News 09.22.08

Troy Davis set to be executed Tuesday despite evidence of innocence

Nearly two decades ago, a Savannah, Georgia, police officer was killed in a fast food parking lot. Troy Davis was arrested for the crime, and nine non-police eyewitnesses testified that they saw him shoot the victim. Based almost exclusively on eyewitness testimony, Davis was convicted of the murder and sentenced to death.

His execution is set for 7 p.m. tomorrow, and despite mounting evidence of Davis’ innocence, and pleas from around the world supporting a new trial to determine the real facts in his case, the execution is still set to go forward.

Here’s what you can do to support a new trial for Davis:

Visit Amnesty International’s website to

send a letter to the Georgia Board of Pardon and Parole


Call the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole


Read news and commentary on the case from

Davis’ sister


the Huffington Post


the Atlanta Journal-Constitution


National Public Radio

, and

hundreds of other news outlets


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