Rick Perry’s record number of executions drew applause at last week’s GOP debate. Among the 234– whoops, make that 235 as of today, it’s hard to keep up– killed under Perry was Cameron ToddWillingham, who received the death penalty for killing his three daughters by arson. Right before the execution, it wasrevealed that the science on which Willingham’s conviction was based was bogus. Perry ignored the revelation, executed Willingham, and then covered it up. While the state of Texas rates number one in number of executions, Georgia is a close seven and even has its own executions of innocents under its belt! Georgia is gearing up to kill another one, Troy Davis. Davis has been on death row for 20 years for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer. The case against him rested on witness testimony but seven of nine key witnesses have recanted or changed their testimony, some alleging police coercion. Today is the Global Day of Action for Troy Davis. to help stop the execution of Troy Davis. In solidarity with the major march and vigil happening in Atlanta, more than 300 events are being held worldwide today and this weekend. Find one near you here and then signthis petition!
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