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Just stopped by Automatic Preference, where I learnded about Troy Davis who is scheduled to be executed on September 23.

Below is more information on this case. I hope you are inclined to help stop this scheduled execution.

Troy Davis came within 24 hours of execution in July, 2007 before receiving a temporary stay of execution. But the Georgia Supreme Court denied Mr. Davis’ motion for a new trial and now he faces execution on September 23. Troy Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of Police Officer Mark MacPhail in Georgia. The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even during the trial. Since then, all but two of the state's nine non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony. Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis.

European Parliament passes resolution on the case of Troy Davis! On July 10th, 2008, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on Georgia to commute the death sentence of Troy Davis. Read the resolution here.
On Monday, March 17, 2008, the Georgia Supreme Court decided 4-3 to deny a new trial for Troy Anthony Davis, despite significant concerns regarding his innocence. This stunning decision by the Georgia Supreme Court to let Mr. Davis’ death sentence stand means that the state of Georgia might soon execute a man who may well be innocent. Please take action today to help save Troy's life!

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1 sojourners hollin' back

Thank you so much for posting this. I was unaware as well. Just so sad. The even sadder truth is that it will not be the last time.

September 5, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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