UPDATE: ANOTHER STAY FOR TROY
"...let Justice roll down like water, And Righteousness as a Mighty stream"
Friends, I could not be happier to share with you that Troy Davis received a stay of execution - this means that his execution scheduled for Monday night is OFF! The stay is based on a new appeal that was filed Wednesday seeking permission to file a new lawsuit based on innocence claims.
On behalf of GFADP, the board and our members, we offer our sincerest thanks to all the folks at the Georgia Resource Center, especially Tom Dunn, for their work on Troy Davis' case, especially on this week's filing. We are deeply grateful to you for making today's great news possible.
It was just after delivering 140,000 petitions to the Parole Board and a letter to the Governor signed by over 100 Georgia clergy members that we heard the great news. Thanks to the beautiful people who braved the rain and the coldest day in Georgia yet this year to join in funeral procession - complete with a casket the represented the death of justice - for coming out today! We will keep you posted as the news unfolds.with hope and solidarity,