Jocks 4 Justice (including the great Jim Brown) say SAVE TROY DAVIS!

Contact the Georgia Parole board to reconsider their decision denying Troy clemency.
Fax: 404-651-8502
PH: 404-657-9350
Troy Davis is an African American man on who has been on Georgia's death row for the past 18 years, convicted of killing a white police officer named Mark McPhail.  Now, after the Georgia Parole Board denied Troy clemency,  he faces execution on September 23rd.
But something stinks of Southern Justice in the Peach state. The simple fact is that an innocent man could be careening toward a legal lynching.
1 - Troy's fingerprints didn't match those found at the crime scene
2 - There was no gun residue on Troy's fingers - in fact, no physical evidence at all connects Troy to this crime.  
3 - So why is Troy on death row? Because of testimony from nine people who said that Troy pulled the trigger.  But an astounding SEVEN of these nine people shave ince recanted their testimony in sworn affidavits, with several saying they were pressured to finger Troy by police (Of the two who haven't come forward, one is said to be the police's initial suspect, and the other testified that the shooter was left-handed, but Troy is right-handed).  
These seven people were afraid.  They were intimidated.  But now they want to come forward and tell the truth  in open court - that Troy Davis did not kill Mark McPhail.  Yet the courts won't let a jury hear their compelling statements.
An innocent man will be put to death like a dog on September 23rd unless we stop it.
This is not justice.  This is a lynching.  
We the undersigned Jocks 4 Justice call upon the Governor, the Supreme Court, or any controlling authority, to stay Troy's execution. There are seven people ready to recant their testimony. For the sake of Troy, and the sake of justice, they deserve to be heard.
Jim Brown
NFL Hall of Famer
Founder Amer-I-Can
John Carlos
1968 Olympic Bronze Medalist.
1/2 of the immortal Black Power Salute
Olympic Project for Human Rights
Lee Evans
400 Meter Olympic Champion
Gold Medalist 1968 Olympics
Olympic Project for Human Rights
Etan Thomas
NBA Center
Washington Wizards
Author: More Than An Athlete
Jim Bouton
Author Ball Four
Former New York Yankee
David Meggyesy
Western Regional Director Retired; NFL Players Association (NFLPA)
Former NFL Linebacker
Jeff "Snowman" Monson
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Walter Beach
Former NFL Player
Cleveland Browns
Clifton McNeil
Former NFL Player
Cleveland Browns, NY Giants, SF 49ers
Walter "The Flee" Roberts
Former NFL Player
Cleveland Browns
Lester Rodney
Oldest Living Sportswriter
Sports Editor
Daily Worker
Scoop Jackson
Dennis Brutus
Former Director of SANROC (the South African Non Racialist Olympic Committee)
Professor emeritus Africana studies. University of Pittsburgh
Leonard McNeil
Councilmember, City of San Pablo, CA
Former draftee Philadelphia Eagles
1968 Olympic Boycotter
Ron Davis
South African Attaché 1996 Olympics
Former National Coach in Nigeria
Doug Harris
Former Executive Director
Athletes United for Peace
Walter Beach
Former Cleveland Brown
Executive Director Amer-I-Can
Dave Zirin
Sportswriter, the Nation
Author A People's History of Sports in the United States

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