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Teach-In For Troy Davis
Please join the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Amnesty International and others in a “teach-in” about Troy’s case, learning the facts behind this shocking injustice, and debating what the next steps are for a movement to stop Troy’s executions – and all executions.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
521 West 126th st
(between Amsterdam and Broadway)
*AMY GOODMAN, host of Democracy Now!
*Michael Letwin, activist, member of the Association of Legal Aid Attorney
Musical groups:? The Welfare Poets
And many others!
Troy Davis — sentenced to death in 1991 — remains on death row despite a compelling case of innocence. With no physical evidence, the case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies event at the time of the trial. All but two of the state’s on-police witnesses have now recanted or contradicted their testimony. This new evidence has never been reviewed in a court of law. His case has become a symbol of the racism and inequality that exists of the U.S. criminal justice system and the death penaty machine, with an international movement of solidarity springing up around him. Public pressure has helped halt his execution three times so far – but today he is nearing the end of his legal options, and could be send to the death chamber as soon as October if the US Supreme Court rules against him.