Global Protests Over Planned Execution of Troy Davis
300 protest rallies around the world are being held today over the planned execution of Troy Davis.
The petition delivered to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles had 638,000 signatures and support is growing daily.
From Amnesty International's 2007 report:
Troy Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of Police Officer Mark Allen McPhail at a Burger King in Savannah, Georgia; a murder he maintains he did not commit. There was no physical evidence against him and the weapon used in the crime was never found. The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state's 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.
....One of the two witnesses who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester "Red" Coles – the principle alternative suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits implicating Sylvester Coles.
Add your voice. It's not too late. Join the 1 million tweets for Troy campaign. Sample Tweet:
7 out of 9 eyewitnesses recanted. No physical evidence. #toomuchdoubt, #TroyDavis
The execution is planned for September 21. Troy Davis still needs your help.
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