Troy Davis Supporters Rally Together Outraged at Death Sentence

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By Christine Thomasos, Christian Post Reporter
September 20, 2011|5:57 pm

Following clemency being denied to Troy Davis on Tuesday, many have begun to show opposition to the Georgia’s board of pardons decision, which will result in a death sentence being imposed on Wednesday.

The majority of the witnesses who initially claimed Davis killed an off-duty police officer retracted their statements over 10 years ago, many are protesting his death sentence. Davis is scheduled to be put to death on Wednesday evening by lethal injection, making it his fourth scheduling in four years.

Since testimonies from witnesses have led some to question if Davis committed the crime in 1989, Rev. Al Sharpton has expressed his disapproval in the current ruling to kill someone who many believe to be an innocent man.

"This is probably the most egregious injustice I have seen in a long time, to set a precedent that a man can be executed when the evidence against him has mostly been recanted," said Sharpton, according to Forbes magazine. "It's unthinkable."

Another reverend expressed his disapproval with the verdict and was arrested for doing so. Rev. Marvin Morgan, 63, appeared outside the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles offices in Atlanta chained to a flagpole on Tuesday.

Morgan said he had been taking a hunger strike while praying to save the life of Davis, who he felt was wrongly accused.

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“If the state of Georgia can intentionally kill a person in a case surrounded with this much doubt, then we're all subject to the same fate," Morgan said, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Morgan wore long chains while tied to the flagpole, "Saying that when one person's in bondage, we're all in bondage."

While multiple positions have surfaced around the Internet, in an attempt to convince the Georgia Board to change their mind, some have taken to Twitter to express their disgust with the case. Many have compared the ordeal to Casey Anthony’s murder trial.

“Casey Anthony was found not guilty because of reasonable doubt, and Troy Davis will die tomorrow in spite of reasonable doubt," one user wrote on Twitter.

 

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