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.
Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row – even though the case against him has completely fallen apart. » Learn more about Troy Davis
- Take action online – Call on Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm to reopen the case
- Ask for media access to Troy Davis (NAACP action)
- Spread the word: Text “TROY” to 90999 on your cell phone
HANDPRINT PETITION FOR TROY DAVIS
Each step of the way, authorities have continued to try to wash their hands of their responsibility to ensure that justice is achieved and an innocent man is not executed. No more! Please help us create one segment of a very long, visually striking, cloth petition to Georgia authorities. We will attach them all together. New deadline for completing the petition: October 3! » Help us create a massive petition for justice!
LATEST NEWS ON TROY DAVIS
The Supreme Court has postponed its decision on Davis’ original habeas petition until late September. Troy is asking for an evidentiary hearing in federal district court. » More information
- Download and print the petition
- Urge clergy and religious leaders to sign on to this letter
- Order an “I am Troy Davis” t-shirt
- Listen to Troy tell his story
- Join the discussion on our blog
- Hear from Troy’s sister
- Visit Troy Davis’ website
- Send a solidarity message to Troy on his E-Book through AI-France
The U.S. Supreme Court Delays Decision:
June 29, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court delayed a decision on whether to grant Troy Davis an appeal until after it returns from recess in September.