The ACLU of Illinois is proud to co-sponsor the upcoming Justice for Troy Davis Town Hall on Tuesday, July 14th from 6:30 - 10 p.m. (77 W Washington Street).
At any time, Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis could receive a fifth execution date. With no DNA, no fingerprints, and no gun to tie him to the murder of Mark MacPhail, Troy's conviction stands entirely on eyewitness testimony. Seven of nine witnesses have recanted their trial testimony, and six people have offered affidavits to suggest that another man, Sylvester Coles, was the killer. Yet no court will agree to hear this compelling evidence of Troy's innocence, continually denying Troy's appeals on procedural grounds.
It is only an international campaign of protest that has kept Troy alive, with thousands rallying around the country. Building on May's successful day of action, when more than 100 Chicagoans joined thousands more around the country to rally in support of Troy, a coalition of grassroots organizations is holding a town hall meeting about Troy's case. Come hear about Troy's case, and discuss what we can do here in Chicago to help save Troy's life.
For more information visit the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.