Monday, September 19, 2011

PRESS RELEASE.

I would like to interrupt your daily scheduled life to give you the following information:

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19 September 2011

CONTACTS:
Kimberly Davis, Petition Author, contact Wende Gozan Brown (212) 633-4247 wgozan@aiusa.org
Jonathan Perri, Change.org Senior Organizer for Criminal Justice (401) 265-9445 jon@change.org

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
GEORGIA PAROLE BOARD TO VOTE TODAY ON TROY DAVIS
Death row inmate Troy Davis’ last chance to avoid a September 21 execution to take place this morning at a hearing before the Georgia Board of Paroles and Pardons. Nearly a quarter million people join Davis’ sister Kimberly’s campaign on Change.org asking for clemency.

ATLANTA, GA – Death row inmate Troy Davis will face the Georgia Board of Paroles and Pardons this morning at a clemency hearing in Atlanta. Nearly 250,000 people from around the world have joined an online campaign on Change.org created by Davis sister Kimberly, calling on the board to grant Davis clemency.

“In the past two decades, seven of the nine witnesses in this case have recanted their testimony or changed their stories,” said Kimberly Davis, who launched the campaign on Change.org. “There is too much doubt to execute Troy.”

Last week more than 650,000 signatures from multiple petitions seeking to stop the September 21 execution were delivered by supporters to the Georgia Board of Paroles and Pardons at a press conference in Atlanta. Over 220,000 of these signatures came from the campaign created on Change.org by Kimberly Davis, a Savannah, GA resident and Troy Davis’ sister.

“When Troy saw that more than 650,000 signatures had been delivered to the board in his name, he called to tell me he was deeply moved,” Kimberly Davis said. “He told me he knew that he had supporters around the world, but he had no idea that the support was that widespread.”
Convicted in 1991 of the 1989 murder of a Savannah, GA police officer, Davis’ case has attracted international attention because of recantations of witness testimony and a lack of physical evidence tying Troy to the murder. Seven witnesses have recanted or contradicted their testimony against Davis and others have implicated another man as the killer.
Georgia Representatives John Lewis and Hank Johnson sent the parole board a letter signed by over 50 members of Congress supporting clemency for Davis. In addition to that letter, other public figures who support commuting Davis’ death sentence include Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory, President Jimmy Carter, activist and singer Harry Belafonte, the European Parliament, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others.
Pro-death penalty figures have also voiced their opposition to the execution, including former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr, former Texas Governor Mark White, and Norman Fletcher, a former Georgia Supreme Court Justice.


Kim Davis’ campaign has been one of the most popular ever launched on Change.org” said Jonathan Perri, Senior Organizer for Criminal Justice at Change.org. “Change.org is about empowering anyone, anywhere to demand action on the issues that matter to them, and it’s clear that there is overwhelming support for granting Troy Davis clemency.”

At 7:30 a.m. today, supporters will gather outside the Parole Board meeting in the "Sloppy" Floyd Building, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 for a day long vigil.

Live signature totals from the Kim Davis’ campaign:
http://www.change.org/petitions/7-of-9-witnesses-say-my-brother-is-innocent-stop-troy-davis-execution-on-sep-21

Journalists interested in interviewing members of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles should try doing so through:

Steve Hayes
Director of Public Affairs, Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles
(404) 657-9450

Members of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles

James E. Donald
Chairman, Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles
404-651-6667
Albert R. Murray
Vice Chairman, Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles
(404) 651-6599
L. Gale Buckner
Member, Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles
(404) 651-6595
Terry Barnard
Member, Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles
(404) 651-6667
Robert E. Keller
Member, Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles
(404) 651-6695


For more information on Change.org, please visit:
http://www.change.org/about
Change.org is the world’s fastest-growing platform for social change — growing by more than 400,000 new members a month, and empowering millions of people to start, join, and win campaigns for social change in their community, city and country."

Carry on.



39 comments:

uptownsteve said...

Where's all the black women sticking up for Troy Davis?

tee hee

Anonymous said...

thanks!

i hope u post the same for mumia someday...

he was framed too

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Carolyn Moon (Amina) said...

Thank you Field for this update and all that you do despite the naysayers.

PilotX said...

White police officer killed, Black man accused and a Black president. This is Georgia we're talking about. He's as good as gone. I would love for this to work itself out but my faith in this country isn't too strong right about now. Maybe I'll be surprised.

alicia banks said...

uts:

do i ever research/read anything????

u r way late
as always
u sexist fool

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://aliciabanks.xanga.com/732755043/women-in-cages---the-other-prisoners/&sa=U&ei=2ad3TsTUJeipsALNjaGMBQ&ved=0CA8QFjAA&usg=AFQjCNEXt_yaMQkir4OPR3K04pyFlRy-uw

http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/cases/usa-troy-davis

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php&sa=U&ei=Nqh3TsCpD-WusALYr5nvDg&ved=0CBEQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNEz5wGNCh4hYpgGqCuO8SlZXUUncw

Anonymous said...

UTS, if you had seen the MSM belatedly showing the Davis supporters...you would see plenty of AfAm women.

PilotX, Georgia sure do miss the days of ole Virginny. Funny how all the wites thinkerate they will be Massa of the Plantation.

Mold

Anonymous said...

PilotX, I rarely agree with you but I do in this case and about the country, esp when it comes to how Blacks are treated in America. It continually gets worse and I won't lie, it is quite depressing. And it has gotten worse because a bm was elected President.

The funny thing when he was elected I had this ire feeling that things wouldn't go so well. That feeling proved to be right.

It sucks to be Black in America, and that's the bottom line. Obama and his family members have taken a beating for his being President. And there doesn't appear to be any end in sight.

The entire black race is being pushed down. Now politically, there is a political movement to restructure districts to take away any voting power in urban areas. Meanwhile, the Democrats are useless and offer no resistance to those who are killing us.

I am tired of the entire mess. I don't know much about Troy Davis whether he was framed or not. It is possible that happened, but I asked a simple question here, but got put down for asking a question.

So, I'm of the opinion that if people are for Troy go about being mean-spirited toward others, then maybe Troy is like them and is too mean to treat anyone with respect.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Field. Thanks for the easy email links, thanks for keeping this out there, and thanks for ALL you do.

alicia banks said...

sexist colorist coon uts:

u lie like hobama

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2011/09/19/nr-ray-troy-davis.cnn?hpt=hp_t2

Anonymous said...

If he was framed, I hope brother Troy Davis will not be executed and will be given a chance to prove his innocence.

Executing an innocent man does nothing for justice for the murdered cop, or Justice itself. In addition, I would not want injustice done to me, any of my love ones or to anyone who is innocent.

Why must the innocent die while the guilty go free?

The death penalty is a terrible burden for humans to carry. Human beings err daily, several times a day. Therefore, because humans are error prone, they should not want to put anyone to death. The death penalty should be abolished. I pray he will not be executed.

Carolyn Moon (Amina) said...

@Uptown Steve...

Is there a reason why black women shouldn't demand justice since there is reasonable doubt in this case? I am a black woman!

Anonymous said...

UTS, I accepted your challenge in the previous thread and now you go silent? You are nothing but a fraud.

uptownsteve said...

Okay, so everyone who took umbrage to my comment, have you or have you not seen black men like Field here on the previous, myself, Roland Martin, Colbert King and numerous others defending Michelle Obama?

If so, why didn't you challenge the baseless remarks of AB and LAA?

uptownsteve said...

You're such a slime anon.

You didn't meet any challenge.

Do it here and now.

Watch him slink away agin.

Anonymous said...

Anima, "Is there a reason why black women shouldn't demand justice since there is reasonable doubt in this case? I am a black woman!"

Of course not. UTS is just an ass who has a bad attitude toward black women. He pops off at the mouth to put down black women...Except, of course, the one who will married down to care of his sorry ass.

His wife must be one desperate lonely woman with zero confidence.

Hey Steve, I accepted your challenge. Why haven't you responded? Now watch. He won't answer.

PilotX said...

"PilotX, I rarely agree with you but I do in this case and about the country"

Broken clock theory huh? Even you're entitled to be right once in a while.

NSangoma said...

~
My son was six weeks old when I first brought him to meet his uncle, Troy Davis. You would have thought I gave Troy a gold bar. He was scared to hold my tiny baby. I literally had to just put De'Jaun in his arms and walk away. And he was like, "But he's so little. Come, get him, get him, get him." I said, "No, you get him. You hold him." It was such a magical moment, because it was like I was giving my brother this gift.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martina-daviscorreia/troy-davis_b_966944.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martina-daviscorreia/troy-davis_b_966944.html

De'Jaun, one needs naught else but that name to know that these are some low Negroes.
`

NSangoma said...

~
My son was six weeks old when I first brought him to meet his uncle, Troy Davis. You would have thought I gave Troy a gold bar. He was scared to hold my tiny baby. I literally had to just put De'Jaun in his arms and walk away. And he was like, "But he's so little. Come, get him, get him, get him." I said, "No, you get him. You hold him." It was such a magical moment, because it was like I was giving my brother this gift.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martina-daviscorreia/troy-davis_b_966944.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martina-daviscorreia/troy-davis_b_966944.html

De'Jaun, one needs naught else but that name to know that these are some low Negroes.
`

Anonymous said...

How do you explain the other people shot by Troy Davis on that same night? Or is that in dispute also? Just wondering if this can be explained to me, since I believe Troy Davis is guilty of murder, but I do not believe in the death penalty.

signed,
Confused.

field negro said...

So we wait.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/09/convicted-cop-killer-faces-life-or-death-decision/1

uptownsteve said...

Anon

"Hey Steve, I accepted your challenge.

Where? When?

uptownsteve said...

No word yet on the Georgia Parole Board's decision on clemency for Troy Davis.

All we can do now is pray for the brother.

Dr.Queen said...

Until white on black crime meets with the same type of justice as black on white crime, NO MORE DEATH PENALTY!!!!!!

And Steve, why are you arguing with a ghost?

Anonymous said...

Wonder why a white guy is sooo interested in TELLing us about the eveel UTS?
As far as marriage...it is pretty much a wingnut Con meme to intrude into others relationships...without being invited.
Gee, wite dude...why are you not pontificating about the Bristol 'two babees' and Levi not-marriage....or Newt's serial adultery...?

In our society, Death is still an option for punishment. If we have it, we need to ensure a fair application and the removal of doubt concerning guilt.


Mold

Mack Lyons said...

"Of course not. UTS is just an ass who has a bad attitude toward black women. He pops off at the mouth to put down black women...Except, of course, the one who will married down to care of his sorry ass.

His wife must be one desperate lonely woman with zero confidence."


Seems like character assassination is a big thing around these parts. Anything to shut down those you don't agree with or don't like.

"Executing an innocent man does nothing for justice for the murdered cop, or Justice itself. In addition, I would not want injustice done to me, any of my love ones or to anyone who is innocent."

It satiates the bloodlust of many who want to see someone somewhere be killed for this crime. If and when the state suddenly decides that they were in the wrong afterwards, there will be enough mental distance from the case in which people don't have to remember anything about it, or if they do, to feel the least bit remorseful over their views or decisions.

Anonymous said...

Dr.Queen said...
Until white on black crime meets with the same type of justice as black on white crime, NO MORE DEATH PENALTY!!!!!!


What white on black crime? Most interracial crimes are committed by black males.

Anonymous said...

I thought that the death penalty is suppose to be introduced only after "beyond reasonable doubt" has been matched?? If 7 out of 9 witnesses have recanted their testimoney and claimed police intimidation. Let's see black man killed white cop in Savannah, GA in the 80's?? No siree not in GA.

These are the people that control us, the nice young man has been hand selected by Georgia's Governor and he sticks by him!

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/206047/40/Immigration-board-member-Phil-Kent-on-whiteness-and-ethnic-conflict

This is today in GA. So Troy must put his life in God's hand

Anonymous said...

What white on black crime? Most interracial crimes are committed by black males.

Thank you. Seriously, WTF is Jackass Queen smokin?

alicia banks said...

amen fn:

i declare war on section 8 pookies etc...

BUT

the rich own and rule BOTH parties!!!

and the dems hate the poor even more than the repubs
the dems pretend to be allies...as they do the same evil

ie

the corps own hobama and heand his banksters have slain the american dream 35 times more than any other prez...and done so faaster and more indelibly than any rich peer politico too

wake up!!!

reps = dems
hobama proves that more each day!!!



While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.


BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.



http://www.stopbilderberg.org/news/obama-remains-bilderberg-pawn-in-global-petroleum-chess-match/

http://www.greanvillepost.com/2011/04/20/obama%E2%80%99s-depraved-indifference/

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36783.html

field negro said...

As is to be expected, the Ga. Parole Board denied clemency for Troy Davis. He will be killed by the state tomorrow.

All of you who advocated on behalf of this man should be proud of yourselves. Sadly, this is more than I can say for the folks responsible for the justice system in the state of Georgia.

alicia banks said...

fn:

there is hope until the final hour...

i pray he and mumia will both be spared state sanctioned murders...

i will pray until it is done

alicia banks said...

the corps own hobama and he and his banksters have slain the american dream 35 times more than any other prez...and done so faster and more indelibly than any rich peer politico too

Rights Eroding: The open and free Internet is under full assault under Obama's leadership. It has become obvious that there has never been much in the way of Internet privacy, especially since the Patriot Act went into full effect. But now, free access to information via the Internet is the target of legislation such as The Protecting Cybersecurity as a National Asset Act, aka the "Internet Kill Switch" bill, and the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), aka the domain "Blacklist" bill. The free Internet is also being threatened by market-based "net neutrality" agreements, civil lawsuits, technical censorship via search engines, and yes, blogging taxes too. Finally, the DHS has been arbitrarily seizing domain names, which is clearly unconstitutional. Given that Obama is completely in bed with Google and others in the corporate information cartel, you can bet he will show his support for these endeavors even if only by remaining silent as they are debated then implemented.

Obamacare Fascism: Even many progressives view Obamacare as a purely fascist policy. When a progressive tries to defend Obamacare these days, the best argument they can give is "at least Obama tried to fix the problem." It's their way of subtly deflecting blame to Bush for ignoring it because he was too busy "smokin' turrurists outta their holes". Healthcare reform was meant to increase competition and affordable coverage for all Americans. Yet, the private insurance monopolies remain and citizens are mandated to buy from them under penalty of jail, while 1000 of the most connected corporations are exempt from the law. Furthermore, the FDA remains under the full control of Big Pharma/Chemical giants and the giveaways to the drug companies have only increased. Finally, when there are huge profits involved in deciding if people live or die, and budgetary rationing of services, you will always have "death panels." So, yes, the corporate government healthcare merger is complete with for-profit "death panels." Folks, if you want to know what the modern-day definition of fascism is, you just read it.

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/04/10-reasons-obama-is-just-as-bad-or.html

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/04/10-reasons-obama-is-just-as-bad-or.html

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uptownsteve said...

Queen and Mack.

Thanks for speaking up.

Anonymous said...

"Folks responsible for the justice system in the state of Georgia"???

Hmm you mean like the 7 Afro-American Jurors????

Frank Drackman

alicia banks said...
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alicia banks said...

Rk/retention kinks:


See the elitist hypocrisy in your blackish god hobama???

Beyond seeing his blackish face in your own striped demon seed?


Try again:

Hours after delivering a White House speech that called on wealthy Americans to pay higher taxes, President Barack Obama dined with some of these very Americans in New York. He was expected to raise more than $2 million for his reelection campaign.

He didn’t mention his plan to tax the rich, at least not in front of reporters. But he did allude to the controversy around his plan.

“We’re already hearing the moans and groans of the other side,” he said.

“You’re already hearing the moans and groans from the other side about how we are engaging in class warfare and we’re being too populist and this and that and the other — all the usual scripts.”

He added: “The fact you are present here tonight is something that is hugely encouraging to me.”

Liberal Tormentor - tormenting liberals with logic and facts since1982 said...

"All of you who advocated on behalf of this man should be proud of yourselves."

No worries.There are more murderers for you leftist to defend.Screw the victims.

The Obamanator said...

Couldn't Obama step-in & spare his life? The Liberals would fall in love with him, all over again.

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