Monthly Archives: September 20, 2011

Troy Davis denied – From Texas to Georgia: Stop Executions!

If you are outraged by the decision announced this morning by the Georgia Parole Board to deny clemency to Troy Davis and want to take a stand against executions in Texas, please come the Capitol this evening! For a response to the Parole Boards decision and more information on Troy’s case:  http://nodeathpenalty.org/organizing-updates/september-20-2011-organizing-update/travesty-justice-troy-has-been-denied-clemenc Keep contacting the…read more

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNS DECISION TO DENY TROY DAVIS CLEMENCY, CALLING IT AN ‘OUTRAGEOUS AFFRONT TO JUSTICE’

Amnesty International Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, September 19, 2011 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNS DECISION TO DENY TROY DAVIS CLEMENCY, CALLING IT AN ‘OUTRAGEOUS AFFRONT TO JUSTICE’ Contact:  Wende Gozan Brown at 347-526-5520, wgozan@aiusa.org(Atlanta) – Following the announcement that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency to death-row inmate Troy Anthony Davis, Larry Cox, executive…read more

Back-to-back executions loom in Texas

Cleve “Sarge” Foster, top, and Lawrence Brewer By Elizabeth SteinProducer, Execution Watch Sarge Foster has cheated death for the third time this year. A spokesman for the U.S. Supreme Court said this afternoon that Foster was granted a stay of execution pending a hearing on his petition for a Writ of Certiorari — a request…read more

A Call To Action From Troy Davis!

I just received this letter from Troy in the mail and wanted to share it with everybody in it’s entirety. At first I wondered why the penmanship was sort of scrawled.  Then I read his note and I understood. He had to write it using the inside of a pen. They have taken everything from…read more

Execution Watch: Duane Buck

Duane Buck     By Elizabeth Stein Producer, Execution Watch   Attorneys for Duane Buck are struggling to win a stay before his scheduled execution Thursday for a double homicide in Houston.    Buck’s death sentence was unconstitutional, they say, because it was issued following testimony from a prosecution witness that Buck was more likely…read more

Prosecutor in Case Where Government Relied on Race Testimony at Trial Urges Texas Officials to Stop Duane Buck’s Execution

For Immediate Release:                                                Contacts: Kate Black, 303-818-0370 Monday, September 12, 2011                                         Laura Burstein, 202-626-6868                    Prosecutor in Case Where Government Relied on Race Testimony at Trial Urges Texas Officials to Stop Duane Buck’s Execution Houston, Texas, September 12, 2011 – Today, a former Harris County Assistant District Attorney who prosecuted Duane Buck is urging state…read more

Execution Watch: Steven Woods

                                                                  Steven woods By Elizabeth Ann Stein Producer, Execution Watch Texas is poised to execute Steven Woods Tuesday despite pleas from Amnesty International, change.org and others to commute his sentence to life in prison.    A letter urging members of Amnesty International to take action cites “serious inconsistencies in prosecution theories,” as well as the…read more

26 Exonerated Death Row inmates Call on Georgia to Stop Troy Davis’ Execution

Georgia corrections officials have set a Sept. 21 date for the execution of Troy Anthony Davis, who wass convicted of the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail.  The human rights group Amnesty International renewed its call for clemency Wednesday for a man on Georgia’s death row, citing continued doubts about his guilt….read more

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