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NC: Governor Vetoes Repeal of Racial Justice Act

NC: Governor Vetoes Repeal of Racial Justice Act

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 5:07PM

North Carolina’s governor vetoed a bill that would have repealed a law that allows death-row inmates to appeal their sentences based on statistical proof of racial bias.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Troy Davis

Antone De'Jaun Correia Writes Obituary For His Uncle, Troy Davis

Antone De’Jaun Correia Writes Obituary For His Uncle, Troy Davis

by Jorge Rivas on December 12 2011, 10:34AM

On the heels of mounting losses in his family, the brave 17-year-old publishes an obituary remembering his uncle for the wisdom and love he showed others while in prison.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

A Sister Who Fought for Her Brother's Life, While Clinging to Her Own

A Sister Who Fought for Her Brother’s Life, While Clinging to Her Own

by Jen Marlowe on December 6 2011, 10:02AM

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

Troy Davis's Legacy: A New, Deeply Personal Movement

Troy Davis’s Legacy: A New, Deeply Personal Movement

by Jen Marlowe, Kung Li on September 30 2011, 10:05AM

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

Justice John Paul Stevens' Only Regret: Texas Death Penalty Vote

Justice John Paul Stevens’ Only Regret: Texas Death Penalty Vote

by Jorge Rivas on September 29 2011, 4:46PM

The retired judge says that his 1977 vote to reinstate the Texas death penalty isn’t something he’s proud of.

Topics: Troy Davis

Beyond Troy Davis: How Race Colors Death Row 'Justice' Infographic

Beyond Troy Davis: How Race Colors Death Row ‘Justice’

by Jamilah King, Hatty Lee on September 23 2011, 9:00AM

Troy Davis’s execution is an outrage, but it’s a bracingly typical one. Here’s a detailed look at how race shapes who ends up on death row and with life sentences in the U.S.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

William Jelani Cobb Reports from the Prison Gates

William Jelani Cobb Reports from the Prison Gates

by Akiba Solomon on September 22 2011, 2:00PM

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.

Topics: Gender, Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

A Wrenching Night of Global Solidarity as Georgia Kills Troy Davis Photo

A Wrenching Night of Global Solidarity as Georgia Kills Troy Davis

by Stokely Baksh on September 22 2011, 9:40AM

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

The Long, Murderous Arm of the Law Has Killed Troy Davis

The Long, Murderous Arm of the Law Has Killed Troy Davis

by Kai Wright, Jamilah King on September 21 2011, 11:13PM

Tonight, we mourn not only Davis’s life, but all of those lives that have been destroyed and taken in the name of a criminally unjust system of law and order.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Kai Wright, Troy Davis

A Circle of Prayer for Troy Davis--and the Country That Would Kill Him

A Circle of Prayer for Troy Davis—and the Country That Would Kill Him

by Jen Marlowe on September 21 2011, 9:27AM

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.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

Breaking: Georgia Parole Board Denies Clemency for Troy Davis

Breaking: Georgia Parole Board Denies Clemency for Troy Davis

by Jorge Rivas on September 20 2011, 9:19AM

The board decided Tuesday morning to deny Davis clemency, despite increasing doubt in his case.

Topics: Troy Davis

Supporters Rally to Save Troy Davis Days Before Scheduled Execution

Supporters Rally to Save Troy Davis Days Before Scheduled Execution

by Jorge Rivas on September 16 2011, 1:10PM

Time is running out for Troy Davis, the death row inmate who many believe is innocent. Here’s a list of rallies happening across the country to save his life.

Topics: Troy Davis

Georgia Plans to Kill Troy Davis Next Week. Can It Still Be Stopped?

Georgia Plans to Kill Troy Davis Next Week. Can It Still Be Stopped?

by Jen Marlowe on September 14 2011, 9:30AM

The answer remains unclear. But the state clemency board is being bombarded with letters requesting it pay attention to deeply troubling evidence suggesting Davis’s innocence.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

Dispatch from Death Row: Saving Troy Davis With a Family's Love

Dispatch from Death Row: Saving Troy Davis With a Family’s Love

by Jen Marlowe on June 1 2011, 9:00AM

While human rights advocates work furiously to stop the execution of man they say is innocent, he’s been focused on raising his sister’s son into a proud young man.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Troy Davis