Troy Anthony Davis, 23, is scheduled to be executed in Georgia for the murder of a Savannah police officer, but members of the NAACP are trying to save his life. The 100-year-old civil rights organization believes the seven out of the nine eyewitnesses who have recanted their testimonies lack of a murder weapon and physical evidence on the scene should be enough to add a shadow of a doubt and prove Davis’ innocence.
NAACP leaders have asked supporters to send letters, e-mails and make telephone calls to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to waive his execution. So far, the courts have refused to consider any new evidence.
“Governor Perdue must act quickly and decisively to prevent Troy Anthony Davis, a young African-American man, from being executed for a crime he did not commit,” said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.
Individuals can send e-mails to Governor Perdue by visiting NAACP.org.—WLW