Troy Davis is scheduled to die tomorrow – he will be executed by the State of Georgia for a murder that he claims he did not commit – no murder weapon was ever found. Proving that the State of Georgia doesn’t care about reasonable doubt, they scheduled his execution 6 days before Troy’s Supreme Court appeal date. I wrote the Georgia Parole Board about this recently, however this afternoon I received an e-mail with a direct phone number and thought I would call instead:
Subject: Innocent man to die tomorrow – please help and forward to all who can!
Guys I’m sorry to send out a mass message but this is really important to me. All it takes is a minute to tell the state of Georgia you oppose the execution of an INNOCENT man. For a quick summary of the case, see www.savetroydavis.net. I just called today and it was easy and painless. Here is the message from one of my fellow Amnesty International activists:
Troy’s execution date has been set for Tuesday, but there is still something you can do!
Please call 404-651-6671…
It is the direct line to the Georgia Parole Board.
You will get a live person. They will ask your name and the state you are from.
Please tell them you OPPOSE the scheduled execution of Troy–on Tuesday.
The line does not go to a live person. It goes to voicemail. And the mailbox is full – can’t leave any more messages. So I say it again, the state of Georgia doesn’t give a crap about reasonable doubt.
Regardless, I will continue to call – please call too. It could happen to you.
Update: The Supreme Court granted Troy a stay of execution 2 hours before he was scheduled to die. Way to go, State of Georgia – epic fail.