In the waning hours of protests against the execution on Troy Davis by the state of Georgia last Wednesday, one action drew particular notice: a group of six former wardens and correctional officials pleading for clemency.
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The scheduled execution of Troy Davis, despite severe doubts about his guilt, has inspired opposition to his death sentence from a wide variety of prominent people.
Troy Davis was convicted of shooting and murdering a police officer in Savannah, Georgia, despite glaring holes in the prosecutions arguments. He is now on death row, with an execution date as early as September 11th. He is one of thousands who face execution for crimes they may not have committed.
On Wednesday, September 16, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice hosted an event to recognize the extraordinary death penalty case of Troy Anthony Davis.
Innocence Vs the killing state of Georgia compiled from various sources published: 4WardEver UK – October 2010 News updates listed at the foot of this item Georgia Executes Troy – 20th September 2011 > | Mumia Speaks > Troy Davis faced execution for the murder of police officer Mark MacPhail […]
Condemned inmate Troy Anthony Davis filed the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary when he petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for a hearing on his innocence claims.
On 26th September 2006 three judges made their ruling and denied an appeal despite seven key witnesses recanting their testimony. There is evidence that Troy did not receive a fair trial.
“I am Troy Davis” posted by: Alison Leslie published: 18th December 2011 News or updates listed at the foot of this item Since the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia on Sept. 21, people have asked me why his case garnered such worldwide attention. With seven of nine witnesses recanting their […]