Save Troy Davis' life

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The state of Georgia plans to put Troy Davis to death on September 21. The case against him consisted of witness testimony that was full of inconsistencies. Since then, all but two of the state’s non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted their testimony — and many have sworn in affidavits that police pressured or coerced them into testifying or signing statements.

There is still serious doubt as to Troy Davis’ guilt, and by putting him to death Georgia runs the risk of killing an innocent man. Please call on Board of Pardons and Parole to save Troy Davis’ life. And please share this information with others. Troy Davis needs as many of us as possible to speak up.

Below is the text of the petition you'll send to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole:

To the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole:

I’m calling on you to take all steps necessary to ensure that Troy Anthony Davis does not face execution. Seven of the nine witnesses have changed their story and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime. With so many persistent doubts about his guilt, Davis should not be executed.

This case has generated widespread attention because so many people in Georgia and throughout the world are disturbed by the very real possibility that Georgia could execute an innocent man. In this situation, more than just Troy Davis’ life is at stake — public trust in the criminal justice system, and indeed its very integrity, are undermined when such serious doubts persist unresolved. Georgia cannot afford to make such a mistake.

The executive branch of government has the power of clemency as a check on the judicial system — because the judiciary can serve the law as written and still fail to serve the interests of justice. I urge you now to use that power to commute Troy Davis’ sentence from death to life in prison.

Thank you,

[Your Name]

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