The Supreme Court rejected an 11th hour request for stay. Troy Davis was executed last night for the murder of an off duty police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis supporters staged vigils in the U.S and in Europe. Loyal supporters held signs that read ” I am Troy Davis” and wore T-shirts with Troy Davis face and a caption that read “I am Troy Davis.”
Dozen of protesters outside the White House called on President Obama to step in, and about 12 protesters were arrested for disobeying police orders. Press secretary Jay Caney issued a statement in reference to why the president didn’t get involve “it was not appropriate for him to weigh in on specific cases like this one, which is state prosecution.”
Troy Davis last words “I am sorry for your loss, I am innocent” he said” For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on your soul, may God bless your soul.”
Troy Davis was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection tonight at 7 pm. The execution was delayed at the eleventh hour, however the execution can still go through tonight. The appeal is challenging ballistics linking Troy Davis to the 1989 murder of off duty police officer Mark MacPhail. As reported earlier a million people signed a petition on Davis behalf. Crowds of loyal supporters are outside of the Jackson Prison and outside on the doorsteps of the Supreme Court chanting “THEY SAY DEATH ROW, WE SAY HELL NO”.
The fight for what’s right still continues.
Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia off duty police officer in 1989. Georgia parole board has denied clemency to Troy Davis, and has scheduled his execution death by lethal injection today at 7 pm. Davis has always maintained his innocence. There have been close to a million supporters of human rights and justice along with 650,000 signatures from petitioners calling on Georgia State to free Davis. Innocent blood should not be shed.
Witnesses testimonies have weighed heavily on this case, not physical evidence. What happened to the Georgia Board’s vow, to not permit an execution unless there is “no doubt” against guilt? There is nothing but doubt in this case. Seven of the nine witnesses have retracted or contradicted their testimonies, stating they were pressured by police. Two jurors from his first trial has come forth and said they have doubts, and the murder weapon has never been recovered. Former FBI director William Sessions called for Davis sentence to be commuted to life in prison. With all the facts and lack of physical evidence how can Georgia’s Board deny clemency?
Where is the Justice?
Please continue to email and call the Board of Pardons at 4046565651 demand that they hear our voice and stop the execution.