erzulie eardrum (erzulie_eardrum) wrote in amnestyint,
erzulie eardrum

Urgent Action

Urge Gov. Perdue to Support Clemency for Troy Davis

Troy Davis faces execution for the murder of Police Officer Mark MacPhail in Georgia, despite a strong claim of innocence. 7 out of 9 witnesses have recanted or contradicted their testimony, no murder weapon was found and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime. The Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles has voted to deny clemency, yet Governor Perdue can still exercise leadership to ensure that his death sentence is commuted. Please urge him to demonstrate respect for fairness and justice by supporting clemency for Troy Davis.

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try to prevent this from happening:

*Testimonials from Ray Krone (sentenced to death in the U.S. for a crime he didn't commit) and Mpagi Edward Edmary (sentenced to death in Uganda for a crime that never happened)

*Death Penalty Mistake (about Leonel Herrera, executed in Texas in 1993)

*Insanity on Death Row - CBS 60 Minutes (about Gregory Thompson, a mentally ill prisoner facing execution in Tennessee)

I think this country would be much better off if we did not have capital punishment... I really think it's a very unfortunate part of our judicial system and I would feel much, much better if more states would really consider whether they think the benefits outweigh the very serious potential injustice, because in these cases the emotions are very, very high on both sides and to have stakes as high as you do in these cases, there is a special potential for error.
US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens(1)

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