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This is Troy Davis. He was charged for the murder or police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 and executed in 2011. Davis maintained his innocence…

The Associated Press has obtained an audio recording of Troy Davis’ last words before he was put to death on September 21. After a long day of emotional goodbyes, the AP reports that Davis knelt in his prison cell and began to pray 15 minutes before he was scheduled to die. Davis’ execution for the […]

Troy Davis was laid to rest on Saturday (October 1st) at Jonesville Baptist Church in his hometown of Savannah, GA. Over 1,000 attended his funeral, including NAACP National President Ben Jealous, comedian and activist Dick Gregory and gospel artist Deitrick Haddon. Rev. Raphael Warnock of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church also spoke during the service. […]

Filmmaker Michael Moore is calling for an economic boycott of Georgia over last week’s execution of Troy Anthony Davis. “I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, [and] to never do business in Georgia,” Moore said on his website this week. The award winning filmmaker and author […]

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Although protests did not prevent the execution of Troy Davis on Wednesday night, Atlanta MCs Big Boi and Killer Mike were two of the thousands of protesters that rallied outside the Georgia State Capital and marched to the jail in Jackson, Georgia where the execution took place. Reverend Al Sharpton was also among the many […]

Troy Davis was executed last night (September 22nd) in Jackson, Georgia for being convicted of killing an off-duty Savannah police officer, and several celebrities reacted strongly via Twitter. His case received international attention after an informer’s testimony that helped convict him turned out to be false, and several witnesses recanted. Davis was supposed to die […]

Troy Davis was executed late Wednesday night for the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis died at 11:08 p.m., according to CNN. The execution was about four hours later than initially scheduled, because prison officials waited for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Davis’ request for a stay. After 10 p.m. […]

The past week has been an emotional and challenging one, as people across the world have mobilized to get the word out regarding the pending execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis in the face of serious doubts about his guilt in a 1989 murder. As we speak, protesters are at the White House letting the […]

Below is a letter from Troy Davis who is scheduled to be executed tonight in Jackson, Georgia in one of the most controversial death penalty cases of the century: I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such […]

Troy Davis’ case has been one of the top trending topics throughout social media. It’s gained international attention, with renowned people in support of Davis such as Pope Benedict XVI, Desmond Tutu, and former President Jimmy Carter, entertainers such as Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte, NAACP, and more. “Two decades ago, a jury convicted Davis on […]