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October 20, 2008

2008.10.20: CORRECTED ANNOUNCEMENT – Oct 23 – Take Action for Troy Davis!!!

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 5:20 pm

From:  Kurti, Rebecca
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 5:20 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: CORRECTED ANNOUNCEMENT – Oct 23 – Take Action for Troy Davis!!!


Fellow Abolitionists,

As you may know by now, the State of Georgia has set an execution date of October 27 for Troy Davis, ignoring
overwhelming evidence of his innocence.

Amnesty International has issued a call for a Global Day of Action set for October 23rd, in conjunction with a large rally
at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. The rally will begin at 6 PM.

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty supports this inititative and is encouraging all of our members, supporters
and allies to display their opposition to Georgia’s plans on that day.

Day of Action NYC:

US Supreme Court denies justice for Troy Davis & lifts stay of execution!

What: Demonstration for Troy Davis

When: Thursday, October 23rd at 5.30 PM

Where: 33rd Street and 8th Avenue – SE corner (NYC)

Who: Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Amnesty International. List in formation.

Why: October 14th, the US Supreme Court denied Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis’ request for a new trial.
The decision was a cruel answer to Troy and his family who were hoping the Court would review the facts and
circumstances surrounding his unjust conviction. Troy was convicted without physical evidence — instead, the case
against him relied on witness testimony. However, since his conviction 7 of the 9 witnesses have recanted their
testimony at trial.

Troy’s case has become an important battleground for all those who are concerned about the unfairness of a legal
system that routinely sends the poor and minorities to prison without due process. Concerns about Troy’s case have
prompted a wide range of individuals from across the world to call for a halt to his execution. From former President
Jimmy Carter to Rev. Desmond Tutu, people concerned with justice have been organizing on Troy’s behalf.

JOIN US! Join the tens of thousands who demand justice for Troy Davis!

Demonstration this Thursday, 33th Street and 8th Avenue – SE Corner (NYC).

************ ********* ********* ********


Chairman Gale Buckner
State Board of Pardons and Paroles
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE
Suite 458, Balcony Level, East Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4909
Telephone: (404) 657-9350
Fax: 404-651-6670 and (404)651-8502

Or fax or email a message through Amnestys Web site: http://amnestyusa. org/troydavis

Thurbert E. Baker
Office of the Attorney General
40 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, Ga 30334
Phone:(404) 656-3300
Fax:(404) 657-8733

Spencer Lawton, Chatham County District Attorney
Chief Assistant District Attorney David Locke
133 Montgomery Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone: (912) 652-7308
Fax: (912) 652-7328 or (912) 447-5396

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