The state of Georgia plans to execute Troy Davis on September 21, 2011. There is still serious doubt as to Troy Davis’ guilt, and by putting him to death Georgia runs the risk of killing an innocent man.
The fact is, no physical evidence connected Davis to the murder. Seven of the original nine witnesses have recanted, with many saying their testimony was a result of law enforcement pressure. Of the remaining witnesses, one is highly suspect and the other could be the actual culprit in the officer's murder.
Now, despite these and other facts, the state of Georgia has taken the final steps toward Davis' execution.
UPDATE: The state of Georgia killed Troy Davis on Wednesday, September 21st at 11:08 PM EDT. Rest in peace, Troy. We honor your memory by continuing the work. Read our response here.