troy davis

Hi people. I don’t know if you’re all familiar with the case of Troy Davis who is on death row in Georgia.

Former President Jimmy Carter:

“This case illustrates the deep flaws in the application of the death penalty in this country. Executing Troy Davis without a real examination of potentially exonerating evidence risks taking the life of an innocent man and would be a grave miscarriage of justice. The citizens of Georgia should demand the highest standards of proof when our legal system condemns on our behalf a man or woman to die.”

You can read more about the case here, here (Amnesty International) and in this 2007 Washington Post article (here)

Please consider signing the petition to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole here

Troy’s mother Virginia died a few days ago, after 20 years campaigning for her son.

Thank you to Troy’s friend Sarah for letting me know about the petition.

9 Responses to “troy davis”

  1. 1 SarahT
    April 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you SO much for posting – really do apreciate it – really sweet of you.

  2. 3 BIGFan
    April 20, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Done. Thank you for the opportunity. If Troy is innocent, what a tragedy for him and all his family. My heart aches.

  3. 4 sherijr
    April 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Signed and shared. Thank you Chips. This is the third or fourth petition I’ve signed for Mr. Davis in the past year.. my eldest son, an attorney in MD has written at least one letter.. I do not understand the refusal to grant this man additional time/trial, etc. Our system can be very flawed at times and it has been proven time and time again that innocent people do go to prison and innocent people do get executed in prison. We have got to be more flexible in our willingness to seek justice and not just the letter of the law. I sincerely hope Georgia will listen to this petition and to the folks trying to save the life of someone who may well be innocent of this crime.

  4. 5 DreamChaser57
    April 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    How gracious of you Chipsticks to post this! I have already signed the petition. Too many times people settle for the appearance of justice……..

  5. 6 Shirley
    April 21, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Umm, stuff like this, makes me feel so sad. Lord Jesus, please Intervene on Troy Davis behalf. Lord, I pray that your will have Mercy on Troy Davis, In your Holy name, Amen.

    I too have signed a few petitions In Mr. Davis behalf. I’m praying for Mr. Davis and his Family also.

  6. 7 Deb Paree
    April 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Thank you for posting this about Troy. I have been involved in letter writing through a couple of organizations for the last few years for Troy. I hope the state of Georgia does the right thing. Peace.

  7. 8 majii
    April 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Signed, and not the first one since I’m a resident of GA. Thanks, Chipsticks!

  8. 9 Sue in Minnesota
    April 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Signed, I hope to God they do the right thing.

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