Innocent until proven guilty
  • Petitioned Georgia Governor

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Georgia Governor
President of the United States
Georgia State Senate
Georgia State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Rick Crawford
Rep. Rob Woodall
State Rep. Samuel Teasley
State Rep. Margaret Kaiser
State Sen. Stephen Henson
Gov. Nathan Deal

Innocent until proven guilty

    1. Clifford Gooden
    2. Petition by

      Clifford Gooden

      Davenport, IA

These four words helped establish our criminal justice system. But in a nation that prides itself on our belief in liberty and justice for all, why is Troy Davis -- with an overwhelming body of evidence pointing to his innocence -- facing execution?

Twenty years ago, Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a white police officer. Since then, seven of the nine witnesses recanted their statements, new witnesses have come forward identifying another man as the murderer, and the alleged murder weapon has still not been found.

Despite these new developments, the state of Georgia is putting Davis on track to be executed -- perhaps as early as next month.

You can help save Troy Davis' life today by standing up, adding your voice to our "name wall" and asking the Georgia Parole Board to commute his sentence:

When the Supreme Court heard the evidence, they understood that there were many more questions to be answered. But instead of granting Troy Davis a trial where his peers could decide his fate, he was forced to face a single federal judge where the burden was on Troy to prove his innocence -- the exact opposite presumption of a jury trial.

In hopes of exonerating Troy after 10 years of imprisonment, his lawyer submitted each piece of evidence at the hearing. And each piece of evidence was rejected by the judge. Despite noting that the case against Troy was not "ironclad," he nevertheless refused to grant a new trial.

A jury trial would have made this issue moot. Reasonable doubt would have freed Troy Davis.

Now it's up to you to put a stop to Troy Davis' execution. You are his last hope, and time is running out. Tell the Georgia Parole Board not to execute a man with such an overwhelming body of evidence pointing to his innocence:

As an American, I have little faith in our justice system. I have seen how our justice system can fail. Not only that, I have actually been a victim of this same injustice myself. For further information about my own injustice in the crimnal justice system, click here Sometimes even when it comes to life and death It is up to us, the citizens of United States, to right this wrong. Please sign this petition to save an innocent mans life.

Georgia Governor
President of the United States
Georgia State Senate
Georgia State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Rick Crawford, Arkansas-01
Rep. Rob Woodall, Georgia-07
State Rep. Samuel Teasley, Georgia-037
State Rep. Margaret Kaiser, Georgia-059
State Sen. Stephen Henson, Georgia-041
Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia-09
This is troy's life at stake. Stop abusing your powers and stand up for liberty and justice for all by further reviewing the evidence in this case. Otherwise, everyone is at stake of losing their rights to Equal Protection of the Law if this madness is not corrected and an innocent man is put to death.

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    Reasons for signing

      • over 2 years ago

      I thought everyone was provided civil rights, and equal protection of the laws. Based on the new evidence, there is no doubt that the execution should be postponed. Under law, both state and federal, a judgment is void if executed by fraud on the court. The fraud is the witnesses that have recanted their testimony. Troy Davis deserves a new trial, or, that the judgment is vacated based on the fraud that determined the verdict against him.

    • Tianne Pearson HERNDON, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Give to Troy's Family. Let them know that we have not turned our back on them!

    • Vicki Lambou LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 3 years ago

      What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty??? Did it ever really exist???

    • tina smith PHILA., PA
      • about 3 years ago

      i want to stop the genocide of our black men women and children. stop the killings of our people.

    • Hans Kornalijnslijper THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
      • about 3 years ago

      An innocent person should always be able to appeal to the justice system.

      Killing him would be murdering this system too.

      There have been enough cases where 'finality' made the justice system a murderer.

      There can be no doubt that a case like this will backfire on all workers in the system.

      STOP, enough is enough.


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