[Ppnews] Message from Troy Davis

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Tue Sep 20 16:29:34 EDT 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,

"I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!"

Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!



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