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BREAKING NEWS: Parole Board Denies Clemency for Troy Davis (UPDATE II)
NCADP Urgent Action Alert
As disappointing as this is, the famous Joe Hill quote from before he was executed comes to mind: "Don't waste any time in mourning. Organize...!"
Troy Davis is not dead yet!
Right now, please immediately act and urge the parole board to reconsider their decision. Please politely e-mail (Clemency_Information@pap.state.ga.us) the board members at or fax their office at (404) 651-8502.
[J]oin us in calling on the Board to reconsider its decision, and on the Chatham County (Savannah) District Attorney Larry Chisolm to do the right thing. They have until the final moments before Troy's scheduled execution to put the brakes on this runaway justice system.
Then, join a local demonstration, or initiate one yourself. Today is a Day of Protest to express our outrage at the recent decision to deny Troy Davis clemency. And on Wednesday (Sept. 21), we're calling for a Day of Vigil on Troy's impending execution date.
Mistermix from Balloon Juice has an excellent primer on sending free faxes.
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles
(l-r) Vice Chairman Albert Murray, Member Robert E. Keller, Member L. Gale Buckner, Chairman James E. Donald and Member Terry Barnard
(Photo: State Board of Pardons and Paroles site)
Parole board denies clemency for Troy Davis
By Bill Rankin
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The state Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis after hearing pleas for mercy from Davis' family and calls for his execution by surviving relatives of a murdered Savannah police officer.
"I am utterly shocked and disappointed at the failure of our justice system at all levels to correct a miscarriage of justice," Brian Kammer, one of Davis' attorneys, said Tuesday after the decision was announced.
Davis' case has already taken more unexpected turns than just about any death-penalty case in Georgia history and his innocence claims have attracted international attention. Its resolution was postponed once again when the parole board late Monday announced it would not be making an immediate decision as to whether Davis should live or die.
Davis, 42, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. He was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah Police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail.