We Don’t Do That Anymore (except when we do) — GA Execution This Thursday (1/16/2020)

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There’s an execution set for Thursday in Georgia, and it makes no sense. Georgia has set an execution date of January 16th for Jimmy Meders, who was convicted in the 1987 murder of Don Anderson. More information about this case can be found here.

Please sign the petition right now, and then use the sharing tools to push it out further on your social media. We’ll be delivering the petition to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles before they meet on Wednesday.

This will be the sixth execution in Georgia in the last 2 years. Georgia is 1 of 8 states that still actively use the death penalty while the majority of states are abandoning this practice. Issues of concern include:

  • Meders was tried before the option of life in prison without parole was available
  • Request to test the murder weapon for DNA to help prove whether Meders ever handled the gun has been denied
  • Six of eight surviving jurors from the 1989 trial have signed an affidavit stating they do not believe Meders should receive a death sentence
  • Not a single defendant in Georgia has been sentenced to death for a similar offense in more than a decade. Meders’ death sentence “is disproportionate according to the contemporary standards of decency of the people of Georgia.”

Please click here to sign the petitionasking Governor Brian Kemp and the GA Board of Pardons to do anything in their power to stop this execution, including issuing a stay and seeking a path to clemency in this case.

Click Here​ to take action on other pending executions, including the one in Texas this Wednesday.

Thank you,

Abe & Scott, Co-Directors

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