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May 19 Global Day of Action for Troy Davis

May 11, 2009

 

Cartoon by Khalil Bendib
Cartoon by Khalil Bendib
Amnesty International USA condemned in the strongest terms the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision April 16 to reject Troy Davis’ petition for a new trial on the well-substantiated claim that he is innocent. In her dissent from the 2-1 decision, Judge Rosemary Barkett wrote, “To execute Davis, in the face of a significant amount of proffered evidence that may establish his actual innocence, is unconscionable and unconstitutional.” 

The court’s 30-day stay of execution expires on May 15. An execution date could be set as early as late May, so it is essential that action be taken now.  

To save Troy’s life, “we’re asking everybody to come out strong on May 19th – a day marked in human rights calendars across the world as the Global Day of Action for Troy Davis,” says Amnesty Death Penalty Abolition Campaign Director Sue Gunawardena-Vaughn. 

“Whether you’re holding a ‘Text TROY to 90999’ sign on a busy street or organizing your local Amnesty chapter to hold a public demonstration or vigil, we need everybody to … register your Global Day of Action for Troy Davis activity or event now,” she said. For ideas and to register your event, go to Global Day of Action for Troy Davis 

“It’s really important that we get an accurate count of how many events and activities are taking place on May 19th, so we can share this information with officials in Georgia. Our emails and phone calls have gone a long way in buying Troy some much-needed time, but now we’ve got to take our action to the streets. 

“We appreciate the tens of thousands of you who have stood in Troy’s corner while heart-stopping scenes have unfolded. On three separate occasions, Troy has been scheduled for execution. And on three separate occasions, his life was saved within a short period of time, even minutes, of his scheduled execution date.  

“Each time, those last minute stays came after people like you turned out by the thousands to rally in his defense. It was no coincidence. Troy’s sister and long-time Amnesty activist, Martina Correia, has acknowledged Amnesty’s powerful role in saving her brother’s life each of those times. 

“Now here we are again with the clock winding down,” warned the Amnesty spokesperson. “We are serious when we say that we need everyone to support Troy Davis on May 19th by organizing their own event or awareness-raising activity. 

“After all, if you had 30 days left to fight for your life, wouldn’t you want to know that you had thousands standing in your corner?”

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4 thoughts on “May 19 Global Day of Action for Troy Davis

  1. LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS

    PRESIDENT OBAMA DID NOT CREATE THIS MESS, BUT LETS ALL PRAY FOR HIS SUCCESS !!!

    ISN’T IT A LITTLE ODD THAT WE AS AMERICANS CAN DEMAND JUSTICE AND FAIR TRIALS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, AND AT THE SAME TIME WHEN IT COMES FOR US AS THE LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD TO OFFER NEW AND FAIR TRIALS FOR OUR OWN POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS IN GEORGIA & PENNSYLVANIA , WE CAN SOMEHOW ACCEPT THE EASIER ROUTE OF ALLOWING TWO POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS TO BE FALSELY EXECUTED ?

    IF OUR CIVILIZED COUNTRY ALLOWS THESE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY STATE MURDERS TO TAKE PLACE IN THE NEAR FUTURE, OUR FAIR AND JUST SOCIETY HERE IN AMERICA NOT ONLY LOSES TWO POSSIBLE INNOCENT BLACK AMERICANS, BUT WE ALSO LOSE OUR INNOCENCE AS A PEOPLE WHO ALL KNOW BETTER !!!

    OUR IVORY TOWER U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD HAVE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO CHANGE OUR UNDERFUNDED U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEM FROM CONTINUING TO BE UNDERFINANCED ! THE DECADES OF NEGLECT AND ABUSE THAT OUR U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEM CONTINUES TO INFLICT ON POORER AMERICANS ALL ACROSS AMERICA IS NOT ONLY VERY OBVIOUS TO MOST EVERYONE OUTSIDE OF OUR COUNTRY BY NOW ,BUT ALSO TO MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF SILENT AND HORRIFIED FELLOW AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO FEEL HELPLESS LIVING IN THIS THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD !

    FOR OUR CURRENT LEADERS IN OUR U.S. GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE PRETENDING THAT WE AS AMERICANS ARE A CIVILIZED LOT WHO KNOW AND RESPECT FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR ALL AMERICANS, ONLY BRINGS HOME THE SAD REALITY OF WHY WERE WHERE WE ARE IN ALLOWING THESE BARBARIC FUTURE EXECUTIONS OF MR. TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA AND MUMIA ABU – JAMAL OF PENNSYLVANIA TO EVER TAKE PLACE WITHOUT NEW AND FAIR TRIALS.!

    PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ALL MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS IN OUR U.S. CIVIL,CRIMINAL AND FAMILY COURTS OF LAW IS NOT JUST A POSSIBLE DISTANT FUTURE GOAL FOR OUR COUNTRY TO CONTEMPLATE !

    OUR CURRENT AND FUTURE REPUTATION AS AMERICA BEING THE LAND OF GRACE AND EQUALITY IS VERY MUCH AT STAKE SINCE THE
    INTERNATIONAL WORLD CAN NOW BE INSTANTLY ENLIGHTENED (WWW)
    TO THESE SAD TRUTHS IN OUR SOCIETY !

    YES OUR COUNTRY CAN AFFORD HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS,AND YES OUR COUNTRY CAN ALSO AFFORD PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ALL OUR POORER AMERICANS!
    **THE ONLY THING THAT WE AS AMERICANS CAN NOT AFFORD IS TO KEEP PRETENDING THAT WE ARE SOMETHING THAT THE REST OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD KNOWS WERE NOT ???

    LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS IS A VOLUNTEER WWW LOBBY THAT FIGHTS FOR EVERY AMERICANS RIGHT TO HAVE PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION AFFORDED THEM IN ALL OUR U.S. COURTS OF LAW ! lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com 424-247-2013

    LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS CAN BE ENTERED INTO ANY WWW SEARCH ENGINE BY OUR NAME OR TELEPHONE NUMBER TO FIND OTHER WRITTEN ARTICLES THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU.

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  2. LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS

    ~ AMERICANS CONTINUE TO DEMAND FAIR TRIALS IN IRAN & NORTH KOREA,BUT NOT HERE IN OUR GLASS HOUSE ~

    OUR AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY ONLY OBLIGATED ( U.S.SUPREME COURT 1963 GIDEON RULING ) TO PROVIDE OUR POORER AMERICANS WITH A INITIAL CRIMINAL LAWYER AT THEIR TRIALS. MANY TIMES IN AMERICAN STATE TRIALS THERE IS REALLY VERY LITTLE INVESTIGATION BEING OFFERED TO DEFEND OUR POORER AMERICANS AGAINST EVEN UNFOUNDED CRIMINAL CHARGES ? IF AMERICA IS ONLY NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT (17YRS AFTER THE FACT) SEVEN OF NINE WITNESSES LYING IN THE TROY DAVIS LEGAL CASE,ARE WE NOW SUPPOSE TO THINK THAT TROY DAVIS HAD A PROPER LEGAL Defense AT HIS CRIMINAL TRIAL IN GEORGIA ???

    CARING AMERICANS KNOW REAL JUSTICE AND SADLY OUR POORER AMERICANS ARE CONTINUING TO HAVE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY INFLICTED ON THEM IN OUR U.S.JUDICIAL SYSTEM.WE CONTINUE EXECUTING INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS ACROSS OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE OUR IVORY TOWER U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD HAVE NEVER EVEN CARED ABOUT SPENDING THE NEEDED $$$ TO CORRECT THIS LACK OF PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR OUR MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS.** FALSE IMPRISONMENT FOR TWENTY YEARS OR MORE ,WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS,RAPES AND MURDERS IN OUR AMERICAN PRISONS ARE HAPPENING EVERY DAY IN AMERICA AND JUST MAYBE THE TIME HAS COME WITH OUR SPECIAL AND UNIQUE PRESIDENT AND U.S.ATTORNEY GENERAL RUNNING OUR COUNTRY TO OFFER OUR POORER CITIZENS THE NEEDED C*H*A*N*G*E….. TO HELP MAKE OUR NEW AMERICA AND HER UNJUST JUDICIAL SYSTEM A MUCH MORE JUST SOCIETY FOR ALL AMERICANS TO RESPECT AND CHERISH !!!!!!!!

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL,AND THE NAACP ARE JUST TWO INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL HIGHLY RESPECTED ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE BROUGHT THESE TWO SEPERATE AMERICAN HUMAN LIFE INJUSTICES TO THE WORLDS ATTENTION,BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE IN THINKING THAT TROY DAVIS AND MUMIA ABU – JAMAL ARE ALONE IN NOT EVEN BEING ABLE TO RECEIVE NEW AND FAIR TRIALS IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD !

    ** GEORGIA HAS HAD AT LEAST FIVE OTHER PREVIOUS LEGAL CASES OF INNOCENT BEING RELEASED ON THEIR DEATH ROW BEFORE THEY WERE FALSELY EXECUTED **DOES THAT MEAN THAT TROY DAVIS IS ALSO INNOCENT OF THE CRIME OF MURDER? NO,BUT MOST ALL AMERICANS WANT TO KNOW FOR SURE THAT WHEN SOMEONE IS EXECUTED IN ANY AMERICAN STATE, THAT THEY ARE TRULY THE GUILTY PARTY WHO DID THE CRIME,NOT JUST THE TIME ?

    I DO NOT SEE WHY ANY REASONABLE AMERICN WOULD OBJECT TO HAVING NEW TRIALS FOR ANY OF OUR DEATH ROW INMATES IN AMERICA WHERE TREMENDOUS DOUBT ABOUT THEIR INITIAL GUILT IS IN PLAY?
    WHY WOULD ANY FAMILY MEMBER OF ANY MURDERED RELATIVE WANT OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO RUSH TO SO CALLED JUSTICE AND BE IN REALITY CONTRIBUTING TO HAVING ANOTHER POSSIBLE INNOCENT PERSON MURDERED IN THE NAME OF THEIR FORMER LOVED ONE ?

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  3. LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS

    GEORGIA & PENNSYLVANIA CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ~ U.S. EXAMPLE FOR THE REST OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD ??

    ~AMERICA~S WEALTHY ELITE HAVEN TURNED THEIR BACKS ON OUR POORER AMERICANS~

    MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ALSO NEED HELP FROM THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD IN OFFERING THEIR SUPPORT FOR THIS FUTURE PROPOSED PRISONER EXCHANGE BETWEEN PRESIDENT ALAN GARCIA OF PERU AND PRESIDENT OBAMA OF THE UNITED STATES.

    **PLEASE REMEMBER THE 3 YR. INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT OF GEORGIA AND PENNSYLVANIA TOURISM & TRADE IS CURRENTLY EVERY~ONES WAY TO SAY THAT FAIR TRIALS BEFORE EXECUTION IN GEORGIA AND PENNSYLVANIA ARE THE ONLY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN STANDARDS WE ACCEPT !!
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    ** THIS IS THE LETTER WRITTEN TO PRESIDENT ALAN GARCIA OF PERU ***

    ~ DEAR PRESIDENT ALAN GARCIA ~

    LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS ASKS ALL OF PERU TO PLEASE THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT EXCHANGING U.S. JOURNALIST LORI BERENSON HELD IN A PRISON IN PERU SINCE 1995 FOR OUR TWO BLACK AMERICAN PRISONERS ON DEATH ROW IN GEORGIA AND PENNSYLVANIA ???

    EVERYONE IN PERU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT LAST MONTH IRAN AND PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADDINEJAD MADE SURE THAT U.S. JOURNALIST ROXANA SABERI WAS FAIRLY TRIED AND LATER RELEASED TO RETURN HOME TO AMERICA ?

    LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS AT THAT TIME HAD ALSO REQUESTED OF IRAN AND THEIR PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THIS SAME PRISONER EXCHANGE OF THE AMERICAN U.S. JOURNALIST ROXANA SABERI FOR U.S.PRISON INMATES TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA & MUMIA ABU ~ JAMAL OF PENNSYLVANIA.

    MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTING TO SECURE NEW AND FAIR TRIALS FOR THESE TWO ( POSSIBLE INNOCENT) BLACK AMERICANS ON DEATH ROW HERE IN AMERICA AND NOW HAVE TO AGAIN TURN TO OTHERS OUTSIDE OF AMERICA FOR THEIR POSSIBLE HELP !!!

    AMERICA HAS NEVER REALLY OFFERED OUR POORER CITIZENS LIKE TROY DAVIS AND MUMIA ABU ~ JAMAL FAIR OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN OUR U.S. COURTS SO IT HAS BECOME VERY OBVIOUS TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AND OTHERS WORLDWIDE THAT INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE CONTINUING TO BE FALSELY EXECUTED RIGHT HERE IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD !!!

    WE ASK ALL OF THE FAIR AND LOVING PEOPLE IN AND OUT OF GOVERNMENT IN PERU MR. PRESIDENT GARCIA TO PLEASE SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THIS PRISONER EXCHANGE OF YOUR PRISON INMATE AMERICAN LORI BERENSON FOR OUR POSSIBLY INNOCENT TWO BLACK AMERICAN PRISON INMATES WHO WILL OTHERWISE SURELY BE EXECUTED WITHOUT BEING AFFORDED NEW AND FAIR TRIALS !!!

    LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS IS A WWW VOLUNTEER LOBBY GROUP THAT SING OUT AT OUR IVORY TOWER U.S CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD FOR MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS TO BE AFFORDED THEIR RIGHT TO HAVE PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN OUR U.S. CIVIL,CRIMINAL AND FAMILY COURTS OF LAW ALL ACROSS AMERICA .

    LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS CAN BE ENTERED INTO AND WWW SEARCH ENGINE BY OUR NAME OR PHONE NUMBER TO FIND OTHER WRITTEN ARTICLES.

    lawyersforpooreramericans@yahoo.com
    (424-247-2013)

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  4. LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS

    THIS OLD WORLD ORDER OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF OUR POORER AMERICANS NEEDS ENLIGHTENED POLITICAL MINDS AND HEARTS TO VIEW GOD DIFFERENTLY THEN $$$.

    WHEN WILL OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS ABATE THEIR ASSAULT ON POORER AMERICANS WITH THEIR MONETARY CONTROL OF OUR IVORY TOWER U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER ???

    THERE ARE NOT MANY MORE DISTRACTIONS LEFT WHICH ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS TO HIDE BEHIND IN NOT TAKING PROPER CARE OF ALL OUR AMERICANS IN A HUMANE FASHION !!!

    AMERICAN IVORY TOWER U.S.CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD HAVE PASSED FEDERAL LEGISLATION IN WASHINGTON DC TO SPEND 50 BILLION AMERICAN TAX $$$ ON THE INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS WHILE THEIR OWN AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING TOLD BY THIS SAME U.S.CONGRESS THAT NATIONAL HEALTH CARE AND PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR CITIZENS IS UNAFFORDABLE.

    *** WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS (WHO ARE ONLY 1% OF OUR USA POPULATION) SADLY ALSO CONTROL HOW OUR U.S.CONGRESS SPENDS THEIR BUDGET TRILLION$ AND HAVE OBVIOUSLY FOUND MORE WORTHY INTERNATIONAL CITIZENS THEN OUR OWN DESPERATE AND NEEDY POOR TO ASSIST !!!

    ~Poorer Americans Nationwide only get 400 million $$$ per year for legal representation allocated them by CONGRESS~

    Middle Class and Working Poor Americans are unable to afford proper legal representation in their Civil, Criminal and Family Courts of law all across America causing tremendous hardships nationwide,but these great minds and callous hearts in our American Congress have found others Worldwide more needy then their own citizens who are being falsely incarcerated,wrongfuly executed,losing their homes or apartments,losing child custody or visitation with their children etc…

    Not being afforded proper legal representation by our U.S. Congress has created a total breakdown of the American judicial system for our poorer Americans because the our U.S. Courts punish all of us little people if we are not assisted with proprer legal counsel.it is a known fact that our average Middle Class and Working Poor Americans without proper legal representation in all of our American Courts of law lose their legal cases to the better financed who are able to afford lawyers.

    Lawyers For Poor Americans is now actively in the hunt for International Countries and Leaders Worldwide to help raise 5 Billion Dollar$ for our slighted poorer Americans who have had their own American Congress turn their backs on their desperate needs in not affording them proper legal representation.

    Troy Davis and Mumia Abu – Jamal are 2 perfect examples of American citizens who never had proper legal representation afforded them by our U.S. Congressional Leaders Of The Free World in their initial criminal trials in (Georgia and Pennsylvania) who might very well have to pay the ultimate price of possibly being completely innocent and falsely executed in the near future.

    This is the first of many www International pleas by Lawyers For Poor Americans for other leaders and countries to help raise the needed monie$ to correct these blatant injustices that have been inflicted on poorer Americans for the last few decades.

    Lawyers For Poor Americans has many other written articles that can be viewed with any www search engine by our name or our telephone number.

    Lawyers For Poor Americans is a www lobby group of volunteers that sing out about the decades old neglect,abuse and injustices being inflicted on our poorer Americans that have become Crimes Against Humanity issues for the International World Court to investigate.

    lawyersforpooreramericans@yahoo.com

    (424-247-2013)

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