I am Troy Davis

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Saturday, September 21, 2013, marked the secondary anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis by the state of Georgia. Millions of people around the world will always remember Troy Davis, his sister Martina Correia , and the incredible fight to save his life. The struggle for justice for Troy Davis and for all person wrongfully incarcerated persons housed in prisons throughout this country continues. As a result, more states have repealed the death penalty.

When he was facing execution in 2008, Troy wrote in a letter”….no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated.

“There are so many more Troy Davis across our nation. 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.”

The newly released book, I am Troy Davis, co-authored by Troy Davis, Martina Correia, and Jen Marlowe is available at Haymarket Books. Recently, Democracy Now! aired a segment about Troy Davis, the fight to save his life, and the newly released book about him and his family. You can watch their coverage here:
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/21/remembering_troy_davis_questions_remain_over
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/20/i_am_troy_davis_supporters_family.

Source(s): Amnesty, NAACP

Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art

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