NAACP email, Aug. 17, 2009
We won! Thanks to you and 35,000 other NAACP members and supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court today announced that Troy Davis will finally get his day in court…and a chance to prove his innocence.
The court ordered a federal judge in Georgia to review, what we and many others believe is, the overwhelming evidence of Troy's innocence. Troy was sentenced to death for the 1991 killing of a police officer in Savannah, Georgia.
As you know, the NAACP and other organizations have been fighting to save the life of Troy Davis. There was no physical evidence tying him to the crime and seven out of nine witnesses have recanted or contradicted their testimony. And today, finally, the Supreme Court gave Troy a chance to present this evidence and prove his innocence! That's a victory for Troy and his family — and for all of us.
Thank you for all your work to make this happen. I'll be in touch again soon to let you know how else you can help.
Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO
Amnesty International USA email, Aug. 17, 2009
Just hours ago, we heard big news that proves that miracles do happen!
The U.S. Supreme Court granted Troy Davis the chance to finally present crucial evidence in court that may prove his innocence.
Until now, Troy has been denied the opportunity to present all the facts supporting his case. But after a 6-2 ruling from the nation's highest court, Troy will get that chance at justice we've been fighting for since day one.
The power that we've seen building behind Troy's case is awe-inspiring. Your heart-felt emails, letters, phone calls and actions are opening doors that many said were shut for good.
It's working. But we won't stop pushing until Troy Davis is granted clemency!
Right now, Troy Davis sits on death row. So keep telling his story to those who haven't heard it. Keep hoping for more miracles, because given today's news, it's clear – anything is possible!
We can't say it enough – thank you,
Director, Death Penalty Abolition Campaign