Troy Davis’s sister, Martina Davis-Correia, lost her battle with cancer last week. She always considered their twin fight for life intertwined. “Twin struggles,” she said. “Twin souls.” Jen Marlowe remembers Martina’s courage and love.
Support for the penalty is down, according to a Gallup Poll. Republicans, men, whites and those living in the South and Midwest more like to support it, while people under 30 are more likely to oppose.
Thousands of young, black men and women in the South are declaring “I am Troy Davis” as if their lives depend on it. And they do. The fight against systemic racism in the justice system may have finally exploded out of the courts and into the community.
The historian and author spent seven hours outside of the prison where Troy Davis was executed last night. Here, he describes the mood of the crowd, the police reaction and he weighs in on why Obama didn’t step in.
As the world watched, hundreds gathered outside the prison where Troy Davis was killed last night. They prayed for a more humane and equitable criminal justice system. Now that Davis is slain, the question is how to make that reform real.
As Georgia prepares to kill Troy Davis tonight, he and his family fight on for justice. “The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me,” he tells his supporters. “This struggle is for all the Troy Davis’s who came before me and all the ones who will come after me.”