“If you have this kind of wide array of people who don’t agree on much, but who believe that clemency is needed in this case, that should impress upon [the Georgia State Pardons and Parole Board] to give him another opportunity to show that there is not reasonable doubt.”But a spokeswoman for the State's Pardons and Parole Board - which has considered clemency applications twice - says there will be no last-minute clemency this Tuesday, when Davis is to be executed for the murder of a policeman. Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and the NAACP are planning a "rally" in front of the State Capitol. Davis is also supported by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, Pope Benedict XVI and Desmond Tutu. See story here.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that "civil rights activist" Al Sharpton has visited Troy Anthony Davis and has found the condemned man “surprisingly upbeat.” Says Sharpton: