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Vol. 75/No. 33      September 19, 2011

Protest plan to execute
Troy Davis Sept. 21
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AS WE GO TO PRESS, a Georgia judge has signed a death warrant for Troy Davis, an African-American framed for killing a policeman in 1989. The execution date is September 21. The parole board will hear Davis’s appeal for clemency September 19.

Seven of nine nonpolice witnesses have recanted or changed their testimony, citing pressure from cops to name Davis the killer. A worldwide campaign has forced the state to stay the execution three times since 2007.  
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