Sept. 21 marks the 10-year point since the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis despite increasing suspicions of his innocence following his conviction for killing an off-duty police officer. Take a look back at everything that led to that fateful, controversial moment.
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 […]
The sister of late death row inmate, Troy Davis, has died of cancer, the NAACP has confirmed yesterday.
Americans and their ever changing stance on capital punishment is prophetically described with an executed man’s words:”The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me, and all the ones who will come after me!”
ATLANTA – After a long day of emotional goodbyes, Troy Davis knelt in his prison cell and began to pray 15 minutes before he was scheduled to die. Then a guard spotted him doing something less expected: He was sleeping. Documents obtained by The Associated Press provide a glimpse into the last moments of Davis’ […]
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sent to death row 20 years ago as a convicted cop killer, Troy Davis was celebrated as “martyr and foot soldier” Saturday by more than 1,000 people who packed the pews at his funeral and pledged to keep fighting the death penalty. Family, activists and supporters who spent years trying to persuade […]
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 […]
SAVANNAH, Ga. — When Georgia executed Troy Davis last week after four years of appeals ended with the courts upholding his death sentence, thousands still protested that Davis’ guilt remained uncertain because witnesses who identified him as a police officer’s killer in 1989 simply couldn’t be trusted. The issue raised in Davis’s case is getting […]
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 […]
In this is episode of NewOne’s original video series “On The Corner,” we asked New Yorkers what their reactions were to the controversial execution of convicted murderer, Troy Davis. On Thursday, we spoke to people on Union Square, Manhattan, amid a protest of the previous night’s execution. Watch the video below. Brooklyn Residents Remember […]
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 […]
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