Now that the Supreme Court has refused to hear Troy Davis’s case, all we can do is hope that a public outcry against his October 27 execution will hit a nerve with Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles, which can commute his sentence to life in prison.
Amnesty International is organizing a global day of action for Troy Davis today. A rally on Georgia’s state capitol steps (206 Washington St. SW) will include speakers Larry Cox of Amnesty and Steve Hawkins of the NAACP, and will be MC’d by Lorraine Jacques White, radio host on WAOK. Call (404) 876-5661 x13 for more information.
A second rally will be held in front of Penn Station (33rd St. at Eighth Ave.) in New York City from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please join Amnesty and the ACLU in calling for justice for Troy Davis. Troy is almost certainly innocent. Make your voice heard that you won’t stand for the execution of a man when serious doubt about his guilt remains.
The first 20 people to show for the New York rally will receive a free “I Am Troy Davis” T-shirt, so get there early, and bring a friend (or 10)!
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post stated that Al Sharpton would be speaking at the Atlanta rally. Sharpton will no longer be speaking at that event.