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Troy Davis updates: Davis addresses supporters, Georgia lawmakers call for prison strike, protesting preacher arrested

Troy Davis

Troy Davis

Some updates regarding Troy Davis’s scheduled execution tomorrow—first though, please demand the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles reconsider denying Davis’s clemency and Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm withdraw the death warrant.

Davis addresses supporters

From Amnesty USA’s Facebook page:

“The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I’m in good spirits and I’m prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I’ve taken my last breath.” – Troy Davis

Georgia lawmakers call for prison strike to block execution

From WXIA11 Atlanta:

Georgia state senator Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) released a more detailed statement calling for a strike and sick-out by staff members at the prison where the execution is scheduled to take place.

“I am calling for a general strike or sick-out by all but a skeleton staff of the Georgia Diagnostic Prison on September 21st, 2011. I say to the prison staff: If you work on that day, you will enable the prison to carry out the execution of a possibly innocent man,” Fort said in his statement. “I specifically call on Georgia Diagnostic Prison Warden Carl Humphrey to refuse to carry out the execution of Troy Davis, because he may be innocent. Warden Humphrey, remember your humanity. You have the power to stop this immoral execution. Use it!”

And from The Raw Story:

A spokesperson for Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), an icon of the Civil Rights movement, said the congressman would also be supportive of the action.

Preacher protesting Davis’ scheduled execution is arrested

From The Los Angeles Times:

Soon after the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles announced Tuesday that it was denying clemency to Troy Davis, the man convicted of killing a Savannah police officer, the Rev. Marvin Morgan, 63, showed up outside the board offices in downtown Atlanta and chained himself to the flagpole where the Stars and Stripes fluttered above…

“If the state of Georgia can intentionally kill a person in a case surrounded with this much doubt, then we’re all subject to the same fate,” he said. The long, looped chains, secured with a Master lock, were, he said, “saying that when one person’s in bondage, we’re all in bondage.”

“I am not insane,” he added. “I believe this act indicates my sanity more than anything else.”

Photo: Courtesy Georgia Department of Corrections

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  1. Jazmin Avelares says

    I am from New York who signed your petition and Iam praying for a miracle, have faith and God will prevail!

  2. James Phoenix says

    Regardless what happens tomorrow, I will forever remember you Troy.

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