Since we have been posting on the failures of Eyewitness Identification and how it can lead to wrongful convictions, this posting is an urgent cry for help. Mr. Davis was convicted of the murder of an off-duty police officer: eyewitnesses have recanted and and no physical evidence links him to the crime. His execution is currently scheduled for September 23, 2008. The ACLU has organized an effort to try to commute his death sentence. Read the below information and act fast.
Subject: Subject: Help save a life!
A man who is almost certainly innocent needs your help, and fast.
On Friday, the Georgia Department of Pardons and Paroles is going to meet and decide if he should be executed.
They will either take into account compelling evidence challenging his guilt, or they will choose to ignore that evidence and allow his sentence to stand. They have to power to stop this indefensible execution and we must implore them to make the right decision.
Troy Anthony Davis was convicted of the murder of off-duty Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail in 1991. No physical evidence links him to the crime, and he has steadfastly maintained his innocence. His conviction was based solely on the testimony of witnesses. There was no other evidence against him. Since his trial, seven people who had previously testified against Troy changed the story they had told in court.
Some witnesses say they were coerced by police. Others have even signed affidavits implicating one of the remaining two witnesses as the actual killer. But due to an increasingly restrictive appeals process, none of this new evidence has ever been heard in court.
Can you take 30 seconds and help save the life of a man who is almost certainly innocent? You can learn more and take action here: