Here in Georgia we are awaiting action by authorities to execute a young black man, Troy Davis for murder to which he has never been linked by any hard evidence of any kind. Although 9 eyewitnesses once implicated him, 7 of them now say otherwise, some say they were pressured by police to lie, and others say they heard or saw one of the last two holdout witnesses actually admit the murder. Indeed the man who first implicated Mr Davis may well be the guilty party. The US supreme court has just declined to even hear the case, without comment, but the execution could still be halted by the Georgia board of pardons. Letters of petition are being solicited by Amnesty International on their website: http://www.amnestyusa.org/death-penalty/page.do?id=1011005 I have just sent this letter: To whom it may concern, I ask out of simple justice for either a permanent stay of the execution of Mr Troy Davis, or a new trial. In light of what everyone in the world knows now about this case, it is inconceivable to conclude that he has been convincingly proved to be guilty. The best that can be said, given the witnesses' two versions of the event, is that we are not sure who did it. In this situation to actually execute someone is a particularly barbarous act, recalling the old days of injustice toward all people of color in Georgia in the 1960's and before. Please join me and many other people of conscience. It seems difficult, but we might save a man's life of whose guilt there is little or no evidence.