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Troy Davis Trial

Mercy, Mercy Me

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

I'm not going to discuss the case, the evidence, the flawed judicial system, or the blatant disregard of human life. Not today. Today, I'll take a different perspective to explore the root of why things went so terribly wrong. The concept is simple: grace and mercy.

Capital Punishment Punishes Everyone

Deborah King | Posted 11.25.2011 | Crime
Deborah King

The death penalty has not only failed to meet any "reasonable" concept of justice, but it has also failed to make us better human beings; we will stand tall only when we abolish it.

It's Too Late for Troy Davis, But It's Not Too Late for Us

Roger Smith | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Roger Smith

He can become the symbolic spearhead of a concerted effort finally to mobilize a majority of Americans behind a severe limitation on the death penalty's use. Its outright prohibition remains sadly but clearly politically impossible.

Troy Davis' Backers Seek Next Steps After Execution

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Black Voices

ATLANTA — Minutes before he was put to death, Troy Davis asked his supporters to "continue to fight this fight" – but will they, and how? ...

The Execution of Troy Davis Was a Miscarriage of Justice and the World Watched It Play Out

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.22.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

As I left Georgia yesterday for NY, I was consumed with irony. So many heads of state were gathered at the UN hearing the U.S. stress the importance of human rights as we simultaneously executed this man.

An Open Letter to the State of Georgia

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

As a native of Georgia, Decatur to be specific, I mourn for us. We've taken some steps back in our progression; there's a silent, suffocating fear that is hovering over our state.

The Execution of Troy Davis -- A Mother's Story

Martina Davis-Correia | Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime
Martina Davis-Correia

My son was six weeks old when I first brought him to meet his uncle, Troy Davis. He was scared to hold my tiny baby. It was such a magical moment, because it was like I was giving my brother this gift.

Nellie McKay Sings Out For Troy Davis

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime
Michael Giltz

2011-09-16-troytoer.jpgSinger, songwriter, actress, activist and all around delightful talent Nellie McKay has just released a haunting video to bring attention to the case of Troy Davis.

Swell Of Clergy Rallies Around Ga. Death Row Inmate

Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service (RNS) In a last-minute bid to stop a Sept. 21 execution in Georgia, religious leaders have rallied i...

Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.13.2011 | Crime
Rev. Al Sharpton

Troy Davis has exhausted all of his appeals and without clemency or some other drastic action, he will be executed next week. An entire case based on witness testimony that has now fallen apart requires immediate action.