Troy Davis

This is Troy Davis. He was charged for the murder or police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 and executed in 2011. Davis maintained his innocence…

Until the day Troy Davis was executed, his nephew, Antone De’Jaun Correia visited him every other week from the day he was born. RELATED: Pa. Man Fakes Mom’s Obituary To Get Time Off Of Work This past week The Guardian published an obituary for Davis written by his nephew. The Guardian reports: What Troy did for […]

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According to the Huffington Post, a Black blogger and radio host is claiming that sources close to him informed him that White House officials made numerous calls to Georgia government officials to find out if the president can halt the Troy Davis execution. The blogger claims that his source informed him that the White House […]

Filmmaker Michael Moore is calling for an economic boycott of Georgia over last week’s execution of Troy Anthony Davis. Also read: How Do You Feel About The Execution Of Troy Davis? “I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, [and] to never do business in Georgia,” Moore […]

A law signed by former president Bill Clinton called the “Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996,” reduced new trials for convicted criminals and sped up their sentences by restricting a federal court’s ability to judge whether a state court had correctly interpreted the U.S. Constitution.” The law has been cited as one of […]

As I stood in the courtyard of Jackson State Prison in Georgia yesterday holding a prayer vigil for Troy Anthony Davis, I, like so many others held out hope for some sort of miracle. In the exact location where I joined Troy’s mother in 2008 when we received such a miracle 90 minutes before his […]

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death. Defiant to the end, he told relatives of Mark MacPhail that […]

The past week has been an emotional and challenging one, as people across the world have mobilized to get the word out regarding the pending execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis in the face of serious doubts about his guilt in a 1989 murder. As we speak, protesters are at the White House letting the […]

Below is a letter from Troy Davis who is scheduled to be executed tonight in the state of Georgia in one of the most controversial death penalty cases of the century. http://www.stumbleupon.com/hostedbadge.php?s=5 Here is the letter: I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in […]

Cynthia Tucker has an op-ed on The Grio in which she speculates that Troy Davis is not only a victim of racism, but of class discrimination as well. Tucker argues that class and not race was the critical factor in Troy Davis’s conviction and execution, and that if Davis was a middle class African American, […]

On his MSNBC show last night, Reverend Al Sharpton called the decision to execute Troy Davis “a bleak day for anyone who cares about justice in this country.” Sharpton will be leading a march in Atlanta today to protest the execution. Risky? Troy Davis Willing To Take Polygraph To Prove Innocence Troy Davis’ Lawyers To […]