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Sunday, September 18, 2011
NAACP - Significant Doubts about Troy Davis guilt: A Case for Clemency
NAACP - Too Much Doubt
Letter to Georgia Parole Board, Georgia Parole Board:
Subject: Do not execute Troy Davis, if there is a chance that Officer Mark MacPhail was shot by Sylvester Coles
It is not certain that Troy Davis shot Officer Mark MacPhail. It might have been Sylvester Coles, Given this uncertainty, Georgia must not take the chance of executing a man who did not commit the crime he was convicted of. 4 jurors on the original jury now say that if they knew then what they know, they would not have voted for the death penalty.
Always in a criminal-justice system, rules & procedures have never been enough. Always it has required officers of the law to act and intervene with good judgement, common-sense, alertness to new facts, and courage, in order to make the system work better.
I humbly implore you to use your best judgement in the Troy Davis case, and if your conscience tells you there is a chance that Sylvester Coles shot Officer Mark MacPhail, and not Troy Davis, then to not kill Troy Davis when there is a chance that he did not kill Officer Mark MacPhail.
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