Copley Square, Boston, MA
AFTER MANY long years of fighting, we are now down to the last hours to save the life of Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis, who could be executed tonight, at 7pm on September 21.
No physical evidence connects Troy to the murder for which he was condemned to death, and seven of the nine witnesses against him at his original trial have recanted their original testimony against Troy. Brenda Davis, one of the jurors in that trial, told CNN in 2009, "If I knew then what I know now, Troy Davis would not be on death row. The verdict would be 'not guilty.'"
Over 1 million people have signed petitions in support of clemency for Troy. More than 3,000 people marched and rallied for Troy just five days ago in Atlanta. Global actions of solidarity were held all over the world, including Germany, Hong Kong, Belgium and Nigeria, and more than 300 actions took place across the U.S.
At this point, there is one judge who can stop the execution. We will be calling Judge Penny Fressesmann (912-652-7252) all day and at the rally.
If Georgia goes forward and executes Troy Davis, it will be the very definition of a modern-day lynching.
For more information on Troy's case and to keep posted on what you can do today and tomorrow, visit the Campaign to End the Death Penalty's website at http://nodeathpenalty.org/.