Troy Davis

One Year After His Execution, People In Atlanta Still Say "I Am Troy Davis!"

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On September 21st, 2011, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis for the shooting death of off duty officer Mark Macphail, despite the fact there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime and 7 of 9 witnesses recanted their testimony. One year later, people still remember this travesty of justice. And many people still ask if they might someday find themselves victimized by this same "justice" system. On the one year anniversary of the Troy Davis execution, people in Atlanta marched from the park Occupy Atlanta renamed "Troy Davis Park" to the Martin Luther King Memorial and demanded an end to the death penalty, and an end to the prison industrial complex. This film brings you the speeches and the march the night of September 21st, 2012 in Atlanta. It runs 56 minutes.

Call for a Day of Action Against Mass Incarceration on September 21st

From:http://georgians4prisonabolition.wordpress.com

Just one year ago, the state of Georgia lynched yet another black man. Troy Anthony Davis was executed on September 21st, 2011 at 11:08pm.  Here in Atlanta we fought, along side people the world over, to keep the State from taking his life.

National Day Against Mass Incarceration

Date/Time: 
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: 
Troy Davis Park
91 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA
United States

National Day Against Mass Incarceration 

September 21st, 2012 - 
Troy Davis (formerly Woodruff Park)
7pm - Rally

9pm -  March

Troy Davis Park (formerly Woodruff Park) - Peachtree Street
11:08pm - Vigil to mark the anniversary of Troy Davis' murder

Spread the word!

More Information on: http://georgians4prisonabolition.wordpress.com/

If you would like to sign on and help outreach, sponsor, or coordinate this event please send an email to GA4PrisonAbolition@gmail.com

Hunger Strike Demo Video

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This video shows Delma Jackson, wife of one of the hunger striking prisoners in Jackson Prison, and supporters speaking out against abuse of prisoners and delivering letters to the Governers office demanding that the abuse stop.

Reflections on the 3/26 rally for Trayvon in Atlanta

Thousands were gathered in front of the Georgia State capitol building, many holding signs and wearing shirts, all were there for the most infuriating of occasions –   another black male had been senselessly murdered.  Community leaders and politicians vowed that it would never happen again.  The masses chanted repeatedly, “No justice, no peace!”  There was talk about changing laws, about voting, about the necessity of belonging to an organization.  Prayers were prayed and ‘We Shall Overcome’ was sung.  Reaffirmation was given to the “everyday people” in the crowd – Don’t worry, the Big Guys are on the case.  Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Derrick Boazman, Vincent Fort, and other local Atlanta Big Men are speaking out!  Measured warnings about staying focused and seeing things through were given: “We’ve got to get organized, we can’t let this happen again!”  and “Don’t let this be a moment; make it into a movement!”

Legal Fund for Georgia Activism

The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition (GPJC) is asking for donations to support a legal fund. Tim Franzen of GPJC discusses the civil disobedience which resulted in the arrests of 9 activists in Jackson, GA the night of Troy Davis's execution.

My First Execution

I just got home from my first execution.  Tonight, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis.  He was pronounced dead at 11:08 Pm EST.  Today, September 21st, is also "International Peace Day".  I usually produce  videos of events in Atlanta, and that will be forthcoming.  But what I saw happen today was a complete failure of the justice system.  I interviewed many people today, and all of them seem to feel that our system of courts, and appeals, and checks and balances, are failing to do what they are supposed to.  Instead, the justice system is now functioning to PREVENT any form of self examination, any determination of wrong decisions, any examination of new evidence or new witnesses.  In the Troy Davis case, the police coerce and intimidate witnesses, the D.A.

Message from Troy Davis & More Actions

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A Letter to Governor Nathan Deal

Dear Governor Deal,

 

I am writing as the survivor of a murdered family member to ask you to spare the life of Troy Davis.  I understand the feelings of people who favor the death penalty, though my religion forbids it, because 29 years ago, my only brother, Paul, was murdered.  My entire family narrowly missed my brother's fate.  The killers came looking for Paul at my parents' home, while my children were visiting there, just minutes after Paul had left.  If Paul's killers had arrived in time to find him, they would have left no witnesses.  So I understand the feelings of the McPhail Family, and their friends and supporters.  But my loss has taught me something else that is just as important.

 

A Letter to Governor Nathan Deal

Dear Governor Deal,

 

I am writing as the survivor of a murdered family member to ask you to spare the life of Troy Davis.  I understand the feelings of people who favor the death penalty, though my religion forbids it, because 29 years ago, my only brother, Paul, was murdered.  My entire family narrowly missed my brother's fate.  The killers came looking for Paul at my parents' home, while my children were visiting there, just minutes after Paul had left.  If Paul's killers had arrived in time to find him, they would have left no witnesses.  So I understand the feelings of the McPhail Family, and their friends and supporters.  But my loss has taught me something else that is just as important.

 

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