Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tell Pres. Obama and Attorney General Holder: Save Troy Davis!

I just sent a letter to Pres. Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that they launch a federal civil rights investigation right now into the case of Troy Davis and seek a stay of his execution that is scheduled for tonight at 7pm.

More than 1 million people have signed a petition in support of Troy Davis. Demonstrations have taken place around the country and the world. Even the former director of the FBI has said that this execution is an injustice and should not go forward. Seven out of nine witnesses recanted. The real killer was named by three people.

Absolutely no physical evidence has been found that implicates Davis in the killing. No murder weapon has ever been found, exposing yet another major gap in the prosecution's case. This is the fourth time the state of Georgia has set an execution date for Davis, who was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

Of the nine witnesses, seven have recanted or altered their version of events. Five have signed statements saying they were coerced by police to testify against Davis, a common element of many racist "legal lynchings" targeting Black people. Three witnesses said that another man confessed to them that he killed the police officer.

Time is running out. Please take a moment to send a letter to Pres. Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to save Troy Davis's life. A sample letter is provided for you--it only takes a couple of minutes.


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