I Am Troy Davis

September 21, 2013

It was two years ago today that a monstrous miscarriage of justice was committed by the state of Georgia as its unrelenting pursuit to execute Troy Davis finally came to fruition.

Troy was executed even though there was no DNA evidence and no weapon that linked him to the murder that was committed. The majority of the witnesses in his case recanted their testimony against Troy because, as they explained, they were pressured and threatened by the police to give false testimony.

Troy Davis will never be forgotten.

The best way to honor him today is to fight to end the death penalty.

Troy Davis’ life and struggle against the death machine in Georgia and in the US will be vindicated one day when in our society it will no longer be possible to execute another human being.


Music Video of the Week

October 23, 2011

Rebel Diaz – Troy Davis Lives Forever

Troy Davis R.I.P.

September 23, 2011

Voice of the Day

September 23, 2011

“There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.”

– Troy Anthony Davis

Troy Davis Will Live On

September 23, 2011

It’s two days later and I’m still numb.

Numb from the anger. Numb from sadness. Numb from the heartbreak.

The executioner’s won again.

The barbarians that rule over the justice system got their way again.

Another innocent man, another Black man, murdered by the government.

But this time the world was watching and so were many people in the US, for a change.

Troy’s case struck a nerve.

Troy’s execution has exposed the unfairness and barbarity of the death penalty to alot of people.

Troy’s execution has educated alot of people about the US criminal justice system.

Troy’s execution has awoken alot of sleepy minds.

All of this powerful. All of this is a force.

A force for change.

May Troy’s tragedy be just that.

A force for change.

Real change.

For once and for all.

May this wave of anger and outrage over Troy’s legal lynching result in a powerful new abolitionist movement, everyone united, fighting harder than ever, to abolish the death penalty.

And to continue to challenge and expose the racism, injustice and inequality of the US criminal justice system.

Troy Anthony Davis, you will NEVER be forgotten.

Brother, Your struggle is Our struggle.

WE ARE TROY DAVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Georgia Board of Pardons Rejects Clemency for Troy Davis

September 20, 2011

The decision has been made.

Despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence, a nameless, faceless, board of political appointees, gave the green light for Troy Davis’ execution.

It is a shameful, unjust and disgraceful decision.

But not unexpected.

The justice system does not work for us.

Blacks, Latinos and all people of color.

It is a rotten system that cannot be reformed.

The injustice, inequality and racism that is so prevalent in the US justice system is a reflection of the society at large that we live in.

The justice system does not operate in a vacuum. It is an integral part of our society, such as it is.

Another innocent man, another black man will be executed for no other reason than the color of his skin and the color of the murder victim’s skin. That is always the damning evidence after all.

For Troy Davis, more than 20 years of physical, mental and spiritual torture has not been enough.

The final stage of a monstrous injustice is about to be committed on Wednesday.

What’s happening to Troy Davis is a legal lynching. It is not hyperbole.

The courts convict people to die without any physical evidence and no murder weapon.

It is a nation of barbarians that we live in.

A nation that is cruel, inhumane, and supremely undemocratic.

Troy Davis’ blood is on all of us.

Those watching and those that are asleep.

There will be no closure for Troy, his family, and his supporters.

There will be no closure for the murder victim’s wife and mother who have been energetically calling for Troy’s execution.

There will be no closure for all the victims of the US justice system.

There will be no closure until the death penalty is abolished in the United States.

And There will be no final and complete closure until we live in a truly just and equal society.

Troy Davis Update

September 20, 2011

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles met with Troy’s legal team today but decided to delay a decision on whether to grant or deny him clemency.

The execution is scheduled for Wednesday.

I’m not sure how today’s inaction by the board will affect the planned execution.

Hopefully, the right decision to save Troy from Georgia’s killing machine, will be made tomorrow.

Praying for Troy and his family.


Over 500,000 Sign Petition to Stop Georgia Execution of Troy Davis

September 17, 2011


Thousands of people who believe the state of Georgia is about to execute an innocent man are rallying behind the high-profile death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis. Davis was convicted of the 1989 killing of an off-duty Savannah police officer, Mark MacPhail, but has always maintained his innocence.

His case has become a focal point for anti-death penalty activists in the United States and abroad, attracting supporters such as Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The Georgia Superior Court has scheduled Davis’s execution for next Wednesday, Sept. 21. Seven of the nine non-police witnesses who implicated Davis have recanted their testimony, and there is no physical evidence that ties him to the crime scene.

With his legal appeals exhausted, the fate of Troy Davis rests largely in the hands of Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Parole, which could commute his death sentence and spare his life. Yesterday, supporters delivered a petition containing more than half a million signatures to a state parole board in support of clemency for Davis. We speak with Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of NAACP, a leading organization in the campaign to stop Davis’s execution. “It’s been activism that has kept Troy alive to this point,” Jealous says.

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Stop The Execution Of Troy Davis!!!!!!!!!

September 16, 2011

Troy Davis Letter

September 15, 2011

Please Post Widely!!!!!!

Below is a letter from Troy Davis to Marlene Martin of the Campaign To End The Death Penalty.

For more information on Troy’s case and on the Global day of action go to the Campaign To End The Death Penalty’s website at http://www.nodeathpenalty.org.

Hello Marlene,

I received your letter. However they took all of my mail, address book and the only property I have is my eyeglasses. I’m writing with the filter of a pen because I’m not allowed the entire pen. With all these security rules they only allowed me to write down your address. I don’t remember everything you said in your letter but I wanted to thank you, your family and CEDP for everything.

It is time for action so please encourage everyone to reach out to politicians, ministers, and grassroots organizations to contact the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole and Governor to grant me relief and stop this scheduled execution. Get involved in this movement to put an end to the death penalty. Come to Georgia and take a stand for Justice. Let them know I’m blessed and my faith in God is stronger than ever. Now we have a chance to join together and be heard loud and clear that Georgia needs to stop this execution of an innocent man and end the death penalty all together.

Excuse my writing but its hard using the funnel only.

God bless you and keep up the great work you’re doing.


Troy Davis