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… There is no question that the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has captured the nation’s attention. The local police department’s allegedly inadequate investigation and insistence that the shooter George Zimmerman remain free, with no criminal charges, has led to an eruption in social media, the creation of numerous online petitions, and even for […]

When I see the evolution of the case of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy who was killed by a night watchman under suspicious circumstances, I am both impressed and concerned. I am impressed that the world has come together to find justice for Trayvon. His death will not be in vain; for, I am sure there is a legislator who will be able to more readily pass an important gun control law as a result of Trayvon’s sacrifice. His death may save quite a few lives.

Until the day Troy Davis was executed, his nephew, Antone De’Jaun Correia visited him every other week from the day he was born. RELATED: Pa. Man Fakes Mom’s Obituary To Get Time Off Of Work This past week The Guardian published an obituary for Davis written by his nephew. The Guardian reports: What Troy did for […]

From KYSDC Howard University students took to the streets to protest the execution of Troy Davis last night. 13 people including a professor were arrested in total. Read more here The students were told to move from the front of the White House to Lafayette Square. They refused to move and were then arrested. One […]

The outpouring of support and grief for Troy Davis was visible across tv screens and the web in the last few weeks. But what was also visible though not as much on the surface, were the commenters glad to see an arguably innocent man be executed. Buzzfeed compiled a list of 15 of the most […]

NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on capital punishment on Thursday, saying courts need to slow down appeals processes to consider DNA evidence that could potentially prove a defendant is innocent. Clinton’s comments came less than 24 hours after the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis, a man convicted of shooting an […]

Troy Davis Offers Blessings As Last Words By the CNN Wire Staff updated 5:37 AM EST, Thu September 22, 2011 Until the very end, Davis maintained his innocence. After he was strapped to the death gurney, he lifted his head to address the family of the slain officer. He told the family of Mark MacPhail […]

JACKSON, Ga-Troy Davis’s execution scheduled for 7pm today has been delayed as the Supreme Court weighs Davis’s lawyers argument for a stay of execution. The Supreme Court could decide any time today or within the next week whether Davis should be executed. ABC News reports: At 7:05 p.m. tonight, five minutes after his scheduled death, […]

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 the state of 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 […]

Al Sharpton repeated his call against the impending execution of Troy Davis on his Tuesday show. Davis has been on death row since 1991, convicted of the 1989 murder of a police officer. But pervasive questions about his innocence have plagued the case. Davis was convicted almost solely on eyewitness evidence, and seven of the […]