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Thanks Mary.  Will listen later after work.

Troy Anthony Davis was executed on September 21, 2011 at approximately 11:08 p.m.  Davis used his last words to affirm his innocence, forgive those his executioners, and request that we continue to seek the truth regarding Officer MacPhail's murder. Listen to Troy Davis at the links below.  I  posted several links to the audio recording because cyber stalkers often attack links at Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) that regard anti-DP. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/07/troy-davis-execution-last-words_n_1000648.html

Troy Davis' Last Words Released By Georgia Department Of Corrections (AUDIO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/07/troy-davis-execution-last-words_n_1000648.html

 

Troy Davis execution goes ahead despite serious doubts about his guilt - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/22/troy-davis-execution-last-words
Troy Davis, In His Final Words, "I Am Innocent" (AUDIO) Read more: http://globalgrind.com/news/troy-davis-execution-i-am-innocent-final-words-audio#ixzz1b9kIU8jJ


http://globalgrind.com/news/troy-davis-execution-i-am-innocent-final-words-audio

Please sign Amnesty International's petition, OPPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY FOR TROY DAVIS, if the powers that be allow you.  My signature was prevented. Denial of Service (DOS) viruses are often used to limit support for human rights petitions.  Use the link below to access the petition at AI's Online Action Center -

 

http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=jhKPIXPCIoE&b=2590179&template=x.ascx&action=12970

I had written this comment but was not able to endorse the petition due to censorship:

 

I demand an immediate end to capital punishment in the United States. This injustice system has no right to kill anyone while it hides Larry Neal's murder which occurred in 2003 in Shelby County Jail in Memphis, Tennessee. The United States Department of Justice allowed Shelby County Jail to submit fraudulent reports that omitted disclosing his death, thereby taking part in the cover-up consipracy, and the DOJ refuses to investigate the handicapped man's murder which occurred under secret arrest in a facility where the DOJ was in overview following years of other abuses that resulted in the jail's lawsuit by the USA. The system that plans to execute Troy Davis for an unproved murder considers itself above answering for a murder that racist elitists in the justice system did and others condone by reneging on their oaths of office because they are hypocrites.

 

Blessings to Troy Davis as well as all wrongly convicted, excessively sentenced, and mentally ill inmates in American prisons and jails.

 

Mary Neal

Thank you, Davida, for keeping the public informed about the Troy Davis case.  Judge Moore, the USDC judge who ruled against Troy, said that the Constitution prohibits executing innocent people.  That is something that U.S. Supreme Court justices say has never been decided.  If America's justice system ever understands that the "right to life" means not executing innocent people, hopefully Troy Davis will be set free.   Please visit Troy Davis' website at this link for more information about his case: http://www.troyanthonydavis.org

 

The LORD hears the groaning of the prisoner & will loose those appointed to death. ~Psalm 102:20

Federal court rules against Troy Davis
Federal court rules against Troy Davis – putting him back on track for execution, despite clear doubts of his guilt.
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Yesterday, a federal district court in Savannah, Georgia denied Troy Davis' petition – ruling that Troy didn't reach the extraordinarily high legal bar to prove his innocence.
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But I was in that courtroom in June, along with other Amnesty representatives. We saw the witnesses and heard the facts first-hand, and as Executive Director Larry Cox put it "nobody walking out of that hearing could view this as an open-and-shut case".
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So how is it that Troy has been put back on track for execution?
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The courts have been far too comfortable leaving room for doubt, error and bias. There is no physical or scientific evidence linking Troy to the crime. In fact, Troy had to rely on witnesses who the judge didn't find credible, even though these are the same witnesses on which his conviction hangs!
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Because the courts have failed to resolve the doubts in this case, we're taking Troy's story back to the court of public opinion. We want every news outlet talking about the disastrous system that would allow a man to be put to death even when doubts persist about his guilt.
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Troy's case is so powerful because it has inspired:
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  • A majority of witnesses to admit that they lied 19 years ago
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  • Four witnesses to finally testify against the person who they suspect to be the real killer of police officer Mark MacPhail
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  • Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to all call for clemency
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  • A movement of human rights supporters to unite and pass Troy's story along from one person to the next to the next...

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There are no do-overs when it comes to death. As long as there's doubt, there should be no execution. But as long as there's hope, we'll continue to fight for Troy Davis.
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Please send your letter in support of Troy Davis today.
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Thank you,
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Laura Moye
Death Penalty Abolition Campaign Director
Amnesty International USA
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Case against Troy based on lies
Now that the evidentiary hearing for the death penalty case of Troy Davis has concluded, we must do the hardest part of all - wait.
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You are getting this email because you are part of a beautiful, growing movement for Troy Davis and for the abolition of the death penalty
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As you've probably heard, last week Troy Davis finally got a chance to present previously unheard evidence that may prove his innocence in a court of law in Savannah, Georgia.
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Amnesty supporters have been on this heart-wrenching journey with Troy for several years now. It is incredibly difficult to get the justice system to reconsider a death penalty case after a person has been convicted - it's like trying to stop a moving train!
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But we can't thank you enough for standing right there with us to stop it.
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As I was sitting in the federal courthouse behind the Davis family - and Troy Davis himself - I was struck by the power of the witnesses coming forward, after 19 years, to admit that their previous testimonies, which had implicated Troy Davis in the crime, were all based on lies.
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Other witnesses testified that another man committed the murder. One, when asked why she didn't speak up earlier to tell the truth, replied: "I'm older now. I have two kids. If I want them to do the right thing, then I have to do the right thing."
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The weight of these testimonies, on top of seeing that the overwhelming majority of people sitting in the courtroom were there to support Troy, was truly awe-inspiring. Additionally, it was humbling to think about the much larger presence of people who were there with us in spirit during the two days of the hearing. To each of you, I say thank you.
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Thank you for:
  • organizing activities and/or events for the Global Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis last week
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  • uploading your pictures to our photo mosaic image of Troy
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  • adding your name to our petition and asking others to do the same
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  • sharing the story of Troy Davis with others and the injustice death penalty system represents
Now that the hearing is over, we have to do the hardest part of all - wait. But we will continue to update you as soon as we hear any developments in Troy's case.
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The fight isn't over yet.
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Thank you for continuing to stand with us,
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Laura Moye
Death Penalty Abolition Campaign Director
Amnesty International USA
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Troy Davis'  hearing occurred on June 23.  His fate now rests in the hands of a United States District Court judge in Savannah, Georgia.  Background information about the controversial case at this link:  http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/background-on-troy-davis-case-by-mary.html

Thanks, Davida.  I signed the pledge and plan to join Troy Davis supporters in my area on June 22.  I will contact AI to see what is planned for the Atlanta area.  I hope all AIMI members do likewise!  Your reports on this are invaluable, Davida.  We appreciate you.

 

Mary

Troy Davis' new hearing date
Thank you for signing our pledge to stand with Troy Davis!
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There's been a slight change in plans. The date for Troy Davis' evidentiary hearing is now scheduled for June 23rd. That means we need you to organize your Troy Solidarity events for June 22nd, not June 29th as originally planned.
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But that won't stop the tidal wave of support we plan to unleash in support of Troy. Please tell us about your Troy solidarity event plans for June 22nd. The better we're able to coordinate our events, the more attention we'll be able to garner for Troy's case during this critical time.
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We can't express how much we appreciate your pledge to stand with Troy Davis the day before his evidentiary hearing. We want to do all we can to make sure your activities are a success.
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To help you get started and give you more background information, we've put together this Organizing Kit for Global Day of Solidarity activities(PDF)!
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Also, don't forget that you can Lend Your Face for Justice right now - add a picture of yourself and others to our Troy mosaic. We'll be displaying this large composite image in various venues around the world to educate people about Troy's story and pressure officials in Georgia to ensure that justice is served! Please also consider asking people who attend your June 22nd events to add their pictures too.
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Thank you again for your pledge to stand with Troy! Thank you again for standing up for justice!
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Brian Evans
Death Penalty Abolition Campaign
Amnesty International USA

Thank you, Davida, for posting the news about Troy Davis' hearing.  We at AIMI advocate for Troy Davis and all potentially wrongly convicted persons to have new trials and/or post-conviction DNA tests, especially those who face execution.  I have limited opportunity to address this issue since my last computer attack.  The Human Rights for Prisoners March encounters opposition, just as all movements for human rights have throughout history.  Please visit my blog to see some of the articles I wrote to support Troy and other condemned men at http://FreeSpeakBlog.blogspot.com .  Unfortunately, numerous strands of discussion at AIMI regarding Troy Davis and Officer MacPhail's right to have justice in this matter were deleted by cyberstalkers.   Davida and other AIMI members posted much information along the way to the hearing that Troy will now have.  We solute the Supreme Court for giving Troy this opportunity.  See my most recent Troy Davis article at this link:

Background on the Troy Davis Case, by Mary Neal

http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/background-on-troy-davis-case-by-mary.html

 

More Troy Davis articles I published are at this link:
http://www.nowpublic.com/search?fulltext=1&type=story&keys=mary+neal+troy+davis

I pray that Troy Davis will have his heart's desire and what should be every citizen's right:  "A fair day in a just court."  No one can state Troy's case better than the condemned man, himself.  An audiotape is at this link:

 

"WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FOR ME?" by Troy Davis

 http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?lang=e&id=engamr510232007

 

We solute Amnesty International for the organization's tireless efforts for justice.  May God be with the families, attorneys, judge, and with us all.

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Mary Neal

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill

http://www.Care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI

Updates on Troy Davis, GA Death Row Inmate
After several months of waiting, the date for Troy’s evidentiary hearing has finally been announced.
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We just got the word yesterday that a federal judge in Savannah, Georgia announced a hearing date for Troy Davis!
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Troy will finally be able to present evidence that may prove his innocence on June 30th. This is an immense opportunity to bring new testimony and evidence into a court of law. Keep in mind, Troy has nearly been executed three times for a murder he may not have committed - this evidentiary hearing is a BIG deal. And this would have never happened without your steadfast and persistent activism.
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But we're not done yet!
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Please say that you'll stand with us and Troy Davis on June 29th to shine a light on his case.
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For at least one day, the various witnesses will provide their testimony and be cross-examined to give their accounts of what happened on that tragic night in 1989 when police officer Mark Allen MacPhail was fatally shot.
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During this time, Troy must "clearly establish his innocence", which is an incredibly high legal standard. Without a doubt, this is going to be tough.
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On June 30th, Troy's life will, literally, be on the line. In the days before and leading up to his hearing date, it will make all the difference to Troy to know that we're standing in his corner. It is also important that state and federal authorities continue to see a vigilant global community that wants to see justice served.
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Whether you've got 5 minutes or a lot longer, you can help shine a light for Troy Davis. Here's a few ways you can support Troy Davis starting today:

It's been a heart-gripping roller coaster ride over the past years that we've advocated on Troy's behalf. But this could be the window of opportunity where the full truth can finally come to light.
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Help us see to it that Troy's life is saved. Your actions do count. You are making a difference.
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From the bottom of our hearts - thank you,
Laura, Brian and the rest of the Death Penalty Abolition team
 

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