News and Updates

Martina Correia on Execution of Troy Davis: "My Brother’s Fight Will Continue"

By: Amy Goodman
Democracy Now
Monday, September 26, 2011

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An Indefensible Punishment

By: Editorial
The New York Times
Sunday, September 25, 2011

When the Supreme Court reinstituted the death penalty 35 years ago, it did so provisionally. Since then, it has sought to articulate legal standards for states to follow that would ensure the fair administration of capital punishment and avoid the arbitrariness and discrimination that had led it to strike down all state death penalty statutes in 1972.

We Are All Troy Davis!

A statement from the Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Howard University students fight for Troy Davis
By: The Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty is deeply horrified and grief stricken at the murder of Troy Davis by the State of Georgia on September 21, 2011 at 11:08 PM – despite a worldwide movement of unprecedented numbers of people calling for a halt to the execution.

Parole board denies clemency for Troy Davis

Credit: Curtis Compton,
By: Bill Rankin
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The state Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis after hearing pleas for mercy from Davis' family and calls for his execution by surviving relatives of a murdered Savannah police officer.

"I am utterly shocked and disappointed at the failure of our justice system at all levels to correct a miscarriage of justice," Brian Kammer, one of Davis' attorneys, said Tuesday after the decision was announced.

Our journey to rally for Troy

By: Marlene Martin
Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Sunday, September 18, 2011

Four of us in the Chicago chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty set out in the wee hours on Friday morning for a 12-hour trek to Atlanta to take part in a march and rally to save the life of Troy Anthony Davis, who is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, September 21.
We were weary and anxious as we pulled into Atlanta's downtown, parked and then headed over to the Woodruff Park, where the march was due to begin. Then we saw it--a sea of blue shirts adorned with the slogan "I AM TROY DAVIS"--and our collective weariness faded away.

Troy Davis case draws international attention

Credit: Hyosub Shin
Hundreds marched in downtown Atlanta on Friday to stop Troy Davis' execution.
By: Katie Leslie and Craig Schneider
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Friday, September 16, 2011

With only days before his scheduled execution, an effort to spare convicted killer Troy Davis is gathering thousands in rallies, vigils and other last-minute events from Atlanta to Peru to Berlin.

A call to action from Troy Davis

By: Marlene Martin
New Abolitionist
Thursday, September 15, 2011

AFTER MANY long years of fighting, we are now down to the last few days to save the life of Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis, who is scheduled to be executed on September 21.

On Tuesday, I received a letter from Troy in the mail and wanted to share it. At first, I wondered why the penmanship seemed scrawled. Then I read his note, and I understood. He had to write it using only pieces of a pen. They have taken everything from him except his eyeglasses.

Yet his call to action is strong and mighty:

What They Say

Essay for Troy Davis

Kevin Cooper
By: Kevin Cooper
Thursday, September 15, 2011

They say that they are the most trustworthy and justice-seeking people in the world today. They say that they are the most civilized people that there ever has been. They say that they have evolved from the dark ages and have become the most enlightened people that God has ever produced.

Duane Buck Texas execution halted by supreme court

By: Ed Pilkington
The Guardian
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Duane Buck, an inmate on Texas's death row for the past 16 years, has been spared the lethal injection after the US supreme court stayed his execution on the grounds that the jury at his sentencing hearing was told he was a danger to

Family of alleged hate-killing victim opposes death penalty in case

By: Drew Griffin and Scott Bronstein
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) -- The family of an African-American man who died after allegedly being beaten by a group of white teens and run over by a truck is asking state and federal officials not to seek the death penalty in the case.