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Al Sharpton weighs in on Troy Davis case

As the execution date for Troy Anthony Davis nears, support for his clemency campaign continues to grow. Davis is scheduled to die on Sept. 21.

Outspoken activist and well known politician, Al Sharpton, is now getting into the mix. He got involved in the case when Davis' family asked for help.

The case is one that people have been following for two decades. Davis is convicted of the 1989 murder of Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail. Davis denies the charges and has appealed the conviction numerous times.

Sharpton says there is not enough evidence for execution.

"You have a conviction based on nine eyewitnesses, seven of whom have since recanted or changed their story. No DNA evidence, no physical evidence, and you're going to take a man's life?" stated Sharpton.

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