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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 02:21 PM
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The Indigo Girls Have Done It. The Pope Has Done It.--Now It's Time for YOU To Do It!
Edited on Fri Aug-03-07 03:14 PM by emlev


The Indigo Girls and The Pope Agree: Troy Davis Should Not Be Executed


After 17 Years on Death Row, Davis Will Have Opportunity To Present New Evidence


The 'Forgotten Victim' Speaks to The BRAD BLOG


"The part what really makes me mad is the part that I don't know who hit me. You know, it might sound weird, but that'd be a little bit of closure for me to know who done it. You know, because when I got hit, and I hearin' somebody clicking a gun by my head about three, four times, and that gun not going off. You know, for a lot of years I've been hearing that click and I've been hearing that gun going off. Jumping up out of my sleep."
--Larry Young, July 2007, 18 years after he was attacked in the parking lot of a Savannah, Georgia Burger King.


You might think Larry Young would know who hit him, because two weeks ago the man who was convicted in the case came within 24 hours of being executed by the State of Georgia. But Larry Young doesn't know because he, like nearly all the witnesses whose testimony originally convicted Troy Anthony Davis of the assault on Young and the murder of a white police officer that night, doesn't believe Davis is guilty. Next week, the testimony these witnesses want to give, testimony that will show their original "witness statements" were coerced by police, will finally be heard.

(snip)

There was no physical evidence linking Troy Anthony Davis, an African American man, to the crimes; the entire case was based solely on witness testimony. Now seven of the nine non-police witnesses have recanted or contradicted their testimony.

(snip)

Surely even those who believe in the death penalty don't want to see a prisoner executed who seems likely to be innocent. Amnesty International has set up a webform to make it easy to send letters to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. Let them know what you think. And please help spread the word.

More...

Additional Resources:
Amnesty International USA's Call to Action
Background on the case:
WaPo: "Execution Of Ga. Man Near Despite Recantations"
Media links and related coverage
Troy Anthony Davis's website, including letters from The Indigo Girls, Pope Benedict, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others

OK, DU--Time to Do What We Do! Let's get on this! They need thousands of letters pouring in. The Indigo Girls have done it. The Pope has done it. Members of Congress have done it. NOW YOU DO IT! Click the link!

(Edited for link repair.)
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 02:23 PM
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1. I could give a shit what the pope thinks. The Indigo Girls are alright, though. nt
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 02:31 PM
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2. Yeah, but how often do they agree? That's the point. nt
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 02:55 PM
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3. K&R Thanks, emlev
:kick:
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BeyondThePale Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 02:59 PM
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4. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeww... the indigo girls and the pope did it?
That is not a pretty picture.
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:32 PM
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11. Wow, am I glad I puncuated that subject line so meticulously! n/t
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BeyondThePale Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:00 PM
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14. clearly it was my warped mind, not your punctuation!
your post was important!
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 02:59 PM
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5. kick
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:00 PM
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6. it seems all fall somewhere in that broadest of spectrums!
thanks for posting this, emlev. done, and will do more.


K & R


peace and solidarity
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:13 PM
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7. "no physical evidence"!! none, nada! we got to stop this. n/t
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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:14 PM
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8. k&r...n/t
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:16 PM
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9. just imagine what even a small percent of DUers could do.
imagine the georgia board getting all those letters now, right before the crucial hearing!

talk about "DUing" something!
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:24 PM
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10. kick
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:58 PM
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12. kick
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:00 PM
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13. kick
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:02 PM
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15. Thanks for the kicks. Please really send letters! n/t
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:00 PM
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18. certainly. n/t
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:44 PM
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16. i sent a letter...this is a shame and a disgrace
what in the fuck is wrong with this country?!?!
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:48 PM
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17. Thank you.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:03 PM
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19. very well said. n/t
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:13 PM
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20. i like to think people are acting, just not posting about it. n/t
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:15 PM
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21. well, next to how kind it would be to act and post about it. n/t
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:59 PM
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22. Done it.
It's really not hard: it only takes a few minutes to do online. You could be preventing a tragic miscarriage of justice.
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 06:17 PM
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23. What she said. Thank you, Judy.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 06:35 PM
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24. good idea saying how easy it is to do, for how much
difference it could make!

please pass it on!


peace
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 07:00 PM
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25. kick. please pass this on to others, DUers. n/t
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 07:06 PM
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26. !! just heard Georgia Supreme Court WILL HEAR Troy's
case
in november!

that is very big!!
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 07:10 PM
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27. That news deserves its own thread!
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 07:43 PM
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28. and there we are, both on it. thanks! in LBN:
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 08:03 PM
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29. kick. we're doing it, folks. we're being heard by Georgia!
please pass this link on. please ask others to send letters!

and please kick this thread so all can get the info and write!


thanks!
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 08:10 PM
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30. THIS IS very easy to do! please care enough to do it!! n/t
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 08:57 PM
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31. kick
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:24 PM
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32. kick
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 11:09 PM
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33. kick
:kick:
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 11:41 PM
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34. this is the time to write from every direction. please write! n/t
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 04:29 PM
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35. special kick for weekend DUers
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