If you were hours from being executed for a crime you did not commit, what would you say? Here are the words of Troy Anthony Davis, on the day of his unjust execution at the hands of the state of Georgia. His generosity of spirit speaks for itself (thank you to Jiva Manske at Amnesty International for sending this to me):
“The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I’m in good spirits and I’m prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I’ve taken my last breath. Georgia is prepared to snuff out the life of an innocent man.”
Troy hasn’t stopped fighting, and neither should we. If there is a demonstration in your area, please attend. If there’s not, grab a sign and start one. People can also call Judge Penny Freesemann at (912) 652-7252 or fax her at (912) 652-7254 and ask her to withdraw the death warrant. We should never mourn when there is still time to fight.