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Request That Troy Davis Death Warrant Be Withdrawn (From Troy's Sister, Kim) - TAKE ACTION!


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: justice, Troy_Davis, death_warrant )

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Thanks in part to your amazing mobilization and effort, 650,000 signatures were delivered to the Georgia Board of Pardons & Parole, asking them to grant clemency for my brother, Troy Davis, who is slated to be executed by the state of Georgia this Wed.



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Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1464)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:08 pm


Signed!!

Thnx sweetie!

 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:15 pm
Signed ....again. This is one matter where I don't mind signing multiple times. A young man's life is in the balance. It is a travesty that our society values life so little as to put someone to death when there is not one bit of forensic evidence that he committed the crime. I hope this poor man does not lose his life in a few days. If all they want is numbers upon the page ( of people asking the governor not to execute this man) I don't mind! It's the least we can do.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1645)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:17 pm
Action taken! Only 372 signatures to go! God Bless the Davis family and may a TROY MIRACLE happen BEFORE SEPT 21ST!!!! Thnx *C* for posting and KIM for helping your brother...
 

Pat B. (354)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:20 pm
Where there is doubt, then STOP the execution, and investigate!! Where there is evidence to show just cause of innocence...then set him free. Gladly Signed, and thank you, Carole for this one.
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:32 pm

Absolutely, dear friends!

I guess, because this request is coming directly from his sister's heart, I feel it is of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:34 pm

PLEASE JOIN ME IN GIVING THIS URGENT PLEA THE IMPORTANCE IT DESERVES!

Your efforts in signing and forwarding will mean so much.

 

Mm M. (450)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:39 pm
Thank you "C", totally signed and forwarded on Change.Org! xx M
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:41 pm
Thank you for signing "Chatham County District Attorney: Request that Troy Davis Death Warrant be Withdrawn"

Good for you on posting this Carole.

A dark day for everyone if this happens in Georgia. For those just learning of this or wanting to know where else you can add your signature. There are more petitions that are listed on the thread in hot links next to Jelica name. Go halfway down the thread.

MORE TROY DAVIS PETITIONS


 

Patricia Cannell (748)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:47 pm
Done & done!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:49 pm
Signed
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:50 pm

Thank you for signing "Chatham County District Attorney: Request that Troy Davis Death Warrant be Withdrawn" Thanks Carole for the forward.

 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Friday September 16, 2011, 3:02 pm
Signed with a message! Thanks Carol.
 

Constance F. (433)
Friday September 16, 2011, 3:26 pm
Action already taken. Thank you for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 16, 2011, 3:46 pm
Signed/thank you Carole and thank you Henriette and Dandelion for forwarding.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Friday September 16, 2011, 4:02 pm
Petition signed.

Requested that the death warrant be withdrawn. If Georgia goes ahead with the execution, the state of Georgia will be known as the state that executes innocent people. Shame on the State of Georgia.

Ty, C.
.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Friday September 16, 2011, 4:04 pm
signed, signed and SIGNED! I hope they get the message and stop this or blood is on their hands.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Friday September 16, 2011, 4:41 pm
Noted and signed,
 

Mildred D. (13)
Friday September 16, 2011, 4:43 pm
Signed multiple times, shared with friends, and with friends of friends, posted, written letters to our local newspapers.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Friday September 16, 2011, 4:51 pm
Thank you C.
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:00 pm
#831 Signed and noted.
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:00 pm
Cheers Carole...

Me too... Signed multiple times, Tweeted and FBed...
 

Myron Scott (70)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:08 pm
The court's decision that one previously committed to die must prove her or his innocence, that raising sufficient doubt such that the normal standard of proof in a criminal case cannot rationally have been met, is a new one to me. It seems to stand the presumption of innocent until proven guilty on its head. "This Ain't America, Is It?"
 

Terry King (108)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:14 pm
Action taken
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:14 pm
Noted and Signed Tks Carol.
 

Lynn Squance (231)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:14 pm
Once someone is executed there is no tomorrow. If a mistake is made, you can't say 'Sorry' and put everything right. There are enough doubts in this case, lack of credible evidence, recanting witnesses to cast his conviction in doubt. Do the right thing and withdraw the death warrant. If not, the State of Georgia and its agents will be guilty of murder.

Signeed on Change.org, Amnesty International and another.
 

Myron Scott (70)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:16 pm
I'm sorry, I meant to write: ". . . that raising sufficient doubt such that the normal standard of proof in a criminal case cannot rationally have been met is insufficient . . . . " Seriously, this so shocks me that, I think, I could not articulate what the court said.
 

. (1)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:17 pm
Signed. Thank you Carole.
 

Lindsey Williams (234)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:21 pm
SIgned thanks.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:24 pm
Shocks me too Myron. It's like once your name gets on the list......that the end of it. They want blood innocent or not. Is why the death penalty needs to end, because one group of people can determine that you should be removed from society and just make up a story, be a witness that he or she did it, heck, it might even be the accusor who did it, but if they are more politically connected, or have more money, power or fame, you go jack. The death penalty can be used to murder another just for who they are. How many people have been released from prison based on new evidence after spending 20 years or more in there. Too many have so it only stands to reason innocent people are executed and that alone should stop the death penality. Sick times we live in and getting sicker all the time.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:31 pm
done.
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:43 pm
Have signed just about every petition imaginable regarding Troy. Thanks for posting Carole. :)
 

Michael Carney (209)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:45 pm
Noted, and signed
 

Esther Z. (101)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:47 pm
Noted, signed, forwarded and posted. Thanks to Nancy for forwading the petition.
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:48 pm
 
The following excerpt from USA Today explains the purpose of this particular petition:
 
Troy Davis' death row case in Georgia goes global
 
"The board is scheduled to meet Monday to consider the case. If it does not grant clemency, there is no official next legal step, but "we are not going to stand by quietly if that is what happens," Moye says. The NAACP also is calling on Chatham County, Ga., District Attorney Larry Chisolm to move to withdraw the death warrant, Jealous says.
 
Representatives from Amnesty International and the NAACP presented four petitions with more than 660,000 signatures to the state parole board Thursday. An online petition sponsored by Davis' sister, Kimberly Davis, and Change.org has collected more than 233,000 signatures."
 
[See article for more]
 
 
 

Lyn Z. (294)
Friday September 16, 2011, 5:56 pm
Noted & Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 16, 2011, 6:04 pm
already signed and shared, thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday September 16, 2011, 6:04 pm
signed and noted with much hope!!!
 

Carlene V. (203)
Friday September 16, 2011, 6:07 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Brittany D. (28)
Friday September 16, 2011, 6:20 pm
signed
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Friday September 16, 2011, 6:21 pm
There's almost no time left. I hope the powers governing body is paying attention to the international coverage this is getting. To sentence a person to death without worthy cause, in my book that is murder. Death penalty is a dangerous thing. Once a person is dead it's too late to say sorry. If a person is guilty of a crime find a way that they can contribute to society to pay their debt. If they are dangerous remove them from society, but still allow them to contribute. Much of the time it is those who are refused the opportunity to contribute who offend in the first place. Give them a place, give them a purpose and allow them to give back.
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 6:51 pm

I plead with everyone reading/signing/sympathizing with this petition to:

FORWARD IT! -- TWEET IT! -- FB IT!

(We SO NEED an example that this country is still just!)

 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (90)
Friday September 16, 2011, 6:56 pm
I don’t know how much more good this will do, but I guess it can’t hurt. I heard earlier today on Democracy Now, in an interview with Troy’s sister, the DA has already spoken out, “there is too much doubt in the court case to proceed with an execution.”
I don’t know if what was reported was true or someone’s hopes. They also reported that 650,000 petitions from around the world were delivered to the board, with more coming in by the hour. Now it’s up to prayer, if that’s your thing or the power of thoughts that this travesty of justice is not allowed to go forward.
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 6:59 pm

Bless your heart, Hawkeye! (I'm a spiritual, but not religious, person . . . but I'll give/receive any positive energy.)

 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:09 pm

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” Ryunosuke Satoro

 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:20 pm
already signed and shared, thank Carole (sorry....can't send you another star until Monday)
 

Joy Wong (76)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:31 pm
Noted and signed. Praying for you Troy Davis.
 

Walter Firth (45)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:31 pm
Aready signed with all the others I have been signing for Troy for years.We can only hope.Surely no bad Georgia may be it cannot murder an innocent man.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:39 pm
Noted, shared. Already signed. Thanks Carole.
Thanks for forwarding Henriette and Sue
 

Charlene S. (126)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:40 pm
Noted and signed with a prayer that this obviously innocent man is not executed as scheduled.
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:43 pm
 
I cannot confirm the accuracy of this, but I just received it in a Google alert:

Letter from Troy Davis
 
Marlene Martin wrote that she received a letter from Mr. Davis, scheduled for execution Wednesday unless Georgia Board of Pardons or President Obama halt the unjust murder of the African American.
 
"On Tuesday, I received a letter from Troy in the mail and wanted to share it," she reported.
 
"At first, I wondered why the penmanship seemed scrawled. Then I read his note, and I understood. He had to write it using only pieces of a pen. They have taken everything from him except his eyeglasses."
 
"Yet his call to action is strong and mighty":
 
Written to Marlene Martin of Campaign to End the Death Penalty:
 
"Hello Marlene,
 
I received your letter. However they took all of my mail, address book and the only property I have is my eyeglasses. I’m writing with the filter of a pen because I’m not allowed the entire pen. With all these security rules they only allowed me to write down your address. I don’t remember everything you said in your letter but I wanted to thank you, your family and CEDP for everything.
 
It is time for action so please encourage everyone to reach out to politicians, ministers and grassroots organizations to contact the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole and the governor to grant me relief and stop this scheduled execution.
 
Get involved in this movement to put an end to the death penalty. Come to Georgia and take a stand for Justice. Let them know I’m blessed and my faith in God is stronger than ever. Now we have a chance to join together and be heard loud and clear that Georgia needs to stop this execution of an innocent man and end the death penalty altogether.
 
Excuse my writing but it’s hard using the funnel only.
 
God bless you and keep up the great work you’re doing.
 
Sincerely,
 
Troy Davis"
 
[Forwarded to the Examiner by Marlene Martin, Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP)]
 
 

 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:48 pm
Signed along with several others. Thanks for posting Carole.
 

William K. (328)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:04 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:04 pm
My goodness, why is everything taken away from him. Can't he even have a few items in his last days? What do they think, he's going to kill himself with the full pen? I mean he's going to be executed unless this can be stopped. I don't understand these inhumane rulings by heartless people that one can't have any belongings days before an execution.
 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (90)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:05 pm
Thanks Carol for the letter from Troy.
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:09 pm

I know. It touched me beyond belief.


 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:20 pm

As a long-time human rights activist, I must admit that few of the causes I've supported have touched me to this extent.

This is so extremely personal -- to see the individual, and almost incomprehensibly fervent, plea for life from one wrongly-accused person, facing, after decades of incarceration, the end of his life.

To witness the impassioned and continued strength of his sisters, and so many believers, coupled with the agreement of recognized and respected human rights organizations; but to STILL have the question of his life held at bay, by the whimsical maneuverings of politics . . . is incredibly cruel and so un-American that I can barely stand it.


 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:26 pm
Signed & Noted!
I had signed the same petition that 650,000 others had signed. Thanks to Dandelion I signed this one as well.
 

Nick H. (1826)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:36 pm
Noted and signed. I've signed a few for sure. I hope this gets the good "christians" of GA to do the RIGHT THING, just as Jesus would do.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:37 pm
I find a lot lacking in what I would like America to stand for Carole.
 

Regina P. (79)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:41 pm
Noted & signed #930. Thanks
 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (90)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:47 pm
You know, as much as I hate to say this, I fear it may well be true. If this travesty goes forward, they know they will destroy any hope, in the hearts of all those paying attention to this case, that justice in America is or ever will be possible again. I fear for Troy, because they may well see fit to use him and his case as the conservative’s extreme feather to break the Camel back of hope for any future freedom or justice. Outside the parameters and dictates of the totalitarian corporatist’s board rooms. It could serve them to fulfill Neomi Wolf’s book of prognostication regarding the “End of America” as it once was or ever will be again.

Just an old man’s thoughts based on a waning faith in the American consumers, formally known as citizens, to wake up to the stripping away of their democracy, freedoms and justice by imperialism.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:52 pm
Its noted. I am going to miss you as a friend Regina.
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:54 pm

I understand what you're saying, Hawkeye (and I know/hope you stand beside me).

BUT, when my strength is challenged -- and even, sadly, knowing that some innocents will fall -- I will STAND for the government I believe this country deserves, and I was raised to believe in.

And, although I don't believe in martyrs, I will always REMEMBER those who fought (and fell) before me.

 

Fran away F. (111)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:56 pm
Noted, signed and shared. This unjust execution MUST be stopped! Blessings to Troy, Kim and their family. Thanks, Carole for posting this, and to Nancy and Robert for the forwards.
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 8:58 pm

Regina, thank you for signing.

 

Patricia W. (94)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:01 pm
Thank you Carole for another opportunity to help this man, and sharing the letter. Thank you Dandelion for more petitions.
Yes, Caitlin M, I'll keep signing and signing.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:03 pm
I also thank you Regina.

You have a good heart to stand up and state that justice is NOT served if there is a speck of doubt in his guilt.
 

Myron Scott (70)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:11 pm
From IAC announcement of demonstration in Tucson:

“If I knew then what I know now, Troy Davis would not be on death row. The verdict would be ‘not guilty. ’ ”
— Brenda Forest
juror in Davis’ original trial

Hawkeye: Good for the DA.

Dandelion and Iona: I agree. The time is long past in the U.S. to "execute the executioner."

Bless all those making an effort on behalf of Troy Davis and against our society's worship of death and killing. "When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning: a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man. ... there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak."
-Albert Camus, "Reflections on the Guillotine"
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:16 pm

WHOA!

"When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning: a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man. ... there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak."

Well-placed, and sadly appropriate, words, Myron.

(Scenes from witch hunts, best buried -- but never forgotten, lest they be re-enacted.)


 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (90)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:17 pm

Ya Carole, been at it way to long to step aside now. "From my cold dead hand" seems to play well to things we speak of here, though with the lingering hope it falls a bit short of that. I know way too many martyrs long gone, felled in their courage and long forgotten except by a mangy few who struggle on, ever onward. Pray we all, it will, all of it, be proved to have been for other then, not
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:29 pm
Have signed multiple petitions and will sign as many as I receive. Thanks to Carole and Dandelion for their tireless efforts to prevent the possible execution of an innocent man!!
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:29 pm

Well, Mr. Hawkeye . . . my being very courageous, but not particularly vain (having been humbled by the great leveller of age), I gladly include you with my "mangy," struggling compatriots.

Luv ya!

 

Patricia W. (94)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:39 pm
From my notes (I copy and save important info in case I can share) ...

Governor Deal has received your e-mail and appreciates hearing from you.

Unless you elected not to hear back from him, you will receive a direct response from Governor Deal shortly. With the very high volume of messages and mail, we hope you will understand if there is a delay in responding. If this is an urgent or time-sensitive matter, please call us directly at 404-656-1776.

Again, our thanks for your comments and input.

There's the Governer's phone number for urgent or time-sensative matters.



 

Sandra T. (126)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:40 pm
Absolutely signed ( with previous US address).

Also my sincerest thanks to Carole and Dandelion.

Myron, thanks for sharing those quotes with us.
 

Simon Validzic (248)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:45 pm
Signed. Also, signed a similar petition on Change.org. I will visit all the other petitions that somebody listed under the other article. Since there is not much time, and to avoid accidentally closing the window and forgetting where I stopped, I will not leave comments. I have taken action several times over the past few years against the death penalty for Troy Davis through Amnesty International (USA).
 

Myron Scott (70)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:46 pm
Dandelion wrote: "It's like once your name gets on the list......that the end of it. They want blood innocent or not."

Especially if the list you're on, like Troy Davis or Leonard Peltier, is "cop killer." That, despite all the recantations and legitimate doubts, is what WALB TV News, Albany, GA called Troy David today:

"Governor Deal was in Valdosta to tour VSU's nursing college but death penalty opponents confronted him about the upcoming execution of cop killer Troy Davis."

Not accused or alleged or even convicted cop killer; just "cop killer." The byline is Jade Bulecza.

http://www.walb.com/story/15482973/dealth-penalty-opp

Maybe what Dendelion said is especially true, too, is black, or indigenous, anything but white? Like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush?

In response, Governor Nathan Deal (R) said, ""The committee (Board of Oardons and Paroles?) has followed the legal process and has gone through the appellate court," washing his hands, like Pilate and, as Mick Jagger wrote, sealing his fate.
 

Penelope Ryan (174)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:46 pm
Thanks to all who cared enough to care for this poor soul. May our prayers and protective messages get through to those withthe power.
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:47 pm
My Seestah "C" i agree wholeheartedly ... signed and posted to Twitter ... 58,000 signatures still needed ... a million more would be better ! Prayers rising for Kim and of course for Troy to stay strong and know he is not alone . . . . . . .
 

Myron Scott (70)
Friday September 16, 2011, 10:07 pm
For anyone wanting background, Care 2 community member Lovechilde submitted his prior summary of the David case yesterday:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/946253070/2945702
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Friday September 16, 2011, 10:11 pm
ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY
LARRY GRIFFIN EXECUTED EVIDENCE 10 YEARS LATER DETERMINES INNOCENCE
 

Matthew Cloner (122)
Friday September 16, 2011, 11:26 pm
I think that the scheduled execution of Troy Davis is an absolute disgrace. Unfortunately, unless there is a stay of execution or a pardon by the governor, it will become a sad fact of life next Wednesday. In the end, we all have to die someday and face God. If this man is truly innocent - and I believe that he is - then he has nothing to fear from his Creator. However, right now I think the people responsible for this man's upcoming execution have more to fear from the Almighty than Mr. Davis.
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Friday September 16, 2011, 11:31 pm
Signed. Thank you, Carole, Dandelion, and Nancy. Noted.
These are two other petitions I found to save him. :
http://www.signon.org/sign/stop-the-execution-of?source=homepage
http://www.signon.org/sign/stop-the-execution-of-3?source=homepage
 

Ralph F. (64)
Friday September 16, 2011, 11:32 pm
Noted & signed. It will be a capital crime if Mr. Davis is executed with flimsy and recanted testimony. I expect more from the State of Georgia.
 

Shirley S. (174)
Friday September 16, 2011, 11:49 pm
Noted & signed
 

Cam V. (417)
Friday September 16, 2011, 11:55 pm
Done Carole. Not a fan of the death penalty. If one innocent person is put to death (and I believe there have been many) what does that say about us as a society.
 

Ana R (220)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:02 am
Signed!
31 signatures needed!
noted with hope
thanks to all who cared
 

Sandra T. (126)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:03 am
Henriette, thanks for forwarding this to all of your friends, I only now noticed it on the second page of my inbox. Take care sister :)
 

Norm C. (74)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:28 am
Signed this one, too.
 

Patricia E. G. (51)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 1:27 am
He's got Barry Scheck ( of the O.J. case ) representing him.
Barry had alot of positive words to say, and doubts if the
execution will occur with 7 out of 9 witnesses recanting
their story. He said today on CNN news.

Noted & Signed

 

Beatrice B. (115)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:25 am
Noted and signed
 

Judy C. (106)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:25 am
Signed, and passed on. Thanks Carole, and all of you others who care.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:31 am
Noted with thanks. Trying to sign...there seems to be a problem...
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:31 am
Signed.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:34 am
Signed and shared on FB,thanks "C".
 

Angelika R. (146)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 3:16 am
ALSO SIGNED AND FB SHARED -thanks Carole! Let's all pray now
 

Esther Lance (81)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 3:20 am
Thanks Dandelion, for sharing....may this innocent man be spared.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:37 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Ben Oscarsito (335)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:45 am
Trying to sign, but; "...◦There was an error submitting your form. Please try again later...."
I don't know what the problem is with signing Change.Org petitions...???
I have signed these petition though:
"Stop the Execution of Troy Davis!" (CARE2 petition)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/372/325/451/
17,858 signatures, goal 20,000 - So, let's do it!
Amnesty International: "Stop the September 21st execution of Troy Davis!"
http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=516510
Color of Change.Org: "Save Troy Davis' Life!"
http://colorofchange.org/campaign/save-troy-davis-life/
Too much doubt, indeed! And time is running out!!!
 

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:52 am
signed #1,025
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:55 am
signed and noted
 

Mariette G. (150)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 5:44 am
Signed as many petitions as I could find! Thanks Carole!
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 5:58 am
Cheers Ben... for the fwd and petitions...

Signed again tweeted and FBed... I will keep doing this over and over and over and over and over again....etc...
 

Elias Ayad (49)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 6:19 am
Signed, thank you very much Carole for posting this.
 

Tonya M. (71)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 6:21 am
Signed and noted.
 

Vivien Green (150)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 6:24 am
Signed and shared on FB
 

Ben Oscarsito (335)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 7:02 am
Global protests for US death row inmate Troy Davis. (MSN News)
Some 300 protest rallies were held worldwide ahead of a last-ditch parole board hearing for US death row inmate Troy Davis, whose planned execution sparked an international movement.
A vast protest rally marched through downtown Atlanta late Friday, ending their demonstration at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual center of the civil rights movement in the 1960s under Martin Luther King.
It was standing room only at the church after the march, and at least 1,000 people had to be turned away, church member Marvin Brinson told AFP.

Rallies for Davis started earlier in Hong Kong and carried on throughout the day in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia, said Laura Moye, the Death Penalty Abolition campaign director for Amnesty International USA.
Another 10 events were held in France on behalf of Davis, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection next week at a prison in Jackson, Georgia, south of Atlanta.
On Thursday, petitions with 663,000 names were handed to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles urging clemency. The board convenes Monday to consider the case...
http://news.ph.msn.com/top-stories/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5281480
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 7:33 am
Signed and noted, thanks Carole, I don't know why but i was able to just post this, even though you already have, no matter, I'm glad it's out there for all to see :-)
 

Angelika R. (146)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 7:38 am
yet another petition here by SignOn.org>
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=263925&id=31059-18031740-1zOB87x&t=2
 

Megan Beery (18)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 7:48 am
signed and noted
 

Emma S. (228)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 8:49 am
Noted and signed. Thank you.
 

Carol Cowbrough (95)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 9:03 am
Signed and Noted. Thank you.
 

Mike S. (86)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 9:40 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Carole.
 

Gudrun D. (417)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 10:29 am
Signed all petitions posted - thanks Just C
 

Kari D. (192)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 10:51 am
signed & posted on fb Thanks C
 

. (0)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 10:54 am
noted and signed again. Thanks
 

Lori K. (56)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:03 pm
This is way too horrible and scary. I thought lynchings were illegal! Notice that Troy is not white, and this is happening in the Deep South? SHAMEFUL!
 

Genoveva M M. (332)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:05 pm
Signed and noted, Thanks
 

Mandi T. (424)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:09 pm
Signed. Tks Carol. And signed others.
 

Darlene K. (367)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:12 pm
Signed and shared, thank you. I usually can't login to sign anything at change, for the last several weeks, but for some reason, it let me in on this one!
 

liz meesters (176)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:41 pm
signed & noted, and I send Love & Peace to troy and his family
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:50 pm
How can they execute him with this much protest!
 

DORIS L. (61)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:04 pm
Signed and forwarded.
 

Marilyn M. (143)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:21 pm
Noted and had already signed this and numerous other petitions. Thank you for posting, Carole.
 

Sinikka D. (130)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:44 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Carole!
 

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:46 pm
Done. I send prayer with hope. Troy Davis has a great family around the world.
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 3:47 pm
Done, done, DONE - I'll keep on signing forever and a day - and truly pray for success!! Yes, sadly, this is the US of A as we've got used to it from 'over here' (in other words, Nick, I'm not too sure there's any true Christians left in Georgia?)!! Patricia - 'urgent or time-sensitive matters'? hell yes, I think so - thanks for posting the number!! Myron, "obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak" - sad but true? Thanks for the other links Bengt - we cannot stop fighting for justice!! I cannot even start to imagine what Troy's "nearest and dearest" must feel like!!! Sadly only 1231 signatures - hellooooo, can the 16 million members please wake up for a moment, it's critical??
 

Just Carole (338)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 3:57 pm

Hehehehehe . . . Good one, Stella! (Yup, I wonder where the over 16,000,000 go when they're needed too.)

 

Danny W. (13)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:19 pm
Our prayers are for the death penalty to be lifted from Troy Davis' sentence, it is time for the parol board to stop playing politics with Troy's life.
 

caterina caligiuri (77)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:33 pm
*** Sooooo signed.....I signed eleven petitions for him...hope they will help tks
 

Freya H. (305)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 5:06 pm
I am sorry about the friends and loved ones of the police officer who was slain. However, executing an innocent person solves nothing. Since I wasn't there, I can't say who is truly innocent or guilty, but the more I hear about this case - from both sides - the more I am certain that Davis is not to blame.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 6:51 pm
Noted n signed
 

Elle B. (81)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 7:40 pm
Tried to sign since yesterday when I received your message Carole but kept getting some type of script error...just successfully signed this one. Have signed the petitions as well more than once. Have been calling the media, senators, white house [they cannot do anything officially, but they can support stopping this], and the Georgia officials as well Thank-you Carole and Dandelion for your dedication in keeping us so immediately informed. Executing an innocent man will not honor Officer Mark MacPhail nor serve any just purpose.

"Since I was a law student, I have been against the death penalty. It does not deter. It is severely discriminatory against minorities, especially since they’re given no competent legal counsel defense in many cases. It’s a system that has to be perfect. You cannot execute one innocent person. No system is perfect. And to top it off, for those of you who are interested in the economics it, it costs more to pursue a capital case toward execution than it does to have full life imprisonment without parole." ~Ralph Nader, Jun. 25, 2000
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 9:17 pm
Noted.If there is a shadow of a doubt that he is not guilty, then you should NOT procecute. This must stop NOW!!!
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 9:19 pm
Just posted to FB. I hope this will help a little more. I will keep Troy and his family in my prayers.
 

Alison Baker (25)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 10:01 pm
There seems to be plenty of room for doubt. That means the real guilty man has been walking free for over 20 yrs. This entire case wreaks of prosecutorial misconduct.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 10:15 pm
Signed, noted, thanks.
 

Danny M. (81)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 12:13 am
Signed, thanks!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 1:20 am
The stress must be almost unbearable.

 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 1:22 am
Why are they taking his few possessions away?

They must be afraid he'll do the job before they get the chance.

It would save the state money but rob them of the thrill?

I sign the petitiion again and again and again,.
 

Ben Oscarsito (335)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 2:26 am
Troy Davis’ life in board’s hands. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 19)
The condemned in Georgia always have a long and tortuous journey to the execution chamber. But the case of Troy Anthony Davis, whose execution is set for Wednesday, has been perhaps the most extraordinary and controversial legal odyssey in the state’s history.
It also has generated the most worldwide attention of any Georgia case. On Thursday, Davis’ supporters gave the state Board of Pardons and Paroles the names of 663,000 people asking Davis be spared execution. Advocates are using social media to rally support and organize protests around the world.

Davis’ case has taken one unexpected turn after another since he was sentenced to death 20 years ago for the murder of Savannah Police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail. On two occasions, the district attorney who put Davis on death row issued final statements believing nothing stood in the way of Davis’ execution, only to see the case reconsidered. On Monday, the parole board is scheduled to meet once again to determine whether Davis should live or die...
To be continued...
http://www.ajc.com/news/troy-davis-life-in-1183243.html
Please sign the CARE2 petition: "Stop the Execution of Troy Davis!"
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/372/325/451/
17,891 signatures - Goal: 20,000; -So, just let's do it!
16,7 million CARE2 members doing good...??? -Tell me about it!
...And the time is indeed running out...
 

Ben Oscarsito (335)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 2:36 am
Troy Davis's Execution Will Be a Judicial Lynching. (Alter Net)
Despite evidence that he's innocent, Troy Davis faces execution on September 21. With a culture that cheers Rick Perry's execution record, what chance does he have?
In the most recent Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Florida, when CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked, hypothetically, if a man who chose to carry no medical insurance, then was stricken with a grave illness, should be left to die, cheers of "Yeah!" filled the hall. When, in the prior debate, Governor Rick Perry was asked about his enthusiastic use of the death penalty in Texas, the crowd erupted into sustained applause and cheers. The reaction from the audience prompted debate moderator Brian Williams of NBC News to follow up with the question, "What do you make of that dynamic that just happened here, the mention of the execution of 234 people drew applause?"...
To be continued...
http://www.alternet.org/story/152421/troy_davis's_execution_will_be_a_judicial_lynching
Save troy Davis' Life!
https://www.change.org/petitions/chatham-county-district-attorney-request-that-troy-davis-death-warrant-be-withdrawn
http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=516510
http://colorofchange.org/campaign/save-troy-davis-life/
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 2:52 am
 
From Amnesty International:
 
Georgians Raise Voices For Troy Davis, Thousands Back Them Up
 
(September 17, 2011) About 3,500 people marched and prayed for Troy Davis in Atlanta last night.  Three busloads of supporters arrived from Davis’ hometown of Savannah along with other buses from Columbus and Rome, Georgia.
 
Ebenezer Baptist Church could not accommodate about half the supporters who arrived for the prayer service led by Rev. Raphael Warnock of Dr. King’s historic church.  So an impromptu rally took place outside the church, while death row exonerees, a murder victim family member, Georgia clergy and nationally prominent human rights leaders, such as our Executive Director Larry Cox and that of the NAACP, Benjamin Jealous spoke inside.  The march was an amazing sight to see – a sea of signs declaring “Too Much Doubt” and “Stop the Execution” held by a diversity of individuals and groups.
 
Bus riders from Savannah brought with them petitions with over 10,000 signatures from residents of their county appealing to the Board of Pardons and Paroles to stop the execution of Davis.  This brought the Georgia signature count to about 40,000 and the total count has exceeded 650,000.  Signatures were delivered to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles the day before.
 
As Georgians chanted, sang and marched for human rights through their capital city, thousands more gathered in solidarity across the country and around the world.  From Hong Kong to Hawaii, in both large cities and smaller towns, people organized events to raise their voice expressing that there is too much doubt in the Davis case and that the death penalty ought to be abolished.
 
Individuals continue to fax their respectful letters of support for clemency (404-651-8502) to the board and are doing all they can to make their concerns heard, including writing songs about this amazing case:
 
Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WZUhITejfI&feature=player_embedded
 
http://vimeo.com/29136580
 
 
 

. (0)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 3:18 am
Signed.
 

Alexandra Rodda (175)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 4:10 am
Signed.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 5:03 am
Signed. TY Carole.
& TY, Bengt, for more petitions to sign = done.
 

Cheree M. (47)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 6:55 am
Noted & Signed, TY
Thank you for signing "Chatham County District Attorney: Request that Troy Davis Death Warrant be Withdrawn"
 

Jason Green (228)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 6:57 am
You signed this petition on Sep 17, 2011.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 7:38 am
There's too much doubt to carry on the execution.

Cases like these show why death-penalty should be abolished.

Thanks for posting Carol!
 

Mirian Mendoza (0)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 8:04 am
May God bless this man and save him from this unfair punishment
 

Glen Venezio (44)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 9:15 am
thank you for posting this!
 

Marzia F. (38)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 12:49 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 2:31 pm

One more day before the hearing . . . Let's hope our messages are found to be meaningful.

 

mohamed ibrahim allam (0)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 2:50 pm
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 3:16 pm
already signed, forwarded to new friends. Thanks Nancy
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 4:29 pm
Noted & Signed!
 

Alison A. (234)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 6:25 pm
Ah, I knew I had seen you post something on this subject Carole, which is why I thanked you on Elizabeth's topic... at least I know I am not going mad. Although this is the one which is very uninformative, I had no idea what it was all about.

Signed many petitions for Troy tonight, noted with thanks.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 7:13 pm

Bless your heart, dear (organized) Jelica!

 

Mary T. (186)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 7:50 pm
Thanks for posting all these petitions about this I have already signed and shared most of them, I had missed a few, All signed now. I hope our voices are heard.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 8:15 pm
we have only hours left to call on Board of Paroles before they meet tomorrow, and 3 days to Contact Governor Deal: "If you do wish to write us, feel free to do so. Governor Deal values your opinions and suggestions." (quoted form The Official Portal for the State of Georgia).
 

Jelica R. (157)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 9:17 pm
This is from Troy's sister:

Dear Jelica,

I have a lifetime’s worth of reasons for wanting to save my brother Troy.

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 14, Troy left high school, signed up for night classes and started working so that he could take me to physical therapy and help my mother out financially.

It was my brother’s help and reassurance through my long struggle that led me to get out of my wheelchair. He is my hero.

But as you know, the state of Georgia has set an execution date for Troy on September 21st, based on supposed evidence against him that does not exist.

But we believe that with God’s help, we will prevail.

Will you help us to continue to fight to save his life? I need you to reach out to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole one last time. Click on the link to watch at the video message I recorded for the NAACP, and follow the instructions to send your letter.

Last Thursday, Troy called to tell me he had just heard about the 660,000 petitions delivered to the Board of Pardons and Parole in his name. He was deeply moved. He told me he knew that had supporters around the world, but that he had no idea that the support was that widespread.

My family is so very appreciative of the support from NAACPers like you, but the fight is not over. We cannot let up now.

Twenty years ago, Troy’s conviction was based entirely on circumstantial evidence and witness testimony. In the past two decades, seven of the nine witnesses in his case have recanted their testimony or changed their stories.

There was never a shred of physical evidence or DNA connecting Troy to the crime. No murder weapon has ever been found. In fact, one of the jurors recently stated that if she knew then what she knows now about the case, she would never have sentenced Troy to death.

Jelica, I know that my love for my brother is not reason enough to take him off death row. It is not reason enough to stay his execution order.

But there is simply no evidence to suggest that Troy committed the crime. That’s why I am asking for help from NAACP members. You have come through for us before, and we need your help now more than ever.

This Monday, September 19th, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles will meet to decide Troy’s fate. It is Troy’s last chance.

Please watch my video message to the NAACP, then tell the Board to stay Troy’s execution order and grant him clemency, because there is simply too much doubt:

http://action.naacp.org/KimberlyDavis

Hundreds of thousands of people have already spoken out in the name of justice for Troy. On behalf of my family, I’m asking you to please add your voice today, and help us save my brother's life.

Thank you,

Kimberly Davis
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday September 19, 2011, 9:53 am
 
 
PLEASE KEEP PUSHING FOR MORE SIGNATURES!
 
I received the following message today from Kimberly Davis:
 
"Thanks in part to your amazing mobilization and effort, 650,000 signatures were delivered to the Georgia Board of Pardons & Parole, asking them to grant clemency for my brother, Troy Davis, who is slated to be executed by the state of Georgia this Wednesday despite evidence of innocence.
 
I hope you will help once more, this time with a letter to the District Attorney, who could also intervene in Troy's case:
 
Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm can petition the judge to vacate the death warrant against Troy. Please ask him to do so by signing here:
 
http://www.change.org/petitions/chatham-county-district-attorney-request-that-troy-davis-death-warrant-be-withdrawn
 
My family thanks you so much for your support!
 
In solidarity with the cause of justice everywhere,
 
Kimberly Davis"
 
 
 

Maryanne C. (111)
Monday September 19, 2011, 10:42 am
noted and signed,thank you
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday September 19, 2011, 6:26 pm

Board eyeing Troy Davis clemency request breaks for night
 
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is continuing the review that started this morning of the clemency requests on behalf of Troy Davis, 42, a convicted murderer sentenced to die on Wednesday. A jury found Davis guilty in 1991 of the 1989 murder of Mark MacPhail, a Savannah, Ga., police officer. People around the world who have rallied around Davis, from Jimmy Carter to Pope Benedict XVI to NAACP president Benjamin Jealous, point out that 10 witnesses have signed affidavits recanting their testimony, saying they were coerced by police.
 
Update at 7:40 p.m. ET: The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles has made it official and announced in a statement released to the media that it will have no decision today regarding the clemency request on behalf of Troy Davis.
 
"The Board can grant clemency and commute the death sentence to life without parole, life with the possibility of parole or deny clemency, or issue a stay to further consider the case," the statement reads.
 
Update at 7:19 p.m. ET: The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles has officially broken up for the day in its review of clemency requests for condemned inmate Troy Davis, says Joi Ridley, an NAACP spokeswoman who is in Atlanta following the proceedings.
 
[Click here to read article in its entirety.]
 
 
 

Jelica R. (157)
Monday September 19, 2011, 7:56 pm
I don't see my comment from Sunday, so here it is again:

PETITIONS:

Amnesty USA: Oppose the Death Penalty for Troy Davis

Amnesty UK: Troy Davis: Especially when there’s doubt, don’t execute

NAACP: Help Stop Troy Davis' Execution Now

NAACP: Don't let them kill Troy Davis

NAACP: Help Stop Troy Davis' Execution

IA Center: Stop Sept 21 Execution of Troy Davis! Campaign

Campaign to Free Troy Davis: Free Troy

The PetitionSite: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis!

The PetitionSite: Troy Davis once Again Up for Execution

ACLU: Sign the Petition: Oppose the Death Penalty for Troy Davis

ColorOfChange: Save Troy Davis' life

InnocenceMatters: Free Troy Davis

Change.org: Appeals for Clemency and Reprieve from Execution for Troy Anthony Davis

Change.org: Georgia must re-try Troy Davis USA citizens only

Change.org: Innocent until proven guilty USA citizens only

Death Penalty Focus: Oppose the Death Penalty for Troy Davis

Amnesty CA: Troy Davis: Facing imminent execution in Georgia despite serious doubts in his case

Change.org: State of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles: Grant clemency to my brother, Troy Davis

NAACP: Sign the petition to District Attorney Larry Chisolm

NAACP: Help Save Troy Davis

Innocence Project: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Faithful America: Too Much Doubt: Save Troy Davis's Life

Death Penalty Focus: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Death Penalty Focus: Innocence Matters: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

ForceChange: Innocent Man Scheduled to be Executed in Less than One Week

Change.org: Chatham County District Attorney: Request that Troy Davis Death Warrant be Withdrawn

Amnesty UK: Don't execute Troy Davis

UPDATES:

NCADP: Devoted to Abolishing Capital Punishment

Facebook page: WE ARE Troy Davis: Stop the Execution

Keep pushing, we still can do it!
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday September 19, 2011, 8:00 pm

That's really strange. I remember responding to it:

"Sunday September 18, 2011, 7:13 pm

Bless your heart, dear (organized) Jelica!"

(But I did read something in Feedback and Suggestions about comments with links "disappearing" because of an overly-sensitive spam filter.)

Thanks for posting again, my friend.

 

Jelica R. (157)
Monday September 19, 2011, 8:44 pm
That's why I was sure I posted links. Hope this one stays for few more days.

Some of my non-offending, politically correct comments have disappeared before.
 

Robert S. (115)
Monday September 19, 2011, 9:25 pm
7 of 9 recanted
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:28 am
Dearest Just, I have signed as much as I can find. Noted and spread about as many places I can think of. Too much hurt and killing in this world. I hope for a possitive constructive outcome. Keep up the good works. Thank you everyone for all your links. Followed them and rest in the understanding all your links have been looked into.

Eco
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:27 am
 
Received the following from Equal Justice USA:
 
This morning the Georgia parole board announced that it plans to go forward with tomorrow’s scheduled execution of Troy Davis.
 
This is outrageous. Shocking. And sad.
 
Around the world, today is officially a “Day of Protest.” There will be a major demonstration in Atlanta tonight at 7pm.  You can organize or attend a protest in your local area as well. Check in with our friends at Amnesty International for more information.
 
This week has already shown how, when justice is this severely threatened, we can come together. Over 800,000 people have signed petitions saying there is too much doubt to execute. More than three thousand faith leaders signed a letter saying the same. Thousands of ordinary citizens have already taken to the streets to protest.
 
Calls for Davis to be spared execution have been made by former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI, former FBI Director William Sessions, former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Norman Fletcher and former Deputy U.S. Attorney General, Larry Thompson.
 
We have one more day to stop this execution from happening. We can’t go quiet now.
 
Tell the parole board that allowing a man to be sent to death under a cloud of doubt is unconscionable.
 
 

Robert S. (115)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:30 am
Thank you for taking action. Your email to the Georgia State Board of Pardones & Paroles has been sent.
 

Joanna D. (228)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:51 am
I'm sorry I can't read all comments and I don't know if it has been already posted - I just got it to my email box:

Just a few minutes ago, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles issued its denial of clemency for Troy Davis. As disappointing as this is, the famous Joe Hill quote from before he was executed comes to mind: "Don't waste any time in mourning. Organize...!" NCADP's statement is here and below.

But first, Troy Davis is not dead yet!

Right now, please immediately act and urge the parole board to reconsider their decision. Please politely e-mail the board members at or fax their office at (404) 651-8502.

Then, click here to join us in calling on the Board to reconsider its decision, and on the Chatham County (Savannah) District Attorney Larry Chisolm to do the right thing. They have until the final moments before Troy's scheduled execution to put the brakes on this runaway justice system.

Then, join a local demonstration, or initiate one yourself. Today is a Day of Protest to express our outrage at the recent decision to deny Troy Davis clemency. And on Wednesday (Sept. 21), we're calling for a Day of Vigil on Troy's impending execution date.

If you are able to organize locally for either of these events, please click to tell our partners at Amnesty International USA about your plans.

If you can't make it to a local demonstration, please help NCADP continue this important work to end the death penalty once and for all.

Everyone is encouraged to wear a black armband, with "not in my name!" written on it.

In Atlanta, there will be a protest rally at the state capitol tonight at 7pm EDT (Washington Street side).

In Washington, DC, we'll be back at Tivoli Square (Columbia Heights Metro stop) tonight at 6pm EDT.

Everywhere else: protests are encouraged. Check with your state coalition to see what plans they have.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 9/21) will be a "Day of Vigil." Wear your black armband, with "not in my name!" written on it. We'll post further info later tonight or in the morning. For now we know that there will be a vigil in Jackson across from the prison at Towaliga County Line Baptist Church and a vigil in Atlanta on the capitol steps. Everywhere else: vigils are encouraged. Check with your state coalition to see what plans they have.

Again, while we are focused today on saving the life of a man accused of murder where there remains so much doubt about his guilt, we remember Officer Mark MacPhail and urge you to keep his family and the families of all victims in your thoughts and prayers. We know this must be very difficult for them....

Also, for those of us with children, talking about this situation becomes more difficult. NCADP's Michael Stone blogged about doing so and shares a recent article, here.

Please know that NCADP is invested in this case because its the right thing to do, and also because so many of the aspects of this case speak to the same issues that are present in so many other cases which are not nearly as high-profile. Troy Davis is already a household name, and because our our collective action, over the next few days, many more people will learn of the systemic failures of the death penalty, and join our movement.

There is so much to do, and we want to do more. Thank you for taking action, and if you are able, please also take a moment to support NCADP so that we can continue this important work, now, and in the future. Please remember that through the end of September, all new donors to NCADP will have their tax-deductible contribution doubled by a special matching grant from Atlantic Philanthropies. Click here to donate today. Thank you.

Finally, it must be said that Troy Davis is not the only person scheduled to be executed in the coming weeks and months. Of particular note is tonight's execution in Texas of Cleve Foster. NCADP lists every upcoming execution on the top right side of its web page, and you can click on each name to learn more and take action via our State Affiliate where the execution is scheduled.

Thank you.
 

Joanna D. (228)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:53 am
ASAP:

Right now, please immediately act and urge the parole board to reconsider their decision. Please politely e-mail the board members at or fax their office at (404) 651-8502.


PLEASE FORWARD !!!!
 

Joanna D. (228)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:56 am
Dear Carole please submit a new news story since the one is not on the first page anymore .
THANK YOU!!!
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:00 am
 
Naoko has submitted a news story with the most current Amnesty International action:
 
TAKE ACTION NOW - Stop the September 21st Execution of Troy Davis !!
 
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE . . . PLEASE SIGN AND CIRCULATE!!
 
 
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:31 pm
Petitions, Sep 20:

Amnesty USA: Keep fighting for Troy.
Join us in calling on the Board to reconsider its decision, and on the Chatham County (Savannah) District Attorney Larry Chisolm to do the right thing. They have until the final moments before Troy's scheduled execution to put the brakes on this runaway justice system.

NAACP: Tell District Attorney Larry Chisolm that he has to intercede.
Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm is the man who requested the death warrant against Troy Davis. He's the glue that holds the case together and, even after today's news, he remains in a unique position to petition the judge to withdraw the death warrant against Troy. It's a long shot, but it's Troy's best hope.

Amnesty UK: Don't execute Troy Davis.
There is an alternative to execution. There remains simply too much doubt to execute Troy Davis.

Death Penalty Focus: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis.
Please take a moment to send a letter to the Georgia parole board and District Attorney Larry Chisolm and ask them to reconsider their decision.

Death Penalty: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis.
Time is running out. There are only 24 hours left to stop the execution and we must act now. Please urge them to reconsider.

The Innocence Project: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis.
We were extremely disappointed to learn this morning that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles had denied Davis’ clemency request. But the Chatham County District Attorney has the power to stop the execution, and we’re urging him to do so.

Equal Justice USA: Stop the execution of Troy Davis
We have one more day to remind Georgia authorities that execution in the face of doubt is unconscionable.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:34 pm
The Georgia Board of Paroles : (404) 656-5651 (phone), (404) 651-8502 (fax).
Governor Deal; phone: (404) 656-1776, fax: (404) 657-7332.
Chatham County's District Attorney's office: phone 912-652-7308, Fax: 912-652-7328

Updates:

Facebook page: WE ARE Troy Davis: Stop the Execution
Actions, rallies, news... excellent resource!

NCADP: Devoted to Abolishing Capital Punishment.
NCADP lists every upcoming execution on the top right side of its web page, and you can click on each name to learn more and take action via their State Affiliate where the execution is scheduled.

Articles:

Georgia Senator Joins SCHR to Urge Execution Staff to Strike & Refuse to Kill Troy Davis
Date of Publication: 09/20/2011
Atlanta – Today, the day before Troy Anthony Davis is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection, Georgia Senate Democratic Whip Vincent Fort and Southern Center for Human Rights Executive Director Sara Totonchi have issued a joint statement calling upon the individuals charged with carrying out the execution to refuse to participate in the killing of a possibly innocent man.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:09 am
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Remember:

- 0 physical evidence
- 0 murder weapon found
- 7 out of 9 witnesses recanted their testimonies
- witnesses have named another man as suspect


There are so many additional doubts around Troy's case. Executing him would be a horrendous and irreversable act of injustice.

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Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 2:06 pm
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Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:13 pm
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EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 1:09 am
HUMANS MURDERING ANIMALS. HUMANS MURDERING HUMANS. HUMANS KILLING THE ENVIRONMENTS. HUMANS MURDERING TROY BECAUSE they said he murdered a man.

Those who killed troy and all those involved, are now murderers!!

In England, I learnt when I was in school as a child that the last person who was killed by the governement was innocent.

A man who was a proven criminal in history, was given a job as one of the head of security.

The government cry for justice, but what is justice and BY whose standards are we all judged to such a severe degree as to cause death on an individuals life?

Those who killed Troy, are murderers. I wonder what they will say in many many many years to come...even perhaps after our time on earth... will they say the same thing about that poor UK prisoner who was killed by the UK governement...ooopps sorry we hung the wrong man.

The governments say they listen to the people. I think the worlds governments have selective hearing. All those people petitioning, campaigning, who listened?

RIP Troy, and all those who lost their lives due to man most unkind and most unjust to the extreme of stealing your life. They say 'it is wrong to steal,' but we are sorry that they stole your life. RIP and may your family and friends find peace some day.

 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:45 pm

Democracy Now! Special Report from Troy Davis Execution: Did Georgia Kill an Innocent Man?
 
Troy Anthony Davis was killed by lethal injection by the state of Georgia at 11:08 p.m. EDT last night, despite widespread doubts about his guilt. The execution occurred shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop the execution. Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to continuously broadcast live from the prison grounds last night, where hundreds of supporters Troy Davis held an all-day vigil in Jackson, Georgia. Today we hear the voices of Troy Davis’s sister Martina Correia, hip-hop artist Big Boi, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, Ed DuBose of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, two members of the Troy Davis legal team, and more. We also hear from journalist Jon Lewis, a witness to the execution.
 
Watch/Listen/Read
 
PLEASE . . .
 
Watch the video -- digest and assume the pain of his family -- AND VOW TO NEVER LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN!
 
"We ARE Troy Davis!"
 
 
 

Jelica R. (157)
Friday September 23, 2011, 3:49 pm
Call for a Moratorium on the Death Penalty in Georgia »

It’s Time To Put The Death Penalty To Death »

Abolish the Death Penalty NOW! »

And Justice For All – Or Only Those Who Can Afford It? »

Hunger Strike In State Prison Finally Calling Attention To Horrible Conditions »

Reform Our Flawed and Discriminatory Prison System »
 

Jelica R. (157)
Friday September 23, 2011, 4:00 pm
Going forward after the gruesome execution of Troy Davis

The state of Georgia murdered Troy Davis last night. People all over the country and the world mobilized to stop this legal lynching. There was no doubt that Troy Davis’ execution was the result of racist police forces coercing and intimidating witnesses. Police and prosecutorial abuse was widespread and recognized everywhere.

Demonstrators gathered outside the White House at a rally to save Troy Davis' life just hours before his scheduled execution. Similar actions took place across the country and around the world.
Based on an urgent appeal issued by the ANSWER Coalition at 11am Eastern Time yesterday, people sent more than 13,000 letters in the first seven hours to the Obama administration demanding that it initiate a federal civil rights investigation into the Troy Davis case and seek a stay of his execution.

That was a straight forward and simple method for the president to intervene and prevent a gruesome and irreversible miscarriage of justice. He had the power to do it.

-- Obama refuses to act

At 6:30pm last night, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney released a statement to the media announcing that President Obama would not intervene. And why not? Carney explained that “it would not be appropriate for the president of the United States to weigh in on specific cases like this one, which is a state prosecution,” according to the Boston Globe.

The president does not feel constrained from speaking out about executions in Iran and other sovereign countries. In fact, the White House regularly poses as the “human rights” champion of “specific cases” in other countries. Why must the White House remain mute when it comes to an obvious Jim Crow-type miscarriage of justice within the boundaries of the United States?

The New York Times lead editorial yesterday was entitled “A Grievous Wrong” and called the planned execution of Troy Davis “a tragic miscarriage of justice.” The Pope, Bishop Desmond Tutu and even former FBI Director William Sessions were among the 1 million people who demanded that the execution not go forward.

But President Obama and the Holder Justice Department turned their backs and consciously let Mr. Davis be murdered.

President Obama's political strategy as he heads into the next election cycle is to endlessly placate rather than confront the political base of the Republican Party. He knows Troy Davis' execution was a racist murder. But he and his advisors didn't want to spend one penny of political capital. In essence, his strategy from the day he took office has been to embrace the institutions, programs and policies that had been previously identified with the hated Bush administration.

-- Moving steadily to the right

During the budget deficit debate in July, President Obama surprised even the Republicans by going beyond their anti-people proposals and calling for deep cuts in Social Security and Medicare.

When he finally came to a closed-room budget deal with Republican House leader John Boehner in March, he privately gave the Tea Party an extra bonus by depriving low-income women in Washington, D.C., of the full range of health care services.

“'John, I'll give you D.C. abortion', Obama reportedly told House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) before reaching a deal, effectively trading away the city’s right to fund abortions for low­-income women,” the Washington Post reported on April 16.

As we head into the next election cycle, many in the progressive movement and in the unions are starting to fuel up the efforts to re-elect the Democrats so “we won’t face a right-wing Republican government.” They will continue to let the White House off the hook. Numerous liberal organizations played a central role in bringing the case of Troy Davis to national and international attention. Those efforts should be saluted. It is important to note, however, that only a few groups, with ANSWER among them, demanded that the White House take action to prevent the execution.

This political syndrome needs to end. Civil rights, union rights, women’s rights are being crushed by an assault from the capitalist political system.

These rights were not a gift from Democratic politicians. They were the result of fierce, militant struggles. The leaders of those movements were self-sacrificing and determined. They didn't function as an appendage to the Republican or Democratic Party leaderships.

-- Troy Davis and the tradition of struggle

Whining and hand wringing about the awful Tea Party and the refusal of the Democrats to stand up to them is just a big dead end. What is needed is a new, powerful grassroots movement for justice.

Troy Davis was not only a victim; he was a leader. He demonstrated courage in the face of his executioners. His spirit will be formative in the creation of a new people's movement that is coming into existence. In fact, millions of people took action together in a massive but unsuccessful effort to prevent his legal lynching. This is the important legacy that Troy Davis has given us. The movement to save Troy Davis needs to grow in support of all those who are the victims of racism and injustice.

A new generation of leaders will take the helm. Rather than function as a tail to the Democratic Party, they will be guided by the famous words of Frederick Douglass:

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

We have volunteer meetings around the country. If you have been part of this struggle, please join us in working to fight racist injustice. Call any of the ANSWER Coalition offices listed below.


A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition; Sep 22, 3:30 PM
http://www.AnswerCoalition.org/

National Office in Washington DC: 202-265-1948
Boston: 857-334-5084 | New York City: 212-694-8720 | Chicago: 773-463-0311
San Francisco: 415-821-6545| Los Angeles: 213-251-1025 | Albuquerque: 505-268-2488
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 30, 2011, 11:09 am
 
I just received notice of this article and wanted to share it:
 
Christians and Troy Davis
 
By Erin Harper
 
"Troy Davis will be buried Saturday in Savannah, Ga.
 
We all know the “justice” system is flawed and that many factors contributed to the final outcome of his case. But, I beg that as folks point the finger regarding who is at fault that we remember the many innocent death row inmates whose cases were not covered by the media.
 
I also ask that we, challenge ourselves to do more in our communities on behalf of innocent death row inmates and/or the child in your community who could become tomorrow’s Troy Davis.
 
In my opinion, many of us who call ourselves Christians could probably stand to evaluate how active we are in preventing the outcomes we criticize most. I think we often focus more on individual “salvation” and “the power of prayer” than the true mission of the church, which is rooted in service and love.
 
Far too often, after reciting Romans 10:9 and doing the Dougiein the Baptismal pool, we think our mission is accomplished. However, when the time comes to participate in an outreach ministry, sponsor a voter registration drive, or buy a kid some school supplies, many of us aren’t anywhere to be found.
 
I know it sounds very Kumbaya-esque (I hope Kumbaya-esque isn’t your kid’s name), but the secret to strengthening our communities and improving the outcomes of men and women like Davis really isn’t a secret, and it definitely isn’t anything new. Just ask Paul, whose message in his letter to the Ephesians remains relevant today. In order for us to improve the human condition, we must be seek to live purposeful lives so we can be maximally effective when working together to strengthen the community.
 
Are you THAT man or woman who goes to church every Sunday with a life-sized cross around your neck and an “I Love Jesus More than You Do or EVER Will T-Shirt,” and also the first church member to fly over the communion table to stab your pastor because she asked you to skip Whiskey Wednesdays at the juke joint to help support a voter registration drive? If so, then I’m talking to you, and you should probably know that there’s a VIP hell voucher with your name on it. I kid. Well...
 
Maybe we should try living as a giving, loving people who show others, especially children, that we don’t always GET something just because we give; or that we should love even when we’re hated. Wild, I know!
 
If we spend each day consumed with nonsense, while failing to roll up our literal or figurative sleeves in the community, then we must not forget to mention our purposeless, “Christian” selves in the midst of the next reactionary “I am Troy Davis” brouhaha.
 
If you were one of the people upset about the outcome of the trial, don’t forget how you felt at 11:08 pm on September 21 when Troy Davis was executed.
 
Let that feeling ignite your action.
 
Here is one way to become involved: The Innocence Project--Things Anyone Can Do To Help Exonerate Innocent People and Prevent Wrongful Convictions"
 
 
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 30, 2011, 2:46 pm
 
Tomorrow, we celebrate the life of Troy Davis.
 
Thousands of his supporters and loved ones will gather at Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia, to honor the spirit and legacy of a man who has galvanized a global movement for justice.
 
We would like you to join us, too.
 
To accommodate the worldwide demand to mark this moment together, as a global community, Troy's family has generously allowed his funeral to be broadcast live on www.NAACP.org.
 
Beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow, you will be able to share the experience with the Davis family and Troy's supporters and loved ones around the world.
 
Troy Davis: A Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Watch the service live at www.NAACP.org
 
Even in the face of death Troy understood how his story could change this country forever. In the days and weeks ahead, we will work to ensure that Troy's mission is carried out, and the brutal practice of the death penalty is abolished in this country once and for all.
 
Troy's story has touched each of our lives. Please join us tomorrow as we stand alongside his family in this time of reflection and remembrance.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
Benjamin Todd Jealous President and CEO NAACP
 
 

Just Carole (338)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 12:04 pm

So very glad I took the time to watch this funeral.

I realized that I have never understood funerals (finding them to be morbid), but this is the first time I witnessed a funeral as a celebration . . . and watching the joy and faith of these family members, activists, and friends, it renewed my commitment to seeing that Troy's life was not in vain and that the death penalty is abolished.

I hope others shared that renewal.

 

Suheyla C. (229)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:58 am
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