SAVANNAH, Ga. – The NAACP has held a rally in Savannah aimed at sparing the life of death-row inmate Troy Davis, who was convicted of killing a police officer 20 years ago.
NAACP President Ben Jealous led a small, but vocal group Saturday in 38th Street Park as part of the organization's "I Am Troy" Campaign.
Jealous called on District Attorney Larry Chisholm to "Clean up the mistakes of his predecessors" and reopen the case. Several witnesses who identified Davis as the killer of Officer Mark McPhail in the trial have recanted their testimony.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hopes to get 10,000 signatures on a petition urging Chisholm to step in.