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Progressive rapper Jasiri X released a new video on September 15, "I Am Troy Davis (T.R.O.Y.)," highlighting the plight of a man who is scheduled to be executed on the 21st by the state of Georgia. While tea party "patriots" are cheering the death penalty at Republican presidential debates, this case highlights the primary problems with the death penalty -- the possibility of executing an innocent and the racial disparities in the application of the penalty.
It is clear that there is a reasonable doubt as to the guilt of Davis -- so much so that one of the jurors in the original case has publicly stated that if she knew then what she knows now, she would've voted "not guilty." Among the key problems with the case:
The case against him consisted of witness testimony that was full of inconsistencies. Since then, all but two of the state’s non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted their testimony — and many have sworn in affidavits that police pressured or coerced them into testifying or signing statements.
You can learn more about the case at www.TroyAnthonyDavis.org and take action at Color of Change sending a letter to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole. Act quickly, the execution is scheduled for next week.