Amnesty Int’l: Georgia may execute innocent man
Take a moment to consider the case of Troy Davis, a black man on death row in Georgia. He was convicted of the murder of a police officer solely on the testimony of nine witnesses. No weapon. No physical evidence.
And now, seven of the nine witnesses have recanted or contradicted their testimony. Many have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police. One of the remaining two is the alternate suspect, and new evidence implicates him as the gunman.
But the Georgia Supreme Court has rejected Mr. Davis’ request for a re-trial, 4-3.
Amnesty International is a credible source. They have provided links that allow you to act on Mr. Davis’ behalf.
Jesus read from Isaiah as he announced the beginning of his work:
God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!”
It is no secret that black men in America often receive more severe sentences than whites convicted of the same crime. In this case, with the evidence evaporating but plans to execute advancing, I’m acting. Click the link called “take action today” to learn more.
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