9.29.2011

Troy Davis Funeral Set To Take Place in Savannah; Amnesty International Calls for Global “Day of Remembrance”

*Update (9/30): The NAACP will be livestreaming Troy Davis funeral services on October 1 at 11:00AM EST. Link> http://fb.me/1alCqh5wy

According to Martina Correia, Troy Davis sister, his funeral service is set for October 1 at 11 a.m. at Jonesville Baptist Church, 5201 Montgomery Street in Savannah. The public is invited. Also anyone who would like to send cards can send them to "I Am Troy Davis", PO Box 2105, Savannah,GA 31407.

On September 21, at 11:08 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Mr. Davis was pronounced dead—some say murdered—by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia. I penned this recent cover story for The Final Call Newspaper regarding this "legal lynching."

“We're hurting and we thank everyone for everything they did. Like my brother said this struggle didn't start with him and it shouldn't end with him. We can't stop. His death was not in vain. He told us he wants us to keep fighting to prove his innocence and that's what we're going to do,” Martina Correia told me an interview. [Read the full story]

 According a press release, Amnesty International is urging supporters worldwide who are outraged over the execution of Troy Davis to observe Saturday, October 1 – the day of his funeral -- as a “Day of Remembrance.” The organization said it has seen an unprecedented outpouring of new support for its campaign to end the death penalty in the aftermath of the execution.

Amnesty International is asking supporters who will not attend the funeral to observe a “Day of Remembrance” by wearing “I am Troy Davis” t-shirts or black armbands with “Not in my name” written on it on Saturday and to change their Facebook profile picture to the “I am Troy Davis” image.

I saw this cartoon in the Houston Chronicle recently....What do you think?




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