortunately, I was unable to reach anyone… I heard of Davis for the first time today, only about 3 hours ago and I feel like i can't do anything at the moment but pray. I live five states away and I'm in high school (at lunch at the moment). I wish I could get a hold of the judge, governor, or district attorney of Savannah/Georgia. I wish I could, I truly do…

  41. If Troy Davis is executed today it will be a day of shame for Georgia, and for the US justice system.
    Many people throughout the world are disturbed by the thought Troy being executed when so much doubt about his guilt remains unresolved.
    Nothing can undermine public faith in a criminal justice system faster than an execution when there are still serious doubts about guilt.
    In the eyes of the world Georgia cannot afford to make such a mistake.

  42. If Troy Davis is killed today it is because the state of Georgia wants to kill someone! I can see no other reason. There is no physical evidence linking Troy to the crime. Most witnesses have recanted their testimonies. It’s all hearsay. “He did it!” someone cried — tried, convicted then tortured on death row for 20 years. Where’s the modern justice system in this. It’s a crying shame.

  43. I was very angry to read such a case and have nothing I can do practically about it as words are never enough when it comes to similar situations. I feel deep sadness that is eating me to think that Russian and x- soviet countries are as bloody as they always were while the whole world is as helpless as it always were about these criminals.
    WHY CAN’T WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT HUMANS THINK THEY ARE AS POWERFUL AS A GOD??????!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Hey,
    I’m french and I’m living in India.
    I try to call all of them, but it doen’t work… I don’t know why. I’ll try till I can speak to someone. Even if I’m not american, it impossible to tolerate the legal murder of a man, guilty or innocent. It’s still a human crime…
    They will kill someone because they think he killed a man… how ironic. They are murderers for sure !!! So, should we apply the same sentence for them ? Of course not, but they will have something huge on their conscience… Hope they can deal with it. I can’t.

  45. This number for the DA’s office is a “non-working number” per the recording… 912-652-7308. Could they have disconnected the number, or is there another? BTW I checked his website – the number we have IS correct.

    I’ve signed 2 petitions in recent weeks to save Troy, and I’m devastated it has come to this. I’ll spend all day trying to get through if I have to. So far all the numbers are busy, except for the disconnected one. What a low-down sneaky trick if the DA changed his number.

  46. Update – the DA’s number now answered with a recording that says “Thank you for contacting the DA’s office” – THEN IT HANGS UP!!

    Not cool, Georgia. Very underhanded to refuse to hear the citizens of this country.

  47. I’m here in the Philippines and I can’t do much except use the internet to make some “noise” as much as I can. Let my countrymen (and the whole world) know that the State of Georgia and the US is about to execute a “probably innocent man” who was presumed guilty from the very start. I’m neither for or against the death penalty but I can clearly see that something is terribly wrong in the case of Troy Davis. There is more than a reasonable doubt to at least stay the execution. There is too much doubt in Troy Davis’ guilt and much more doubt in the system!… And if it ends in Troy Davis’ execution… shame on the “civilized” world for letting this injustice happen.

  48. Here's another place to contact:

    CONTACT (GEORGIA) CORRECTHEALTH AND CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE OF ALL PRISON GUARDS, NURSES, DOCTORS, AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN EXECUTIONS & URGE THEM TO STAY HOME TODAY (WED 9/21) IN A GENERAL STRIKE RATHER THAN PARTICIPATE IN THE MURDER OF TROY DAVIS. PHONE: 770-692-4750-PRESS EXTENTION 5 FOR LEGAL SERVICES (THE COMPANY'S OTHER GENERAL MAILBOXES ARE FULL); Fax: 770-692-4754

    Georgia Dems call for prison strike to block execution of Troy Davis
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/20/georgia-dem

  49. I am saddened that the victim’s family was so adamant about putting Troy Davis to death. Certainly they are in pain, and there should be justice for this crime. However, we have to look at this case and conclude that at least right now, we do not know who pulled the trigger. I don’t understand how the family could feel better about another death under any circumstances, but particularly with such a strong doubt about the accuracy of the process.

  50. CALL THE WHITE HOUSE COMMENT LINE, AND TELL THEM THE PRESIDENT MUST INTERVENE:

    202-456-1111

    I THINK IT HAS COME DOWN TO THIS. PRESIDENTIAL INTERVENTION!!!

  51. The reason justice wears a blind fold is she in in unable to justify unfair punishment as she can not see the color of your skin,but the Judges aren't blind fold. With that being said nothing has changed but our fashion,our music and cars but not the character of racism.

  52. Vigil in New York City tonight: we meet at 6pm.

    Harlem State Office Building (125th St and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard)

    In Solidarity,
    Sarah

  53. “I´m portuguese. In my small country, death penalty was ABOLISHED in 1867. Portugal led the way in 1867 immediately followed by the Netherlands”.
    I posted this comment a few days ago.
    Now, I can only say that I´m shocked and I totally agree that this all process is medieval!
    We live in the XXI century and somehow, here and there, all over the world it seems that we jump back in time to more than 600 years.

  54. I tried all the numbers. I couldn’t get through to any except the Governor’s office. They answered with a human right away…I briefly told a man why I was calling, and he politely said he’d pass the message to the governor. He asked my name, verified my phone number, and asked what state I was calling from.

  55. Contact Larry Chislom, DA for Chatham County: LCHISOLM@chathamcounty.org or by phone at 912-652-7308. FAX his office at 912-652-7328. The district attorney for Chatham County in Georgia has the power to “petition for withdrawal of the death warrant for Troy Davis.”

  56. I have been campaigning for Troy for the past three years. I feel like I know him, I deeply care for him.

    The tragic, phantasmagoric flaws in the US justice system are simply shocking. I come from Lithuania, a country that is urged to look up to Western countries with respect to human rights and justice. Yet in my country, with all its flaws, there are no Troy Davises – simply because abolished the death penalty soon after we regained independence.

    I hold on to hope. We love you Troy, all over the world.

  57. This is crazy they all will have to answer to GOD . When this generation of world ends I wanna see who gets turned away from the gates! Government trys to play god sickens me flit!
    You can not kill some just cause. And you see police doing it all the time. .I'm AGAINST DEATH PENALTY we are not god free Troy davis

  58. I have tried sending an email – rejected – and several phone numbers which ring for a long time and then are cut off! So it seems there is a deliberate mindset that will not allow reasoning. It is sickening and this is the world’s foremost power??

  59. Thank you Amnesty, for all the contact information

    I have tried calling several numbers and there all engaged.

    I did call White House comment line, Thank you Iris G, for posting number
    I did get through..

    I'll send an email to Penny Fresseman as well, Thank you Liz for contact details

    I am deeply affected by this….and will do as much as I can

    We are all one….Light & Love…May Troy feel the strength and love of Spirits infinite Power…..Domenica Sydney Australia.

  60. Will there be a vigil tonight in New York City too?? If there are any New York events, PLEASE post the info!!

  61. Here's another place to contact:

    CONTACT (GEORGIA) CORRECTHEALTH AND CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE OF ALL PRISON GUARDS, NURSES, DOCTORS, AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN EXECUTIONS & URGE THEM TO STAY HOME TODAY (WED 9/21) IN A GENERAL STRIKE RATHER THAN PARTICIPATE IN THE MURDER OF TROY DAVIS. PHONE: 770-692-4750-PRESS EXTENTION 5 FOR LEGAL SERVICES (THE COMPANY'S OTHER GENERAL MAILBOXES ARE FULL); Fax: 770-692-4754

    Georgia Dems call for prison strike to block execution of Troy Davis
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/20/georgia-dem

  62. Here's another place to contact:

    CONTACT (GEORGIA) CORRECTHEALTH AND CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE OF ALL PRISON GUARDS, NURSES, DOCTORS, AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN EXECUTIONS & URGE THEM TO STAY HOME TODAY (WED 9/21) IN A GENERAL STRIKE RATHER THAN PARTICIPATE IN THE MURDER OF TROY DAVIS. PHONE: 770-692-4750-PRESS EXTENTION 5 FOR LEGAL SERVICES (THE COMPANY'S OTHER GENERAL MAILBOXES ARE FULL); Fax: 770-692-4754

    Georgia Dems call for prison strike to block execution of Troy Davis
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/20/georgia-dem

  63. this is absolutely barbaric……we cannotaccept this…death penalty is tribal..we we all have the blood of a man on our hands and souls…SHAME ON YOU GEORGIA

  64. The number shown above for Judge Penny Haas Freesman (912) 652-7252 does not work — I get a message saying “this number is incorrect”. Have they disconnected it?

  65. Last night I received the following announcement of a march/vigil in New York leading up to the time of Troy’s scheduled execution. (I have changed the time reference to refer to today, Wednesday Sept. 21) I have not been able to find any announcement on the Amnesty website, and an email to the NY office (email address at the end of the notice) has not produced any response.
    Wear a black armband, bring a candle, and a sign or armband that says “TROY DAVIS SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 NOT IN MY NAME”
    I will not have internet access after 2:30 p.m.,so if there are any changes after that I will not be able to post them.
    Amanda

    Announcement follows:

    MARCH & VIGIL FOR TROY DAVIS!

    The state of Georgia plans to execute an innocent man tomorrow. We will not be silent in the face of this outrage! Troy Davis continues to resist and so shall we.

    GATHER TODAY AT 6 PM – HARLEM STATE OFFICE BUILDING – CORNER OF 125th ST. & ADAM CLAYTON POWELL BLVD.
    MARCH TO ST. MARY’S CHURCH, 521 WEST 126th STREET (btw. Broadway & Amsterdam)

    tmcharris@aiusa.org / nyc@nodeathpenalty.org for more info

  66. Sickening thought that those in a country that professes " In God we trust " can play God themselves . Surely you can't pick and choose , God gives life and only god can take it away , they seem to have over looked that part .

  67. Dear John in GA,

    I agree that it is important for there to be justice for the murdered police officer. It is, in fact, so important, that it's worth making sure the actual murderer is brought to justice.

    I think that there is enough doubt in this case that the state of Georgia runs the risk of both executing an innocent man, and letting a guilty one go free.

    If Troy Davis is innocent, justice is not served by his execution. We just end up with two murdered men; two tragedies.

  68. Im bout sick of this Casey Anthony goes free with all the evidence linking to her and they trying to kill this man with no evidence this is gonna have the world on the edge

  69. It’s the Heart of the Empire Judicial (Not “justice”) System….. a piece of cold stone …racist….retrograde….still in the Dark Ages….The same law is applied to their victims overseas….Palestinians….Afghans….Irakies….Haitians…..Somalies…. Lybians….Hondurians… the cautives in “Gitmo”…etc….etc…etc….My question is: WHEN the American People is going to start a Revolution against this Empire ?….

  70. This is a legal lynching the only difference is that instead of using a mob, rope, and tree they’re using the legal system. A white police officer is dead and a black man must pay with his life any black man will do. This is a green light for the police to twist as many arms as needed to get a conviction because they’ll never be required to retry someone once they’re convicted. This is the fruit of William Jefferson Clinton’s anti-terrorism and effective death penalty act rubber stamped by the Supreme Court and a deafening silence from a first elected Black President who supports the death penalty.

  71. I managed to get through to the Gov Nathan Deal’s office but was told that the Governor of Georgia has no jurisdiction whatsoever to intervene in any clemency decisions.

    How can the Governor have no influence whatsoever when such a serious miscarriage of justice is about to be carried out in his own state?
    He can intervene, he just chooses not to.

    I am deeply saddened that Governor cannot or will not recognise the grave injustice that will be perpetrated in Georgia tonight.

    My thoughts are with Troy Davis and his family.

  72. In the state of Georgia, the governor has no power to issue a pardon, grant clemency or withdraw a warrant of excecution, but you can ask him to put pressure on Larry Chisholm and on the members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

  73. If Troy Davis dies. When our kids look back at the history books they will see the Jackson,Georgia Riots or the Atlanta,Georgia or maybe even The Georgia Riots.

  74. I am not opposed to the death penalty in every case, however I think that the justice system has it wrong in this case and I will make calls all day or do whatever I need to do to get my voice heard. I have never felt this strong about wanting to help a person who I feel is an innocent victim, but I also never felt that a person about to be executed was truely innocent. We are all intitled to our opinion and I am sure some people will bash me because I do not think our country or states should eliminate the death penalty all together. In all honesty, I think that any person sentenced to death before the year 2000 should have their sentences changed to life without parole because forensic science was not as good until then. If we cannot prove with concrete evidence that a person committed a nasty crime, then we should not sentence him/her to death. I think that we waste too many tax dollars on death penalty cases and if the case cannot be resolved one way or another within 3 years then the convicted person should automactically be sentenced to life.

  75. I am all for the death penalty when applied correctly. It does not deter crime, but it makes it where the fool who commits murder can't do it again, and in that way it makes society safer. That said, when 3/4 of the witnesses recant their testimony, how can you not give him at least another trial??? This is ridiculous, and I have been trying to call to voice my opinion on the matter but all the phone lines are busy… probably because they just want blood for a cop's killing…

  76. I am changing my Facebook picture black today to reflect this dark day. If you would like to join me, copy and paste:

    Today is a dark day. I am changing my profile photo to this black picture to protest the pending, and unjust execution of Troy Davis. Whatever your views on the death penalty, I hope we can all agree that it should not be administered under a cloud of doubt. Feel free to copy and paste this today and use this image as your profile picture.

    For more information on this case visit http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/cases/usa-troy-davis.

  77. God is not pleased with this travesty of justice. Vengeance will one day, be His, upon those who have sealed the fate of Troy Davis, just as those in Jesus’ day who sent him to his execution via the crucifixion on the cross. There is absolutely no difference between the two.

  78. Of course they aren’t answering any of the phones, cowards that they are!

    Here we have an example of the randomness of birth. Skin and hair colour has been the subject of cruelty for as long as there have been humans.
    And meanwhile, might we ask, where is that world famous man with his audacity of hope in all this? Does he have anything to say?

  79. All I hear about is TROY TROY TROY!! These witnesses have recanted their statements and are saying its because police made me!! Whatever!! Who is to say that his family and friends arent forcing them to change their statement… Not one person is stopping to think of a family that has been without the man he killed!! For 20 years they have been living with knowing he is dead and the killer is still breathing good air!! There is two sides of the fence and American ppl are too quick to jump on with everyone else!!! Like I said, these folks maybe receiving threats from his family!! Think about the dead cop for a minute… OH yeah thats right, America doesnt do that unless they need them…. 09-11-2001 was a good example

  80. I am unable to get through on the phone to the board and to District attorney Larry Chisholm. But, I have sent a fax to the parole board and to the district attorney’s office. I am quite disheartened by this. It seems the family wants someone to pay for this and this is their answer even though there is no hard evidence against Troy Davis.

  81. Here in Oxford, (UK) Georgia, we do things differently. Have you heard of a play called The Merchant of Venice? A famous English playwright wrote it. In it he says
    ‘The quality of mercy is not strained… it is twice blessed…’
    Shame on you!

  82. And if you want to quote scripture try this one on for size: Proverbs 18:5 “It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice!”

  83. Do what humanity, reason and justice require – STOP this execution which will disgrace the USA and the State of Georgia.

  84. I think the death penalty is justified in cases of murder but the evidence must be overwhelming and the conviction backed up with dna. That does not seem to be the case here. I dont know the background of this man but the authorities ought to be thorough in their investigation. If there is suspicion of police corruption or perjury then they ought to stop this and review the case.

  85. Troy has requested a polygraph test. Imagine that. It must be desparation time. Why didn’t he bother to testify at the evidenciary hearing? Why? Because he is guilty and was afraid to face a cross-examination. I am so sick of reading comments from people who have no detailed knowledge of this case. This guy was convicted because the evidence against him is overwhelming. He is clearly guilty. Why did it take 17 YEARS for the recants to begin to appear? Do you think someone may have been pressuring the witnesses? One witness even testified he was pressured by Davis’ mother to change his testimony. Funny but Mr Young, who was pistol whipped by Davis and who witnessed Davis shooting Officer MacPhail never recanted.

  86. I find the death penalty shocking, especially in these circumstances where there is so much doubt! Whilst I understand the basis behind it “an eye for and eye” and have sympathy for the victim’s families, I don’t understand where the line is between the government killing and the killer. America is supposed to be ahead of us all in the modern world but seems so far behind on issues such as these.

  87. Please understand we are scared that if one man dies with a lot of unclear evidence than it can happen to any one. We stand on the belief that the truth is justice but if we see something happen to Troy Davis than justice is not looking at the truth in the way we see it.

    Please
    Don't let Troy Davis death be the sad reason people stop believing in the justice system.

  88. More phone numbers. Please call! Fax is 404-651-8502. Can’t hurt.

    Parole Board:

    Chair James E. Donald
    404 651-6599

    Vice Chair Albert Murray
    404 651-6595

    Terry E. Barnard
    404 651-6597

    L. Gale Buckner
    404 651-6695

    Robert Keller
    404 651-6695

    Staff:
    Legal Affairs Director La’Quandra L. Smith
    404 651-6671

    Parole Director Michael Nail
    404 651-6638

    Public Affairs Director Steve Hayes
    404 657-9450

  89. I’ve tried calling all of the numbers and unfortunately, I was unable to reach anyone… I heard of Davis for the first time today, only about 3 hours ago and I feel like i can’t do anything at the moment but pray. I live five states away and I’m in high school (at lunch at the moment). I wish I could get a hold of the judge, governor, or district attorney of Savannah/Georgia. I wish I could, I truly do…

  90. I've just sent an email to Larry Chislom, DA for Chatham County, trying the tactic of scaring him into action…

    I wrote (most is copied from AI form letters etc.),

    Subject: serious consequences for you if you do nothing

    "Chatham County's District Attorney's office

    I am writing to urge you to seek a withdrawal of the death warrant against Troy Davis. He has been denied clemency by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles despite the fact that significant doubts continue to plague his conviction. Executions when there are still substantial doubts about guilt should never be permitted to proceed, and the responsibility rests with you to ensure that does not happen in this case.

    It would significantly undermine the credibility of the Georgia system of justice if an execution were carried out under such a persistent cloud of doubts about guilt. It would show a callous disregard for the very real possibility of putting an innocent person to death, and public faith in Georgia’s commitment to a fair justice system would be shattered.

    You have it in your power to prevent this affront to justice from happening. I urge you to call for a withdrawal of Troy Davis’ death warrant before it is too late., with all the consequences for Georgia, the US, and YOU PERSONALLY. Remember what goes around DOES come around."

    I am half "crazy" with concern for Troy whom I have supported for years, so my wording may not be optimal. What I believe is that all our actions have karmic consequences good and bad, and I wanted to point out to Larry that he will reap what he sows in case of inaction, in one form or another.

    If you think "scaring him" is a good approach, pls email him in similar terms at LCHISOLM@chathamcounty.org

    One might also try threatening a boycott of any and all Georgia businesses and products.

    Ulla

  91. Ich hoffe das dein leid ein ende haben wird, und ich hoffe das dich irgendwo wahre gerechtigkeit begegnet,

    i hope that his suffering will have an end soon, and that he will have real justice, somewhere ,

    Dont Kill Troy!

  92. Death penalty is a very very delicate subject and in my eyes has nothing to do with humanity !!! Humans have no right to kill just because they think they are superior out of any intellectual construct … Anyway in this case :if someone's guilt is not even proven : this is nothing but an act of murder and a crime itsself !
    He has to have a fair justice ! Matthias Scheffel

  93. I think it is crazy how much support there is for ending the death penalty, but how little support there is from those same groups on abortion. Abortion is playing God also, it is the same exact thing and science has created terms like Embryo and Fetus to make us think that it isn't wrong. It is human life in both cases. Save Troy Davis and save all babies

  94. CALL THE WHITE HOUSE COMMENT LINE, AND TELL THEM THE PRESIDENT MUST INTERVENE:

    202-456-1111

    I THINK IT HAS COME DOWN TO THIS. PRESIDENTIAL INTERVENTION!!!

  95. The reason justice wears a blind fold is she in in unable to justify unfair punishment as she can not see the color of your skin,but the Judges aren’t blind fold. With that being said nothing has changed but our fashion,our music and cars but not the character of racism.

  96. Vigil in New York City tonight: we meet at 6pm.

    Harlem State Office Building (125th St and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard)

    In Solidarity,
    Sarah

  97. This is crazy they all will have to answer to GOD . When this generation of world ends I wanna see who gets turned away from the gates! Government trys to play god sickens me flit!
    You can not kill some just cause. And you see police doing it all the time. .I’m AGAINST DEATH PENALTY we are not god free Troy davis

  98. Thanks Coca Cola for the Ad 2011 – there are much better than worse news.

    Thanks Coca Cola to be part of the human rights community.

    Thanks Coca Cola to stop the murder of human rights.

    I will never drink anything from the Coca Cola Company until Georgia has stopped the death penalty forever.

    If Georgia boycot human rights – I have to boycot Georgia.

  99. Thank you Amnesty, for all the contact information

    I have tried calling several numbers and there all engaged.

    I did call White House comment line, Thank you Iris G, for posting number
    I did get through..

    I’ll send an email to Penny Fresseman as well, Thank you Liz for contact details

    I am deeply affected by this….and will do as much as I can

    We are all one….Light & Love…May Troy feel the strength and love of Spirits infinite Power…..Domenica Sydney Australia.

  100. Here’s another place to contact:

    CONTACT (GEORGIA) CORRECTHEALTH AND CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE OF ALL PRISON GUARDS, NURSES, DOCTORS, AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN EXECUTIONS & URGE THEM TO STAY HOME TODAY (WED 9/21) IN A GENERAL STRIKE RATHER THAN PARTICIPATE IN THE MURDER OF TROY DAVIS. PHONE: 770-692-4750-PRESS EXTENTION 5 FOR LEGAL SERVICES (THE COMPANY’S OTHER GENERAL MAILBOXES ARE FULL); Fax: 770-692-4754

    Georgia Dems call for prison strike to block execution of Troy Davis

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/20/georgia-dem-calls-for-prison-strike-to-block-execution-of-troy-davis/

  101. this is absolutely barbaric……we cannotaccept this…death penalty is tribal..we we all have the blood of a man on our hands and souls…SHAME ON YOU GEORGIA

  102. Sickening thought that those in a country that professes ” In God we trust ” can play God themselves . Surely you can’t pick and choose , God gives life and only god can take it away , they seem to have over looked that part .

  103. Dear John in GA,

    I agree that it is important for there to be justice for the murdered police officer. It is, in fact, so important, that it’s worth making sure the actual murderer is brought to justice.

    I think that there is enough doubt in this case that the state of Georgia runs the risk of both executing an innocent man, and letting a guilty one go free.

    If Troy Davis is innocent, justice is not served by his execution. We just end up with two murdered men; two tragedies.

  104. You are a very disappointing group of people.

    Where is your human brotherhood?

    You have no proof that Troy Davis did the crime. All you have is a poorly rigged ambush by the prosecution and a resulting conviction. That is not enough to put a human being to death.

    Putting any human to death is a crime whether it is done by the an offender or the state.

    Catch up with the rest of the world and recognize the fact that the death penalty is a barbaric method of practicing justice.

    You probably go to church on Sunday. Do you think that Christ would have made the choice you have made? If you think he would, then you are wasting your time going to church on Sunday.

    Laird Carlson,

    Mancos, CO

  105. This is racism at it's best….America is still very racist and trust me there will be more white ppl burning in hell than there will be any other race….TRUST ME on this

  106. If Troy Davis dies. When our kids look back at the history books they will see the Jackson,Georgia Riots or the Atlanta,Georgia or maybe even The Georgia Riots.

  107. I am all for the death penalty when applied correctly. It does not deter crime, but it makes it where the fool who commits murder can’t do it again, and in that way it makes society safer. That said, when 3/4 of the witnesses recant their testimony, how can you not give him at least another trial??? This is ridiculous, and I have been trying to call to voice my opinion on the matter but all the phone lines are busy… probably because they just want blood for a cop’s killing…

  108. Do what humanity, reason and justice require – STOP this execution which will disgrace the USA and the State of Georgia.

  109. Please understand we are scared that if one man dies with a lot of unclear evidence than it can happen to any one. We stand on the belief that the truth is justice but if we see something happen to Troy Davis than justice is not looking at the truth in the way we see it.

    Please
    Don’t let Troy Davis death be the sad reason people stop believing in the justice system.

  110. I’ve just sent an email to Larry Chislom, DA for Chatham County, trying the tactic of scaring him into action…

    I wrote (most is copied from AI form letters etc.),

    Subject: serious consequences for you if you do nothing

    “Chatham County’s District Attorney’s office

    I am writing to urge you to seek a withdrawal of the death warrant against Troy Davis. He has been denied clemency by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles despite the fact that significant doubts continue to plague his conviction. Executions when there are still substantial doubts about guilt should never be permitted to proceed, and the responsibility rests with you to ensure that does not happen in this case.

    It would significantly undermine the credibility of the Georgia system of justice if an execution were carried out under such a persistent cloud of doubts about guilt. It would show a callous disregard for the very real possibility of putting an innocent person to death, and public faith in Georgia’s commitment to a fair justice system would be shattered.

    You have it in your power to prevent this affront to justice from happening. I urge you to call for a withdrawal of Troy Davis’ death warrant before it is too late., with all the consequences for Georgia, the US, and YOU PERSONALLY. Remember what goes around DOES come around.”

    I am half “crazy” with concern for Troy whom I have supported for years, so my wording may not be optimal. What I believe is that all our actions have karmic consequences good and bad, and I wanted to point out to Larry that he will reap what he sows in case of inaction, in one form or another.

    If you think “scaring him” is a good approach, pls email him in similar terms at LCHISOLM@chathamcounty.org

    One might also try threatening a boycott of any and all Georgia businesses and products.

    Ulla

  111. Ich hoffe das dein leid ein ende haben wird, und ich hoffe das dich irgendwo wahre gerechtigkeit begegnet,

    i hope that his suffering will have an end soon, and that he will have real justice, somewhere ,

    Dont Kill Troy!

  112. Death penalty is a very very delicate subject and in my eyes has nothing to do with humanity !!! Humans have no right to kill just because they think they are superior out of any intellectual construct … Anyway in this case :if someone’s guilt is not even proven : this is nothing but an act of murder and a crime itsself !
    He has to have a fair justice ! Matthias Scheffel

  113. I think it is crazy how much support there is for ending the death penalty, but how little support there is from those same groups on abortion. Abortion is playing God also, it is the same exact thing and science has created terms like Embryo and Fetus to make us think that it isn’t wrong. It is human life in both cases. Save Troy Davis and save all babies

  114. Thanks Coca Cola for the Ad 2011 – there are much better than worse news.

    Thanks Coca Cola to be part of the human rights community.

    Thanks Coca Cola to stop the murder of human rights.

    I will never drink anything from the Coca Cola Company until Georgia has stopped the death penalty forever.

    If Georgia boycot human rights – I have to boycot Georgia.

  115. You are a very disappointing group of people.

    Where is your human brotherhood?

    You have no proof that Troy Davis did the crime. All you have is a poorly rigged ambush by the prosecution and a resulting conviction. That is not enough to put a human being to death.

    Putting any human to death is a crime whether it is done by the an offender or the state.

    Catch up with the rest of the world and recognize the fact that the death penalty is a barbaric method of practicing justice.

    You probably go to church on Sunday. Do you think that Christ would have made the choice you have made? If you think he would, then you are wasting your time going to church on Sunday.

    Laird Carlson,

    Mancos, CO

  116. This is racism at it’s best….America is still very racist and trust me there will be more white ppl burning in hell than there will be any other race….TRUST ME on this

  117. Does it matter if they are innocent or not. Should we execute anyone? Why was there no Amnesty email campaign to stop the lethal injection of Lawrence Russell Brewer in Texas, race maybe? Sometimes the hypocrisy and silence of Amnesty International sickens me.

  118. Does it matter if they are innocent or not. Should we execute anyone? Why was there no Amnesty email campaign to stop the lethal injection of Lawrence Russell Brewer in Texas, race maybe? Sometimes the hypocrisy and silence of Amnesty International sickens me.

  119. Please put ypur hands away. Now one als as Jesus as to decide above life.
    Don`t put sins on ypur shoulder!
    Jesus ist a life!

  120. Please put ypur hands away. Now one als as Jesus as to decide above life.
    Don`t put sins on ypur shoulder!
    Jesus ist a life!

  121. Dieses Land, das Millionen Menschen Zuversicht und Hoffnung auf die Verwirklichung der Menschenrechte und auf ein menschenwürdiges Leben gegeben hat – mein Großvater hat allein drei Brüder nach USA verabschiedet – ist zu einem repressiven System verkommen. Der Wunsch nach Rache kann nicht Menschenrecht ersetzen, und schlampige Gerichtsbarkeit nicht Rechtssicherheit.

    Selbst wenn objektiv Schuld hätte festgestellt werden können, wäre es mittelalterliches Denken, Auge um Auge, Zahn um Zahn gelten zu lassen. Und der Glaube, damit unrechtes Tun abschaffen zu können, ist naiv, ja inquisitorisch und damit eines modernen Staates nicht würdig.

    Ich muss aufpassen, dass ich nicht zu sehr verallgemeinere und gar das US-amerikanische System verachte.

    Ich denke, dass ich nicht allein bin mit meinem "postmortalen" Kommentar.

    Denck

  122. Well, now that the cacophony seems to have settled down, I ask all who opposed the execution of Mr. Davis because "he might be innocent" to take the time, read the evidence, read the Federal Judge's review of the evidence and his opinion, and learn about the facts before jumping to conclusions.

    The evidence in this case was, and is, overwhelming – Troy Davis killed Officer MacPhail. The trial jury (7 of 12 of who were black) took less than two hours to convict, based on 34 witnesses' testimony (not 9 as the media would have you believe), and frankly, based on the lack of credibility of Davis himself, who testified and was cross-examined. The recantations were found to be either dishonest, not credible, or not having an impact on the evidence the jury considered. The jury convicted him, the appeals court let that stand, a Federal Judge took the new evidence and reviewed the old evidence, and twice the GA Board of Pardons concluded that Mr. Davis did the crime.

    Now you and I can (and should) oppose the death penalty, but let's do that because it's wrong for a civilized society to kill its criminals. But we lose credibility if our argument is based on Troy Davis somehow being innocent. Troy Davis is/was guilty.

  123. Dieses Land, das Millionen Menschen Zuversicht und Hoffnung auf die Verwirklichung der Menschenrechte und auf ein menschenwürdiges Leben gegeben hat – mein Großvater hat allein drei Brüder nach USA verabschiedet – ist zu einem repressiven System verkommen. Der Wunsch nach Rache kann nicht Menschenrecht ersetzen, und schlampige Gerichtsbarkeit nicht Rechtssicherheit.

    Selbst wenn objektiv Schuld hätte festgestellt werden können, wäre es mittelalterliches Denken, Auge um Auge, Zahn um Zahn gelten zu lassen. Und der Glaube, damit unrechtes Tun abschaffen zu können, ist naiv, ja inquisitorisch und damit eines modernen Staates nicht würdig.

    Ich muss aufpassen, dass ich nicht zu sehr verallgemeinere und gar das US-amerikanische System verachte.

    Ich denke, dass ich nicht allein bin mit meinem “postmortalen” Kommentar.

    Denck

  124. Well, now that the cacophony seems to have settled down, I ask all who opposed the execution of Mr. Davis because “he might be innocent” to take the time, read the evidence, read the Federal Judge’s review of the evidence and his opinion, and learn about the facts before jumping to conclusions.

    The evidence in this case was, and is, overwhelming – Troy Davis killed Officer MacPhail. The trial jury (7 of 12 of who were black) took less than two hours to convict, based on 34 witnesses’ testimony (not 9 as the media would have you believe), and frankly, based on the lack of credibility of Davis himself, who testified and was cross-examined. The recantations were found to be either dishonest, not credible, or not having an impact on the evidence the jury considered. The jury convicted him, the appeals court let that stand, a Federal Judge took the new evidence and reviewed the old evidence, and twice the GA Board of Pardons concluded that Mr. Davis did the crime.

    Now you and I can (and should) oppose the death penalty, but let’s do that because it’s wrong for a civilized society to kill its criminals. But we lose credibility if our argument is based on Troy Davis somehow being innocent. Troy Davis is/was guilty.

  125. Looks like the Wallace days are back in georgia again.How can any court convict a man without substantial circumstantial evidence beyond any doubt whatsoever, there your constitution as lawyers and court officials you say you stand by when prosecuting any citizen.

    Now we see in the state of Georgia law only exist for those whom it benefit the most. It makes one wonder if this had not been a cop, would the true evidence been upheld in the court and this seemingly innocent man been exonerated from all charges. Or on the other hand was he a token black male used simlply to aplease this family and law enforcement but either way a very sad and complicated ending that does not reflect guilt. Has anyone checked the backgrounds of both the judge and da to see just how many cases they each have presided over involving minorities and the outcomes, because something about this case I tell you does not smell right.

    If those in Georgia really are in tune to working together, send an even stronger message by forming a committee to oust both during the general election and work tirelessly to get both disbarred for life from practicing law since it's evident they don't abide by the very constitution of the law by which they swore by which again proves to be a lie as well. I sincerely pray that the Davis family continue to pray for the prosecutors and ask God to show them the same mercy they showed this innocent man, none when they to must stand before his court.

  126. Looks like the Wallace days are back in georgia again.How can any court convict a man without substantial circumstantial evidence beyond any doubt whatsoever, there your constitution as lawyers and court officials you say you stand by when prosecuting any citizen.

    Now we see in the state of Georgia law only exist for those whom it benefit the most. It makes one wonder if this had not been a cop, would the true evidence been upheld in the court and this seemingly innocent man been exonerated from all charges. Or on the other hand was he a token black male used simlply to aplease this family and law enforcement but either way a very sad and complicated ending that does not reflect guilt. Has anyone checked the backgrounds of both the judge and da to see just how many cases they each have presided over involving minorities and the outcomes, because something about this case I tell you does not smell right.

    If those in Georgia really are in tune to working together, send an even stronger message by forming a committee to oust both during the general election and work tirelessly to get both disbarred for life from practicing law since it’s evident they don’t abide by the very constitution of the law by which they swore by which again proves to be a lie as well. I sincerely pray that the Davis family continue to pray for the prosecutors and ask God to show them the same mercy they showed this innocent man, none when they to must stand before his court.