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October 14, 2008

2008.10.14: Urgent Action: Save Troy Davis!

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 6:33 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 6:33 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Urgent Action: Save Troy Davis!

With today’s Supreme Court decision, a man with a credible claim to innocence may soon be executed.
Only your action can save Troy Davis!
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Troy Anthony Davis’ appeal. His fate is back in the hands of Georgia authorities who may seek a new execution date at any time.

The Supreme Court’s decision to deny Troy Davis’ petition means that no court of law will ever hold a hearing on the witnesses who have recanted their trial testimony in sworn affidavits.

Doubts about his guilt raised by these multiple witness recantations will never be resolved. An execution under such a cloud of doubt would undermine public confidence in the state’s criminal justice system and would be a grave miscarriage of justice.

The state of Georgia can still do the responsible thing and prevent the execution of Troy Davis:

 Join the fight for justice.

Troy Davis was sentenced to death despite a tainted case and serious claims of innocence. © Georgia Department of Corrections



Larry Cox
Executive Director
Amnesty International USA



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