Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Supreme Court Ignores Justice In The Troy Davis Case

Amnesty International is asking that we send letters to the Georgia Board of Pardons and paroles through their system. They are collecting the letters and will deliver printed letters.

There is a brand new letter available for those who have sent past letters, or who haven't but wish to get involved now:

Send a letter for Troy Davis here. writes:

"Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) decried today's U.S. Supreme Court decision to deny a new hearing for Georgia death-row inmate Troy Anthony Davis. The Court had granted Davis a stay of execution just hours before he was scheduled to be put to death while it decided whether to hear the case. In denying Davis' petition for a writ of certiorari, the Court has effectively ended a longstanding battle to have new evidence in Davis' favor heard in a court of law.

"The Supreme Court's decision is truly shocking, given that significant evidence of Davis' innocence will never have a chance to be examined," said Larry Cox, executive director for AIUSA. "Faulty eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions, and the hallmark of Davis' case. This was an opportunity for the Court to clarify the constitutionality of putting the innocent to death –- and in Davis' case, his innocence could only be determined with a new hearing or trial."

"It is disgraceful that the highest court in the land could sink so low when doubts surrounding Davis' guilt are so high," Cox added."

I believe we can still make a difference if we take out pen and paper and send physical letters asking for the Georgia board of pardons to take Troy Davis off of death row. With the Supreme Court totally ignoring the need for justice in this situation, we have to make an effort to assure he is not put to death, at the very least, for a crime he didn't commit. There is overwhelming evidence of his innocence. Interesting that courts have been unwilling to look at it.

Thankyou Saudade for the intel

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