Troy Davis Video and Update

Amnesty International teamed up with rock band State Radio to create a music video based on the case of Troy Davis. Check it out:

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Troy Davis had a hearing before the 11th Circuit in December; we're now awaiting a decision on whether the court will grant an evidentiary hearing under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA). That hearing would then determine whether he gets a new trial in which he could bring his innocence claims.

If he isn't granted a new hearing under AEDPA, there is a possibility that the State of Georgia could still proceed with execution. So it's crucial that you head over to Amnesty's petition to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, and ask him to influence the state's board of parole and pardons to grant clemency to Troy Davis. (In Georgia, the governor doesn't have the power to pardon himself, but Perdue appointed many of the officials sitting on the board, and can suggest to the board that the sentence be commuted.)

And keep in mind, these petitions work! Sue Gunawardena-Vaughn, Director of Amnesty’s Death Penalty Abolition Campaign, says: "The volume of demonstrations/petitions has been crucial in raising the profile of this case with both the media and with public officials. If there hadn't been public outrage over this case, Troy would probably have been executed when the very first execution date was set back in July 2007."

So act now to save Troy Davis's life. There is still work to be done.

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Justice4ALL

Please help the hard working women of Lafayette College. Six women have come forth to stop sexual harassment at the college. The pervert responsible for sexually harassing these women was sentenced to 18 months probation in a plea bargain. How could such a plea bargain be available this scares me. The man accused of the harassment is basically walking away untouched. He got his rocks off for years at these women’s expense. This man was put in a position to protect the college, its employees, and its students. Below are the local newspapers links to the articles. Please help these women return to there jobs. These women were scared to come forth because the man responsible carried a gun and must have had some kind of connection with college considering he worked there for 20 years. Lafayette is trying to sweep this under the rug and its working. I hope the ACLU can help these women and make it known that these type of actions will not just be swept under the table.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b4_3lafayette.6769281feb04,0,2728419...

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2009/02/sixth_woman_fil...

Samdra

feel like I'm being stalked to death in Canada by cia? Germans?

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