Troy Davis is a man who deserves an appeal. 7 out of 9 of his accusers have recanted their testimonies, with some of them advising they were coerced by police to testify against him. In a fair and just system this alone would grant him a hearing to prove his innocence. So where is the fairness and justice for Troy? On more than one occasion he has been within hours of planned execution, saved by a projected date where it would be decided if he would be granted an appeal, only to have his heart toyed with in a way no person should ever experience, as the appeals were then denied.
Why were they denied? Doesn't our system claim to stand for fairness and justice? Why isn't this man being given proper opportunity to prove that Georgia has locked up the wrong person, and incompetently sat him on Death row?
To the powers that be in this case I say:
I stand as a citizen of the 'free' world, asking for justice to be observed and stood for. Give Troy Davis the appeal he deserves. You'll sleep easier. Your consciences will be a little freer without an innocent man's blood on your hands. It's not too late to do the right thing.
Related: Visit the Troy Davis category to read past posts and familiarize yourself with the case.