Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A message from Troy Anthony Davis

September 10, 2011

Troy was found guilty of murdering a police officer 19 years ago,
based upon the testimony of 9 witnesses. Today, 7 of those 9 have
recanted their testimony entirely, and there are enormous problems
with the testimony of the remaining 2 witness accounts. There is NO
OTHER EVIDENCE. The murder weapon was never found. There is no DNA to
test. Troy is scheduled to die by lethal injection on September 21, 2011.

To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human
Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such
emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of
you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am
marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her
and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will
not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world
that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never
ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and
expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see
first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with
overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can't even explain the insurgence of
emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you
all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not
a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis,
this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.

I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot
see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but
your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch
you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.

So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only
destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family
and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no
matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end
the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that
fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many
more Troy Davis'. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or
lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save
every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to
dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country
by country.

I can't wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or
spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,


Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!

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