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Exonerated Death Row Survivors Urge Georgia to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

From Witness to Innocence:Exonerated Death Row Survivors Urge Georgia to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis  Chairman James E. Donald                                                                                                           Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SESuite 458, Balcony Level, East TowerAtlanta, GA 30334 Dear Chairperson Donald and Members of the Board: We, the undersigned, are alive today because some…read more

Tonight on Atlanta Radio: Update on Troy Davis' Death Row Appeal

Mondays, 6pm – 7pm EST —– WRFG-Atlanta 89.3 FMhttp://www.wrfg.org/features/shows/shows-desc.asp?showid=36  Join us tonight for an update on the case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis, whom many now believe to be innocent of the crime for which he is on death row, i.e. the killing of Savannah police officer Mark McPhail.  Davis has been spared from…read more

Judge Rejects Death Row Prisoner Troy Davis’s Innocence Claim

    A federal judge in Georgia has rejected death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis’s claims of innocence. Last year the Supreme Court took the unusual step of ordering a district court in Georgia to hold a special evidentiary hearing to consider evidence that surfaced after Davis’s conviction and might establish his innocence. Davis was…read more

Rice University Teach-In for Troy Davis

The Death Penalty, Race, Institutional Flaws and What You Can Do In 1991 Troy Anthony Davis was convicted of the murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail and sentenced to death in Georgia. In the case Davis pleaded innocent and through out his time on death row he has never changed this assertion. After his…read more

U.S. Supreme Court Orders Hearing for Troy Davis

The Innocence Project is reporting that in a highly unusual step, the U.S. Supreme Court today ordered a new hearing in the case of Troy Davis, who has been on Georgia’s death row for nearly two decades for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Ruling on a habeas corpus petition from Davis, the court…read more

Tonight: Troy's case on BET

Watch 106 & Park BET Show from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and NAACP members will highlight the Troy Davis Case.

Global Day of Action for Troy Davis

Troy Davis is a man on death row with a compelling case for innocence. No murder weapon, no physical evidence, and 7 of 9 eye witnesses have recanted their testimony. Yet no jury has ever heard this evidence. The 11th Circuit Court has denied Troy Davis’ most recent petition and a new execution date may…read more

Troy Davis loses appeal by 2-1 vote

Daily Report A federal appeals court late Thursday afternoon ruled against Troy Anthony Davis, whose claims of innocence have delayed his execution for killing a Savannah police officer in 1989. Judges Joel F. Dubina and Stanley Marcuswrote that Davis failed to meet the proceduralrequirements for filing a second habeas petition in federal court. Davis has…read more

About to be killed by the state of Georgia

Indie rock group State Radio has joined forces with Amnesty International to produce a short, hard-hitting animated Web video about the plight of death row inmate Troy Davis. Davis has been on death row for 18 years and has received three stays of execution, twice coming within 24 hours of his death, despite a strong…read more