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Friday, 20 September 2013

"I Am Troy Davis": Supporters, Family of Georgian Man Executed in 2011 Push To End Death Penalty 1/3

http://www.democracynow.org - Two years ago on Sept. 21, 2011, the state of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis. The execution took place despite major doubts about evidence used to convict Davis of killing police officer Mark MacPhail, including the recantation of seven of the nine non-police witnesses. "The fight is not over, it's actually just beginning and we still have a long way to go," says Troy Davis' sister, Kimberly Davis, of the family's battle to prove his innocence and to abolish the death penalty nationally. We also speak to outgoing NAACP president Benjamin Jealous and Jen Marlowe, co-author of the new book, "I Am Troy Davis" with Troy's oldest sister Martina Davis-Correia, who died in December 2011 after a decade-long battle with breast cancer. In addition to the discussion, we air footage from the Democracy Now! special broadcast the night of the execution and from his funeral.

Watch the full interview, and all of our reports on the Troy Davis case at http://www.democracynow.org/topics/tr....

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