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Troy Davis Execution: Prison Workers Urged to Refuse Death Order

Troy Davis Execution: Prison Workers Urged to Refuse Death Order

Troy Davis Supporters are asking the prison workers who are scheduled to administer his lethal injection tomorrow at 7p.m. to abandon their posts, and go on strike.

“I am calling for a general strike or sick-out by all but a skeleton staff of the Georgia Diagnostic Prison on September 21st, 2011. I say to the prison staff: If you work on that day, you will enable the prison to carry out the execution of a possibly innocent man,” said Georgia Senator Vincent Fort.

Fort, then asked in his statement for Georgia Diagnostic Prison Warden Carl Humphrey to protect Davis, and not allow the lethal injection to carry out.

“I specifically call on Georgia Diagnostic Prison Warden Carl Humphrey to refuse to carry out the execution of Troy Davis, because he may be innocent. Warden Humphrey, remember your humanity. You have the power to stop this immoral execution. Use it!”

This plea to prison officials comes hours after The Board of Pardons and Paroles denied granting Davis clemency in the 1989 killing of off-duty police officer Mark Macphail.

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous publicly denounced the decision made by The Board of Pardons and Paroles.

“We are appalled and outraged by the Parole Board's erroneous decision to uphold the state's death sentence to murder an innocent man,” said Jealous. “There is too much doubt to proceed with an execution. No amount of deliberation will change the fact that the case against Mr. Davis has too many holes.”

Davis supporters plan to protest at the Georgia State Capital tomorrow. They have arranged to wear black arm bands with the words, “not in my name” adjourned to them.

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