'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Troy Davis supporters in the U.S. and Europe were trying just about anything to spare him from lethal injection that was just hours away Wednesday for killing an off-duty Georgia policeman, a crime he and others have insisted for years that he did not commit.
Georgia's board of pardons rejected a last-ditch clemency bid from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday, one day before his scheduled execution, despite support from figures including an ex-president and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.
Chisolm has said he's powerless to intervene, but activists say they believe he has enough influence as district attorney to sway the outcome.