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Troy Davis updates: What you can still do, vigils scheduled, NY Times calls sentence a ‘miscarriage of justice’

The New York Times called the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles refusal to commute Troy Davis's death sentence "a miscarriage of justice."

The New York Times called the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles refusal to commute Troy Davis's death sentence "a miscarriage of justice."

More updates regarding today’s scheduled execution of Troy Davis—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.

What you can do

Amnesty International has posted this article detailing what steps you can still take. Please do so immediately—Davis is scheduled for execution in just six hours.

Vigils scheduled

Amnesty International has this list of vigils schedule for tonight (to our knowledge, none are planned for Kentucky).

More signatures delivered

The Innocence Project just delivered another 11,530 signatures to Chatham County District Attorney Chisolm calling on him to stop Davis’s execution.

New York Times op-ed declares sentence failure to commute sentence ‘a miscarriage of justice’

From The New York Times‘s “A Grievous Wrong“:

Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for the 1989 killing of a police officer in Savannah, Ga. The Georgia pardon and parole board’s refusal to grant him clemency is appalling in light of developments after his conviction: reports about police misconduct, the recantation of testimony by a string of eyewitnesses and reports from other witnesses that another person had confessed to the crime…

More than 630,000 letters pleading for a stay of execution were delivered to the Georgia board last week. Those asking for clemency included President Jimmy Carter, 51 members of Congress and death penalty supporters, such as William Sessions, a former F.B.I. director. The board’s failure to commute Mr. Davis’s death sentence to life without parole was a tragic miscarriage of justice.

Death penalty supporter, former Georgia prosecutor and U.S. Congressman Bob Barr speaks out against execution

Former four-term U.S. Congressman and Georgia prosecutor, Bob Barr—a death penalty supporter—wrote this column for CNN.com opposing Davis’s execution:

Imposing a death sentence on the skimpiest of evidence does not serve the interest of justice. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles did not honor the standards of justice on which all Americans depend by granting clemency. In doing so, it will allow a man to be executed when we cannot be assured of his guilt.

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