Vigil to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

posted May 6, 2011, 5:27 AM by Kathryn Hamoudah   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]

Monday, May 9th at 7:00pm
Georgia State Capitol, Washington Steps

Troy Davis has been on death row for more than 18 years for the murder of police officer Mark Allen MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia.  His compelling case of innocence raises critical questions about the death penalty and the larger criminal justice system.

The United States Supreme Court recently denied Troy Davis' last appeal, which means there are no more legal options.  Yet, the serious doubts surrounding Troy’s conviction remain. No execution should proceed, especially when there are doubts about a person’s guilt.  

THIS IS IT.
It is up to the Board of Pardons and Parole to either move forward with his execution or grant him clemency. We expect an execution date to be set very soon, at which point it will only be matter of time before a decision is made.  

We must continue to shine light on the case, collect thousands of petitions, and urge the Board of Pardons to save Troy's life.

Troy needs all of our support. Please come to the vigil, contact us if you can also help collect petitions, and stay tuned for a big rally once an execution date is set.



Contact LAdler@aiusa.org or (404) 492-7269 for more information, and visit the facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=162318867162534

This vigil is being sponsored by State Senator Donzella James, Amnesty International-Southern Regional Office,
and Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
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