Troy Davis Could Face Black Prosecutor

By Daisy Hernandez Jun 05, 2009

Chatham County, Georgia has its first Black district attorney: Larry Chisolm (pictured here). Now, Chisolm has to decide whether or not to reopen the case of Troy Davis, a Black man on death row for the 1989 murder of an off-duty white cop. It would be the right thing to do. L.A. Times‘s Richard Fausset points out that Chisolm got elected last November thanks in large part to the Black voter turnout for Obama. Well, Chisolm should now listen to those voters. The NAACP and others are pleading with him to reopen the case.