The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold a clemency hearing for Troy Davis on Monday, September 19, two days before he is scheduled to be executed at 7 pm on September 21. During the days leading up to this hearing we should declare our Solidarity with Troy. Come to Atlanta for the big September 16 march and rally at Ebeneezer Baptist Church, or organize events in your own community for that day. Make the weekend of the 17th-18th a time for reflection or prayer: for the Davis family, for the MacPhail family, and for justice to prevail.
We are down to the wire, but the Board of Pardons and Paroles exists for just such occasions, to prevent injustices when our courts have been unable to do so. The Board has said it will not allow an execution unless there is “no doubt” about guilt. With no physical evidence, most of the witnesses recanting, and sworn testimony pointing to an alternative suspect, doubts in this case are rampant.