Just a few quick updates on Troy Davis:
A defense attorney for Troy Davis, Stephen Marsh, said today that Georgia Department of Corrections have denied his request to administer a polygraph test to Davis. Why the request was denied is still not known. Davis is still scheduled to be executed this evening, September 21, 2011, at 7 p.m.
The list of supporters for Davis has grown, as even supporters of the death penalty urge the George Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider their decision to not grant Davis clemency. William Sessions, former head of the FBI under Reagan, the Pope, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, Former President Jimmy Carter, and Georgia Supreme Court Justice Norman Fletcher have already made their support for Davis known. Additionally, former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr has stated that while he supports the death penalty, there is simply TOO MUCH DOUBT to execute Troy Davis. Also, Mark White, former governor of Texas who preside over the executions of 19 people during his time in office has also shown his support for Davis saying he should not be executed.
Clearly, the huge push by human rights groups and other groups across the country have been working, as the phone lines for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles have been busy throughout the day. I urge all of you to continue calling and emailing the Board to reconsider and grant Davis clemency. Call them at: 404-656-5651 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com. Or contact Judge Freesemann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up the campaign!