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Call for a Moratorium on the Death Penalty in Georgia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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Take action below to call on leaders of Georgia's legislature to seek a moratorium on the death penalty until serious problems with the state's criminal justice system are resolved.

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Les F (121)
Friday September 23, 2011, 8:00 am
You know I hate the fact that this man could be innocent and on death row, but in Canada we dont have the death penalty and you should see the people we keep alive and well. It is very unfortunate that Georgia didnt correctly investigate this case and just threw this man under the bus. However, if you change your laws you will be keeping the men who rape little children alive, the men who torture people for pleasure and serial killers. Believe me you dont want that.

Carol H (229)
Friday September 23, 2011, 8:51 am
Casey Anthony is free after killing her child and this man gets put to death??? Whats wrong with this picture???

Carol H (229)
Friday September 23, 2011, 8:52 am
signed and noted, I got carried away about this injustice!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Friday September 23, 2011, 9:24 am

Noted, Signed & Shared Too!!!

. (0)
Friday September 23, 2011, 10:48 am
Georgia totally screwed up and a man paid for it with his life.

Michela M (3964)
Friday September 23, 2011, 11:03 am
for U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY!!!!!!! the rest of the WORLD is NOT ALLOWED to SIGN........
Michela from Rome, ITALY

Michela M (3964)
Friday September 23, 2011, 11:06 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday September 23, 2011, 12:22 pm
Thanks for taking action today to call for a moratorium on all executions in Georgia. The state’s criminal justice must be reviewed to prevent future injustice, and your voice makes a difference in calling for executions to stop.
Signed, noted and posted to FB.

Erin R (181)
Friday September 23, 2011, 12:41 pm

Regina P (67)
Friday September 23, 2011, 5:25 pm
Noted & signed.

Eric Gilmartin (361)
Friday September 23, 2011, 5:38 pm
Signed it, with pleasure!

Vicky Locke (3)
Friday September 23, 2011, 5:42 pm
Petition for the Innocence Project signed. But this only addresses the instances of perceived innocence. I oppose the death penalty. Period. Which is why I also support Amnesty International.

Jerry B (128)
Friday September 23, 2011, 6:10 pm
Noted and Signed..I certainly agree with Carol, thank you Cher!

Jim P (3257)
Friday September 23, 2011, 6:57 pm
Petition signed.

Yes, a moratorium on the fealty penalty in the state of Georgia sounds very much like a
good idea. Unfortunately the state did not listen to the many people, organizations and VIP's
to not execute Troy Davis.

What makes anyone think that a moratorium is going to help when the state of Georgia
and its state government (republicans) is going to listen to us...???

Sorry to sound so negative but, golly, am so angry...

Ty, Cher.

Jim P (3257)
Friday September 23, 2011, 7:00 pm
Whoops, sloppy typing and spelling above... Sorry...


Lisa P (63)
Friday September 23, 2011, 7:05 pm
noted and signed

Sheryl G (360)
Friday September 23, 2011, 8:41 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Cher because you have done so within the last week.
Good for you Cher.....gladly signed.

Sir Walk F (124)
Friday September 23, 2011, 9:02 pm
An excellent account from someone who attended the rally at the Prison. VRY moving and inspiring.

PLEASE read.

Naoko i (264)
Friday September 23, 2011, 9:57 pm
Noted, signed and shared on Facebook. Thanks for posting, Cher.
(Michela, I could sign this petition, without any "trick"...It is open to non U.S. residents)

LucyKaleido S (82)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 12:55 am
Democracy Now! 6-Hour Live Broadcast From Troy Davis Execution

"Troy Anthony Davis, who maintained his innocence until his last breath, was executed by the state of Georgia Wednesday night. As the world watched to see whether Davis’ final appeal for a stay of execution would be granted by the U.S. Supreme Court, Democracy Now! Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to continuously broadcast live from the prison grounds in Jackson, Georgia. During our 6-hour special report, we spoke with Davis’ supporters and family members who held all-day vigil, then heard from those who witnessed his death by lethal injection at 11:08 p.m. EDT.

This archived video of the broadcast includes interviews with Troy Davis’ sisters Martina Correia and Kim Davis, Troy Davis’ nephew De’Juan Davis Correia, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, President of the Georgia State NAACP Ed Dubose, Chairperson of the NAACP Roslyn M. Brock, Ebenezer Baptist Church Rev. Raphael Warnock, Southern Regional Director for the Rainbow-PUSH Coalition Joe Beasley, Amnesty International USA Director Larry Cox, Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Abolition Campaign Director Laura Moye, Executive Director of Southern Center for Human Rights Sara Totonchi, Rev. Al Sharpton, hip-hop artist Big Boi, Public Policy Associate for the Southern Center for Human Rights Kathryn Hamoudah, and many others.

We also broadcast a report back from journalists, and Davis’ lawyers, who witnessed the execution. According to WSB Radio reporter John Lewis, “[Davis] said to the family [of slain police officer Mark MacPhail] that he was sorry for their loss, but also said that he did not take their son, father, brother. He said to them to dig deeper into this case, to find out the truth. And then he said to the prison staff — the ones he said, 'who are going to take my life,' — he said to them, 'may God have mercy on your souls,' and his last words were to them, 'may God bless your souls.'” "

I watched some of this coverage yesterday: In the midst of Amy Goodman's talk with Ben Jealous, loud cheers go up in the crowd -- it's the moment the halt in the execution is announced, when everyone thinks that the Supreme Court has allowed a stay. It is very moving to see people reacting to the great news, then collapsing in sorrow when it turns out to be false.

This DN! cpverage also includes an earlier press conference with Troy Davis' sister, Martina Correia, and I was so impressed with her calm determination: she spoke for some time & touched on important issues, from her wheelchair & then stood to chant 'I am Troy Davis' with all the people assembled, her other sisters, her kids, the Amnesty people, the NAACP people, etc etc! She said 'The old South must die' or words to that effect. And what 'I am Troy Davis' means around the world, said by "people of hues of colors Troy has never seen .. in languages Troy has never heard." What an admirable woman!

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 12:49 pm
Signed & Noted!
It would be interesting to learn how many innocent people have been executed. Of course, we will never know. One thing is for sure.....a lot of people have died for others misdeeds.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 12:55 pm
Noted and signed.

Amber T (1)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 1:25 pm
"Casey Anthony is free after killing her child and this man gets put to death??? Whats wrong with this picture??? "
Casey was white.

Robert G (3)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 1:45 pm
Signed and noted.

Lilo Prinz (23)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 1:57 pm
signed and shared!

Alice B (241)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 2:01 pm
NOTED & SIGNED. No more 'legal' lynchings in GA.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 3:33 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed and sent.

Catherine Turley (192)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 5:53 pm
i'm begging everyone who was upset by this outcome to work for all the death row inmates on a regular basis. every month, i check this site and email the governor of the state where the next man is up for execution. it doesn't take that long.

. (0)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 6:01 pm

donald Baumgartner (6)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 6:26 pm
Gladly Signed!!

Jeanne M (84)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 7:18 pm
Signed - thank you, Cher.

Simon Validzic (244)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 7:53 pm
Signed. (I think I also took this same action yesterday. It would be good if the system would let me know if I have already signed since I am not sure if signing more than once comes across as careless).

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 8:30 pm
noted and signed

Walter Firth (45)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 10:03 pm
Signed Cher.I was able to sign in Australia ,the petition is not only fo U.S.citizens.The abolition of the brutal, barbaric practice of capital punishment is a universal issue .For those interested in working to end the practice bring up "Stop capital punishment now" on google ,there is a list of some you can support.

David K (0)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 1:02 am
If this example of state lynching an innocent man simply to provide revenge for the policeman's family does not end in abolishion of the death penalty in Georgia then there is no hope of any humanitarian responses from Georgia. All reason is wasted, the only thing left is to attempt to persuade the Federal government to realise that murdering a murderer merely makes the state as bad as the perpetrator.

David K (0)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 1:09 am
This is essential and if Georgia persists after showing their incapability of not missing an opportunity of legally lynching an innocent black man, the the Federal government should abolish the death penalty altogether. In my view it is better to imprison a murderer for life than to risk lynching an innocent man even if he is poor and black.

Gitte L (46)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 1:45 am
Signed and shared. I am thankful that we do not have the death penalty in Denmark. I wish that ALL remaining
"death penalty" countries would follow.

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 4:04 am
This is so sad! It is hard to put words on it. I feel for his family and near ones. I hope they will find the strength to move on.

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 7:30 am
Its too late for Troy, but we can save others. Thanks and signed Cher

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 11:20 am

Past Member (0)
Monday September 26, 2011, 3:36 am
Signed, of course.

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Monday September 26, 2011, 3:50 am
Done, thanl you.

Kathy Javens (104)
Monday September 26, 2011, 7:03 am
S&N. Also posted on FB.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 26, 2011, 4:27 pm
signed and noted
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