“Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders.” – Albert Camus
Troy Anthony Davis is on death row. He’s been there since 1991. He’s been convicted of shooting a policeman. The only problem is that there is no material evidence linking him to the crime. He was convicted on the testimony of nine eye witnesses and many of them have recanted their testimony. Three of the jurors from Troy’s trial have asked for a repel of the death sentence. His execution is set for tomorrow. If you don’t know who Troy Davis is, the link below is an audio documentary produced narrated by Naji Mujahid of the DC Radio Co-op/Peoples’ MEDIA Center. You can also find more information on Troy’s case at Amnesty International.
Yesterday the Georgia parole board denied Troy clemency, despite an international campaign for a stay of his execution and an investigation into his case. However there are other ways to try and save Troy’s life.
The NAACP has a petition that is asking the Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm who issued the death warrant to petition the judge to withdraw the death warrant. You can also call the Chatham County DA Larry Chisolm at (912) 652-7308 and demand withdrawal of the death warrant.
There is also a petition to both Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm and the Gerogia Board Of Pardons and Parole that Kim Davis, Troy’s sister has asked folks to sign. You can also call the Georgia Board of Pardons And Parole and ask them to reconsider their decision to not offer clemency for Troy Davis. You can call the Parole Board at 404.656.5651 and fax them at 404.651.8502. For those of you who are calling from out of the country the country code for the US is 001.