I wonder what is the position of President Obama on the death penalty. Once I told to some american jurists friends of mine that I was disgusted by Clinton's cynicism when he went to witness the execution of a retarded guy in Arkansas (so retarded that he asked after the lest meal that the desert was put in a doggybag and kept for later). They replied they would vote for Clinton anyway, even being themselves against death penalty , because the death penalty was a state issue!
So here is a state issue for mr. Obama. The case of Troy Davis. maybe he could at least sign Amnesty's petition or write to the governor.... Again, what a utopian world!
This is what Amnesty is writing:
It's not the end of the road for Troy Davis, but the news is not good. Yesterday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Troy Davis' bid for a new trial. In a 2-1 vote, the court cited technical reasons to reject Davis' petition for a hearing. But all hope is not lost. Troy has 30 days to file another petition with the US Supreme Court. Troy and his lawyers are doing everything they can to fight this decision from the inside. It is up to us to turn up the pressure on the outside. Even if you've taken action before, keep flooding Governor Perdue's office with emails demanding justice for Troy. And pass the action on to everyone you know. There is power in numbers and when you stand behind Troy Davis, you make the fight for justice even stronger! P.S. Save the date — National Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis coming in May. We'll be in touch soon to let you know how you can support Troy in your own community!