Yesterday, the US Supreme Court delayed the scheduled execution of Troy Davis, a Georgia resident convicted of killing a police officer in 1989. Strong evidence suggests that Davis is in fact innocent, and the court will now review the case this Monday, 9/29, to decide if he is to be granted a new trial. The stay of execution came two hours before he was scheduled to be killed, so it was a huge celebration for us anti-death penalty folks in Georgia, with a series of what were supposed to be vigils across the state turning into celebratory events.
However, the fight is not over. Regardless of your views on the death penalty, the sketchy evidence in this case at least warrants a new trial. The Cheddar Box urges folks to please take action by clicking on the link below and following the instructions:
Troy has another week to live, and it is another week for us to fight hard and hope. We will not stand by and let the state of Georgia kill an innocent man in our names.